2 January 2016

New Years Eve 2015

Happy 2016! I'm so excited to be writing my first blog post of the year but I also can't quite believe it's here already! Time seems to be going so fast, it won't be long until I'm writing about next new years eve and it won't be long until I am 20! I am not prepared for that! 

My new years eve was pretty unique this year. Rather than going to a club or house party, I travelled with my boyfriend Tom from our hometown of Brighton down to Taunton, Somerset to spend the new year with his family. 

Rather than having a big dinner, each couple had to bring a selection of wine and a snack from a chosen country. Tom and I were given France, much to my dismay as I really wanted to have Mexico which is where most of our favourite food comes from! Instead we made a Bree and jam pastry parcel, which we named Dipping Bree. I also found some champagne from the top shelf of my kitchen, hiding away since my 18th birthday! 

Okay so I know this doesn't look like the most appetising thing in the world, and cheese, pastry and jam don't sound like a great combination...but TRUST me! You have to try this! Especially if you are a cheese lover like me.

We tried food and wine from all over the world including Argentina, Portugal and New Zealand. However my favourite food we tried was called the Shakalaka which comes from South Africa.

We didn't realise that the evening not only involved bringing food from different countries but we were also wine tasting! I was completely freaked out by this as I'm not that much of a wine drinker and I had no idea what kind of things to say about them. I let Tom take the lead on this which seemed to work out as we won! 

We also took part in a quiz provided by Tom's uncle. This seems to be a tradition in Tom's family as this is the second family gathering I've been to where they've had a quiz. Tom and I were having a good night because our team won this too!

It definitely was a different kind of new years eve and one I'll never forget. It was the perfect way to send off what was a great year for me and welcoming the next which I hope will be even better. 

As you can see from above, this was also a great opportunity for me to try out my new DSLR camera I got for Christmas. 

How did you celebrate New Years Eve? I hope you enjoyed it as much as I did

See you soon, Beth x


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