Bling In the New Year

Bling in the New Year

This is the good life 🙂

Bling in the New Year

Isabelle, are you going to leave some chocolate diamonds for the rest of us?

Bling in the New Year

Look Mickey, Belgian waffles and Dutch poffertjes with sparkly cherry sugar…

Bling in the New Year

I like these crunchy biscuits, do you want some before they are all gone?

Bling in the New Year

There’s another full pitcher of sangria, we won’t run out. The room should start spinning any minute now!

Bling in the New Year

The sangria goes very well with these Spanish Marcona almonds…

Bling in the New Year

Looks like a ring of fire!

Bling in the New Year

This is a seriously blingy party!

Bling in the New Year

The main desert!

Mum's birthday cake
Mum’s birthday cake

New Year Resolution – Laugh often, laugh much!

Bling in the New Year

Comic: Sorry I’m late. I’ve been to the optician’s. He’s just told me I’m colour blind.
Buttons: Colour blind?
Comic: Yes, it came as a real bolt out of the orange.

Dame: I’m so tired. I can’t go any further. I’m absolutely knickered.
Buttons: Do you mean knackered?
Dame: No, knickered. My breath’s coming in short pants.

Dame: My husband fell into a huge vat of granulated coffee and was never seen again. It was a terrible way to go but at least it was instant.
Buttons: Have you put on weight?
Dame: Well, I’ve had a lot on my plate.

Dame: I’ve been married 16 times.
Comic: 16?
Dame: Yes, four richer, four poorer, four better, four worse.

Q: What did Cinderella say when the chemist mislaid her photos?
A: Some day my prints will come.

Dame: Every time I’m down in the dumps, I buy myself a new hat.
Comic: I wondered where you got them from.

Man: Eggs are going up again.
Dame: That’ll surprise a few chickens.

Emperor: Would you like a dance?
Dame: Yes. I did ballet as a child.
Comic: But she was so fat, she had to wear a three-three.

Q: Why was Cinderella so bad at football?
A: She had a pumpkin for a coach.

Comic: You want to be careful of the baddie. He’s a magician. He can turn you into a prawn cocktail. And that’s just for starters.

Q: What did the woodcutter’s wife say to her husband in December?
A: Not many chopping days left till Christmas.

Comic: I’d like to buy a goldfish.
Pet shop owner: Would you like an aquarium?
Comic: I don’t care what its star sign is.

Dame: I miss my husband. I used to rub grease all over his back to make him feel better.
Comic: What happened?
Dame: He went downhill really fast.

Youth is when you’re allowed to stay up late on New Year’s Eve. Middle age is when you’re forced to.

An optimist stays up until midnight to see the new year in. A pessimist stays up to make sure the old year leaves.

New Year’s Eve, where auld acquaintance be forgot. Unless, of course, those tests come back positive.

Now is the accepted time to make your regular annual good resolutions. Next week you can begin paving hell with them as usual. – Mark Twain

On New Year’s Eve, Marilyn stood up in the local pub and said that it was time to get ready. At the stroke of midnight, she wanted every husband to be standing next to the one person who made his life worth living. Well, it was kind of embarrassing. As the clock struck, the bartender was almost crushed to death.

If you didn’t find these funny, maybe some sweet cherry sangria will help!

Sweet Cherry Sangria Recipe

Bling In the New Year

Ingredients (for 5 servings)
750 ml bottle red wine or rose wine
1/2 cup brandy
1/2 cup unsweetened cherry juice
1/2 cup freshly squeezed orange juice
1/4 cup Simple syrup
1/8 cup Kirsch or other cherry brandy
1/8 cup orange liqueur
1 cup fresh pitted sweet cherries
1 orange, halved lengthwise and sliced
Ice cubes

1. In an extra-large pitcher combine wine, brandy, cherry juice, orange juice, Simple syrup, Kirsch, and orange liqueur. Stir in cherries and orange slices.
2. Cover and chill for at least 24 hours. Serve over ice.

This is the recipe we actually made. Warning – highly alcoholic and highly addictive Cherry Sangria! The vapours alone are enough to put you over the limit 🙂

750 ml bottle red wine or rose wine (we used Brown Brothers Dolcetto & Shiraz for one mix and Brown Brothers Moscato Rose for the other mix)
1/2 cup Badel cherry brandy
1/2 cup freshly squeezed orange juice (with the oranges we had that was the juice from one orange)
1/4 cup cherry syrup
1/4 cup Cointreau orange liqueur
1 cup fresh pitted sweet cherries
1 orange, halved lengthwise and sliced

If you need to make simple syrup, combine 1/4 cup sugar and 1/4 cup water in a small saucepan, and cook and stir over medium heat until sugar is dissolved. Cool completely before using.

Happy New Year!

Bling in the New Year

One thought on “Bling In the New Year”

  1. Happy NY guys looks like you have had a great time and are not suffering too much from the effects of too much Cherry sangria! Xxx

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