Wednesday, January 6, 2016

It Was a Happy new Year!!!

Gentle Friends, New Years Eve was as low key as Christmas... we stayed in and watched some movies and then as it got closer and closer to the witching hour I got some treats ready...

... I had bought a bottle of bubbly but a friend of Rico's had given him some of the Sofia's effervescent  Blanc de Blancs mini cans - so I got a couple cold and popped them open and along with some glittery chocolate covered strawberries we ushered in 2016.....

.... from our balcony we have a view of downtown SF all the way to the Bay Bridge so we can usually see any fireworks being shot off....... here are some shots taken just after 12..... 

....  you can see the traffic on the bridge just to the right....   

.... the fireworks went on for a little while and when they were done I had the hounds outside doing their business, then headed for bed... we were all asleep by 12:30...  woo hoo New Years!!

Over the  weekend I made up some crunchy and delicious Sugar Peanuts.  
My friend in North Carolina sent me....

... the raw peanuts ( I can't get them out here on the west coast)

 ... cooking them in a simple syrup..

... after baking/roasting, then cooling, the nuts are ready - I made up the whole two pounds and packed up some to gift away to some friends out here.

That sort of wraps up the weekend, thanks again for stopping, do stop again!!

Take care,


  1. Edgar...I always enjoy your posts! You always capture the moment in a beautiful way, and your pictures are wonderful. Happy New Year to you and yours!

  2. What a beautiful view! Happy New Year

  3. Sugar nuts! Love them :)
    You sound like us...we hooted to ourselves and were in bed by 12:15! HAPPY NEW YEAR!

  4. Sound like a beautiful new year..
    Love the yummy peanuts.
    Happy new year xx

  5. Happy New Year, Edgar! Your photos of the fireworks are spectacular! Wonderful view of the city.

  6. Happy New Year to you and Rico.

    What a wonderful view from your balcony - gorgeous! Thanks for sharing the fireworks with us.

  7. Great way to ring in the New Year. Kind of you to gift your peanuts to friends

  8. Lovely Way to bring in the new year!
    I have a friend who always gives me a bag of sugared peanuts!

  9. How magnificent to be able to view the New Year fireworks from the comfort of your own home, magical!

  10. Sounds like the ideal way to see in the new year!

  11. The peanuts look delicious! Beautiful fireworks.

  12. Great photos of New Year's Eve. We stayed in too. Definitely not a view like yours. Those peanuts look so good!

  13. Love sugared nuts!! Lovely way to ring in the New Year

  14. Happy 2016! You have a fantastic view from your place.