‘Rolling’ Christmas and New Year’s wishes!
This time last year, it was decided that I would not celebrate my holidays at home, but here on the ‘island of eternal spring’.
Christmas Eve became very cozy with friends Monique and Mario at Imperial Tai-Pan. Good food in a nice atmosphere … and then walking down the Avenida Américas in summer clothes and looking at the Christmas decorations … somewhere it wasn’t right but it felt wonderful!
6 days later I turned another year older and the one thing I will never forget: 30° on December 30′ Unbelievable! I had to ask for a towel to put on my scooter seat, I just slid off … so hot!
With a gang of 18 we laughed, drank, ate pizza and made wishes.
New Year’s Eve!
The last evening of the year we walked to the promenade, where we stood and watched the overwhelming fireworks with a bottle of Cava and a jar of grapes in hand. Chickadees again trumped me and the feeling of being truly happy with what I have, am and can do on this island … ❤️
This year …
… Christmas is celebrated in a fine restaurant with good friends, on my birthday we have brunch in a more ‘intimate setting’ and New Year’s Eve is celebrated with a whole gang for a sumptuous dinner and a toast to the new year!
So herewith, as I keep rolling, I would like to send you my very best wishes …
Take a litre of wisdom from all peoples on this earth
mix it with respect for everything living
melt a lump of tolerance
shred a handful of mutual understanding
let it all simmer with love for an hour
sprinkle it with hope
distribute it with care throughout this planet …