Saturday, 1 January 2011

that's My World, ABC Wednesday Y for Year

HAPPY NEW YEAR to all bloggers! May this new year be full of happy surprises and lots of blogging fun! The past week has been very busy with our guests of the Taizé community. Now we celebrate New year's Eve together eating "oliebollen"( kind of doughnut balls stuffed with raisins). As there are a lot of foreigners we might also sing: "Should auld Acquaintance be forgot...

Auld Lang Syne Lyrics (contemporary)

Should old acquaintance be forgot,
and never brought to mind?
Should old acquaintance be forgot,
and days of long ago?


For auld lang syne, my dear,
for auld lang syne,
we'll take a cup o’ kindness yet,
for days of long ago.
And surely you’ll buy your pint cup!
And surely I’ll buy mine!
And we'll take a cup o’ kindness yet,
for days of long ago.


We two have run about the hills,
and pulled the daisies fine;
But we’ve wandered many a weary foot,
since days of long ago.


We two have paddled in the stream,
from morning sun till dine (dinner time);
But seas between us broad have roared
since days of long ago.


And there’s a hand my trusty friend!
And give us a hand o’ thine!
And we’ll take a right good-will draught,
for days of long ago.


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Anya said...

Gelukkig nieuwjaar :-)
De beste wensen voor U
een goede gezondheid staat bovenaan!!

Valt niet mee oudjaarsavond
zonder je liefje
en U weet wat het is .. :(

Dina said...

Happy new year Wil!
I just came back from the Dutch friends and they were telling me about oliebollen. Now I can see what they look like.

Arija said...

Happy New Year dear Wil!

Your wold is always full of interesting people and places.

Here unfortunately the Prof's memory is on a rapid downward slide on top of which I lost my 21 year old cat yesterday. She was such a marvellous companion.

Over Christmas we had roaring fires and yesterday we sweltered with 41C!

Hugs and Blessings . . . Arija

Marilyn said...

Happy New Year to you.
Your oliebollen look wonderful ...I would love to taste one!

Roger Owen Green said...

I remember one week when I did my S IS FOR SMOKING post on a Thursday the week before, to coincide with the grat American smokeout. So I applaud your ingenuity.

Happy new year, Wil!

ROG, ABC Wednesday team

George said...

Happy New Year to you! I hope you have a wonderful 2011.
I wish I could be there to sample some of your oliebollen.

jeannette said...

Wishing you a happy New Year, Wil! I smiled when I saw your pic, because I've eaten plenty of appelflappen today! That this may be a year of peace and joy and many accomplishments for you:)

Kay said...

A very happy and healthy new year to you, dear Wil. In Hawaii we say, Haouli Makahiki Hou!

Elisabeth said...

Happy New Year to you Reader Wil from me here in Australia, your second home.

Arkansas Patti said...

That song always makes me tear up but in a nice way.
Oliebollen sounds and looks really good, maybe too good.
Happy New Year Wil.

gigihawaii said...


Vicki Lane said...

Happy New Year, Wil! I've enjoyed all your wonderful posts and look forward to another year's bounty..

Smart Mouth Broad said...

Happy New Year, Wil! May 2011 be everything you hope it will be.

Ann said...

Those cakes, they look so delicious. We used to sing this song whenever we had a farewell party in school.

I hope you had a great New Year.

Titania said...

Happy New Year; Auld Lang Syne is very appropriate to say goodbye to the old year and let the new one in.
Olliebollen look delicious are you eating them with a glass of Ice-wine?

Regina said...

A Blessed New Year!

Abraham Lincoln said...

Happy New Year to you and your family, Wil.

Louis la Vache said...

«Louis» hopes your new year is off to a splendid start!

Kay L. Davies said...

Those look yummy, Wil.
I love Auld Lang Syne, and I cringed on New Year's Eve because the TV channel we were watching had some woman who pronounced it "Old Lang Zyne" which always raises the ire in my Scottish blood.
-- K

Kay, Alberta, Canada
An Unfittie's Guide to Adventurous Travel

Sylvia K said...

A very Happy New Year to, my dear friend!! The oliebollen looks delicious!! Look forward to more of your very interesting posts and photos for the coming year! Always a bright spot in my week! Enjoy!


RuneE said...

That "oliebollen" ("oljebolle" in Norwegian? - though I think we have another name for something similar) looked delicious! I can feel the fat around my middle grow ...

Happy New Year!

EG Wow said...

Thank you, Wil, and happy New Year to you, too!

ρομπερτ said...

What a joy for the senses. Please have a wonderful Tuesday and great beginning of the new year as well.

daily athens

Denise said...

A lovely post Reader, and A Very Happy New Year.

Janice Thomson said...

Wishing you the best in 2011 Wil.
This little verse by an unknown author says it all:

I wish you enough sun to keep your attitude bright.
I wish you enough rain to appreciate the sun more.
I wish you enough happiness to keep your spirit alive.
I wish you enough pain so that the smallest joys in life appear much
I wish you enough gain to satisfy your wanting.
I wish you enough loss to appreciate all that you possess.

Happy new year.

Indrani said...

A Very Happy New Year to you too! :)

Seeing oliebollen for the first time, I hope to taste one soon.

BraCom (Bram) said...

Gelukkig Nieuw Jaar
nog lekker aan de oliebollen

Gr, Bram

Link to My Word Tuesday post!

Seen on My World Tuesday

ladyfi said...

Mmmm.. those donuty things looks delicious!

Rosey said...

I am intrigued by those photos on your sidebar. Cute squirrel and cat!
Happy new year!

richies said...

Happy New Year!!

An Arkies Musings

Leslie: said...

I have several Dutch friends who make ollebollen and I've tasted them, too! Yummy! :D Happy New Year to you!

Barbara said...

Happy New Year to you too! Those cakes look delicious :O)

Jingle said...

yummy y take.

Happy 2011.

anthonynorth said...

Happy New Year to you. That's a song to never get bored of.

photowannabe said...

And a Happy New Year to you too dear blogging friend.
A perfect post for the letter Y. I'm looking forward to seeing what you post for the next round of ABC Wednesday.

Leslie: said...

Back again to explain "Yikes!" It's sort of like "holy cow!" or "Whaaaa...?" or "what the heck is that?"

Tumblewords: said...

Wonderful post - the oliebollen looks delicious and the song is a favorite! Happy New Year to You!

Hildred and Charles said...

Good choice and a splendid video. Always draws a tear!

Renie Burghardt said...

Hi Wil,

I so rarely visit Blogger anymore, but did tonight and saw your good wishes in my comments. So I had to come over and wish you a Very Happy New Year! May 2011 shower you with many blessings!

New Year's Hugs,


Paula Scott said...

Haoli ika hou! happy New Year!
THe donuts look tasty...

Cezar and Léia said...

Your post is full of emotion, thanks so much!
And I wish you a lovely 2011!

Patty said...

Happy New Year Wil. Your table looks lovely, so festive. Hope you're well rested after so many house guest.

Misfit in Paradise said...

What a delicious looking post!

Jay said...

Ah, it's a long time indeed since I've read the full version of Auld Lang Syne! Thanks for that! Nice post. :)