Welcome to 2012! I hope you all have a fantastic year! So, how did you welcome it in?
We had a BBQ! Yep a real, outside in the garden BBQ, with cocktails and it was fantastic! A couple of months ago the brother and sister in law suggested a BBQ/Cocktail Party for New Years Eve. We both have young children and are unlikely to go out, but like to do something on New Year, especially as it also is the hubby’s birthday, so it seemed like a good idea to spend it together!
Some people looked at us like we were mad when we said this was what we were doing, but hey why not, lets do something a bit different, and anyway we could always grill if it was raining!
So New Year’s Eve arrived and we managed all day without rain, we had Barbequed sausages and salad, the kids played in the garden and it was fab! Then as the clock struck ‘Kid’s bedtime’, we sat back with a snowball or two whilst our hosts sorted supper! Later on I was supplied with trousers and coat made out of sleeping bag material (I had a slight fever) as we were asked to enter the garden!We were greeted with gazebo, complete with tea lights and fairy lights (the photo really doesn’t do it justice!). The table was set and we were served with Roast Potatoes, Minty Peas and Halloumi Cheese, well I was for the rest they had a joint of beef off the barbeque (yes a joint, cooked to perfection so I am told).
We then sat round, ate, drank and played games until midnight, when we popped the champagne, watched the fireworks and hugged! I then ran to my bed where a sweated out my fever into the new year!
It was a fantastic evening, and I have to say I never thought I would see in a New Year in a garden with a BBQ in England! But I have and I would do it again!