Let in the New Year

The beginning is the most important part of the work. ~ Plato

New Year’s Eve and New Year’s day are filled with traditions. How do you mark a new year? A kiss from your sweetie at the stroke of midnight, special foods for good luck or fortune or maybe you let in the New Year. The British Hubby always lets in the New Year at our house. Here are a few other UK traditions.

Yarn and champagne! Two of my favorite ways to bring in the New Year.

Another 365 days have passed. 2019 is here. That means a new theme. If you’ve been following the blog for a bit, you know the British Hubby and I have forsaken New Year’s Resolutions favoring a theme for each year. Past themes have included: the year of no faffing, the year of good food and no back seating cooking, the year of outdoor adventure and lastly the year of intrigue, conspiracy and world domination. Where does one go after world domination?

Tea and a custard tart.

There were many themes in the running for 2019, but the winner is The Year of the Tart. You’re probably thinking how can our theme be a sharp reply or a fruity pastry or a lady of the night? There are other meanings of the word tart in Great Britain. We often use the phrases, “aren’t you being tarty” or “tart something up.” I like to think of it as vibrant, flamboyant or a bit over the top.

What is this new space already filled with a toy?

I’m sure you’ve been wondering what Santa brought the kitties in such a big box. They were excited to have a new tower, but sad to see the old one go. It’s not as tall as the old one, but the padding is softer and removable for washing.

Hope your 2019 is off to a tarty start!

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