New Year came upon us quietly in the snow this year. After a meal with Áedán and Petra in the Old Town, we walked back through the snow looking at the lights to join the Spanish Connection in Schrennengasse for the traditional 12 grapes (“Eating 12 grapes at midnight on New Year’s Eve is both a tradition and a superstition in Spain. Rare is the Spaniard who will risk poisoning their fate for the coming year by skipping the grapes, one for each stroke of midnight”). The cats were, of course, not amused by the fireworks, of which there are no pictures this year.
On New Year’s Day evening, we were joined by Christian and Ruth who had performed beautiful music in the Prediger Church for the now traditional Scottish salmon, followed by a splendid dessert produced by Seán and Jacqueline.
s Guets Nöis!