Monday, January 01, 2007

Happy New Year!

Welcome to 2007!

Come in, come in!

You'll need to leave a few things at the door - another year of your life, a couple of people you knew and several pounds of fat.

Feel free to wander about and mingle. You'll find several new people to meet and even some you used to know but had forgotten about.

Around the room are various experiences - some are delightful while others are tragic. Unfortunately you're only going to find out which is which after they've introduced themselves.

On the far side is the door to 2008. If you make it then I'll have a certificate waiting for you that says you'll be a wiser person.

Here, have a bit of cheese and pineapple on a cocktail stick...

26 comments:

fatmammycat said...

Happy New Year Kim, too sore to waffle on, but anyway, you know, the sentiment is there.

restaurant gal said...

Happy 2007 to you, too.

Thanks for the appetizers to kick off the year. Cheers to all the courses that will take us to 2008, and to reading and writing about what matters along the way.

Best, The Gal

Anonymous said...

Happy New Years. I hope it's a good'un. I don't suppose there's any leftover ham to go with that cheese and pineapple?

Kim Ayres said...

FMC - Thank you. Same to you, and I recommend ibuprofen with about 3 pints of water...

RG - thank you :)

FLG - 'fraid not, but there's plenty of cold turkey :)

Dr Joseph McCrumble said...

Happy New Year to you Kim

Thanks for your comments and encouragement throughout 2006. Let's hope 2007 brings good things for all of us!

cheers

J McC

jennifer said...

Everything tastes better when served on a cocktail stick, don't you think? It's a wonderful party. Thanks for inviting me.

Happy 2007!

Anonymous said...

And a happy New Year to you too!

Buffy said...

Love the intro. All the best in 2007.

From a Newbie.

Anonymous said...

Happy New Year Kim. May all the happiness, joy and prosperity that 2007 will bring find its way to your doorstep.

If there's a little left over send it my way.

Anonymous said...

oooh ta, I love cheese & pineapple on a sticks

Stella said...

Happy New Year Kim!!! Any cocktail sausages? Mini spring rolls? Pass on the turkey. Great party!

quinn said...

Happy New Year to you and all your family Kim.

I love the way you wrote this post it is so creative and the picture I had in my mind was amazing. Thanks

Anonymous said...

Live long and prosper...so say we all...and of course Happy New Years to you too! Pass me the the stuff jalapenos please!

Coming to you from Texas

Freakazojd said...

I'm afraid I must pass on the pineapple, but I'm all for the cheese. :)
Happy New Year to you and your family as well, Kim!

Kim Ayres said...

Dr McCrumble - thank you - let us hope so :)

Jennifer - and you can use it as a tooth-pick afterwards. Ah, mutli-purpose implements... Happy 2007!

Justin - thank you :)

Buffy - welcome to my ramblings, and thank you for taking the time to comment. Best wishes for 2007!

BStrong - Many thanks, and best wishes for you all, especially your latest addition :)

Kats - so retro :)

Stella - There's bound to be a prawn cocktail sitting about somewhere

Quinn - Thank you :) All the best to you and yours!

Anon from Texas - welcome to my ramblings. Please feel free to leave a name so I can distinguish you from other anonymous commenters in the future :)

Freakazojd - could be some of those little silverskin cocktail onions about somewhere...

All the best for the New Year, and especially for the forthcoming little-Freakazojd :)

Anonymous said...

"Here, have a bit of cheese and pineapple on a cocktail stick..."

mmm! Thank you, I like cheese and pineapple :-) It's an underestimated party snack IMO.

Happy New Year!

Anonymous said...

Happy New Year!

Anonymous said...

Good one Kim. A good start to the year.

Dr Maroon said...

I agree. Cheese and pineapple on a stick is much underrated.
Classic British cuisine.
I might stay on.

Mark Williams said...

Happy New Year, Kim. Many thanks for your friendship and for inducting me into the Blog Universe.

Seoras said...

Hi Kim,
happy new year to you and your family, all the best for 2007.

Jen said...

What an honest, wonderful sentiment to begin 2007 (though hardly sentimental)! I found your blog via Rebecca at Always Chaos. Happy New Year.

Anonymous said...

Happy belated New Year, mate!!!

OddMix said...

Happy New Year! I am back from vacation and working my way around saying, "Hi!"

Kim Ayres said...

Kate - I was up all night on the eve of our wedding creating cheese and pineapple cocktail sticks, as I thought they would round off the buffet perfectly. I was right too

Sassy - And to you too!

Jo - thank you :)

Dr Maroon - I might even be able to find some black forest gateau somewhere...

Mark - and to you my friend.

Seoras - and the same to you :)

Jen - Welcome to my Ramblings, and a Happy New Year to you too :)

El Branden - better late than never :)

Oddmix - hope you had a good one!

Freakazojd said...

Goodness I'm tardy in reading your response, but I thank you so much for it! Our little bun is already a highlight of 2007 for us! :)