Thursday, 3 January 2008

happy new year

it's a new year and time to start blogging again.
last time, i wrote about christmas and what we usually do then - well, this year everything was different, not only because my brother florian and his girlfriend linda would be there (though only later in the evening), but also because a. came down to germany to be with me for christmas. the reason is a longer story which i won't tell here, but it was a great time, and my family was really happy to have him with us.

some days later we went off to oslo, and stayed here for new years eve, which we celebrated quietly with some nice nice food, videogame-playing, some reading and alcohol-free cider. at around half past eleven, we met with my colleague dagmar and her partner thorsten at the vigeland park (a huge park with a lot of weird sculptures) where we watched the fireworks. norwegian people are really strange, they start fireworking at around half past eleven and don't stop until one in the morning. anyway, it was not too cold and not too warm, the only thing missing was some snow, and we had a good time there.

as for food, my friend vroni introduced me to "dates with bacon", which tastes delicious. and it's so simple: you just take as many dates as you would like to eat, wrap them in pieces of bacon, and put them in an heated oven (180 degrees) for about ten minutes until the bacon is nice and crispy. the sweet dates with salt bacon are really gorgeous. *recommendation!!*

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