Monday, January 2, 2012

new year celebrations

we spent new years eve with our friends at their place drinking red wine and lots of champagne, eating raclette (which was super fun!) and watching fireworks down by the canal with sparklers. it was a wonderful evening.

before midnight we saw a little of dinner for one. i was amazed that i had never heard of the short comedy sketch before yet it appears to have obtained cult status in some countries, including austria, and is shown on tv every new years eve!

we also discovered another new years eve tradition of melting lead shapes over a flame. once the lead has melted you pour it into a bowl of water and the new shape predicts the coming year. mine made a very odd shape which we couldn't seem to decipher!


  1. I saw that sketch last year when I spent New Year in Berchtesgaden. I had never seen it before either.

  2. Looks like a lot of fun! Dinner for one is also a must in DK. I read about the melting lead.. Cool that you did that. Interesting how there continues to be new layers to discover about life and traditions here.