Sunday, December 31, 2023

The day before the new year


Tomorrow the new year starts. It is a time for a little reflection. 

I am happy for my family and friends.
I am happy about having happy plans for the new year.
I am happy for having a safe home and enough to eat.
I am happy for living in a county with good health care for all. 
I am happy for fabrics, good tools, lovely embroidery floss and beautiful colours.  

I am happy for being me, through good days and not so good days.
I am happy for daily threads and black coffee in the mornings


I have started the after Christmas clean out in the fridge 😊

Yesterday I baked bread - putting in a piece of cut up sweet bread and some milk that had been in the fridge for a while in the dough. Homemade bread is the best.
Some store bought marzipan got baked in the oven as cookies. I baked them exactly as I bake cookies from self made marzipan. I wonder what made them to hard baked under. Some additives in the marzipan I guess. DH think they are perfect as is. They will not last long 😁

The clementines we bought for Christmas this year was not the best, so I cooked them with some sugar and some pectine and used the stick mixer to make a smooth bread spread. It tastes good and will be perfect for breakfast and toast. 
Fruit salad for dessert was not wrong either - clementines, seedless grapes, some pineapple and some raisins. I thought it would last for today too - it did not 💛

I am not one for resolutions, but I have some plans that will make the new year a good and fun one.

I wish you and yours the very best for the new year 💖



  1. So many things to be grateful.
    You are so smart about ways to not waste with your comment about using the milk and clementines. Baking bread ought to be a new year's goal for me.

  2. Your embroidery project looks very cute! Homemade bread is the best tasting bread, especially with the orange spread you made. It will be delicious!

  3. That looks like a great way to use up left overs. Mandarin marmalade is a must do here, but first I must find some lemons for the pectin. Happy New Year Hanne.


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