‘Gingerly’ Awaiting The New Year

Saturday Dec 30th –


I had limes to use up and knew just how to do so.
I made some gingerade, a drink we’d had in Hawaii and it turned out to be really similar!


I took it over to the parents house for everyone to try.
It was a bit too strong for most of our tastes but if I could find another flavour to mix in or maybe more honey, it could be a really good drink, especially for hotter days 😉👌🏻

I hung out until supper time, which turned out to be fresh fish and shrimp from the store, picked up by Dad and ate along side gnocchi with a lemon basil sauce ☺️👌🏻🍤



Sunday Dec 31st –


New Year’s Eve day.

We didn’t go to church that morning as a New Years evening service would be happening late that night, so I stayed warm at home and ate the garlic parm bites Mike had got me before he’d left, for brunch 😜


Later that afternoon Dad retrieved me and I spent the rest of the last day of the year, at my parents ☺️
We decided to stay back from the New Years service as it was in the -40’s that night, the sisters rental car wasn’t starting well, even from inside the garage and some weren’t feeling 100% 🙄

So we listened to a sermon by Bro. Branham and then made a little sampling of snacks ☺️

I tried something I’d wanted to make for a while, brie bites with cranberry sauce and rosemary.


They were good but needed tweaks… less croissant dough or maybe filo pastry instead, for some crunch ☺️

We didn’t mean to stay up until it became 2018, all feeling old and un excited about the strike of midnight, but then a family video was put as it had recently been converted from cassette to CD.
We got distracted by our child selves and accidentally did stay up until 12:00…
Happy New Year! 😄🎉😉

Author: jessicapeters95

Hello humans 😊 This is where you learn about me I suppose, though anyone reading this right now most likely knows all the boring details ;) I am Jessica Rose Peters-Hagenouw. (Always thought I'd be able to pronounce my married name but hey, life doesn't go as we plan.) June 11, 1995, tis the day Robert and Bonnie Peters received the most adorable, amazing, wonderful, surprise 3rd child they could have dreamed of. Speaking of being the third child, I have an older brother and an older sister. Both of whom are married and have wee little families of their own, making 'Aunty Jess' another name I go by. I grew up and have lived all of my years up till November 2015 in Saskatchewan, Canada. Making summers that are extremely short and winters that never end, vast open spaces, northern lights, unthinkable amounts of mosquitoes, lakes, forests and people waving to you on the grid road all different things that mean = Home. But Home is not where I'll be for some time. My husband is a Dutchman, living in Europe. Therefore I too have been living in Europe for the last few months. The reason I started this little blog/journal/writing thing, is to document a bit of my "whole new world," for those at home who wont be awake at 3:00 am wanting to hear about how I couldn't find flour at the grocery store. Thanks for stopping by and taking a peek into my little life 😊

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