Happy New Year: The Party Is Over and I’m Not Touching Booze for a Month

Hello warriors of the decorating world- welcome to 2014, where surprise surprise bronze, chevron and a Scandinavian look is still popular. With the building of our own kitchen this year and continuing to do the rest of the house, in 2014 I’m convinced Abe will take on a whole new meaning to the term home project.

But let’s go back to 2013, this holiday I was lucky enough to have my sissy aka young blood, and her boyfriend Greeggggg Waaalllaaccee to share it with.

If you remember- we had recently demolished a couple of walls in our kitchen, meaning Abe looked more like a derelict east London warehouse than a home.

No problem.

I decided to do what any impoverished home builder would do, I cut up all the foliage in my backyard, went to a couple of flower markets and started making wreaths and garland. A bit of sparkle and flowers and no one will notice our unfinished plaster walls…..

I thought I was like a magician.

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So maybe my flowers didn’t completely hide the unfinished interior, but they at least made it smell nice.

So what did we do for the Christmas break- with a whole week off work and no serious place to be?

We lived like we were on an episode of Downton Abbey. It was food and gossip all day long, with brief interventions of country walks. We made nice meals and had friends over, or we went to friends houses and ate nice meals made by them. Over the break we had more tasty treats and champagne cocktails than Lord Granthem will at Edith’s wedding.

Here is a round up of our Christmas break, which included playing many rounds of Cards Against Humanity and a New Years Eve party at Abe. 2013 you’ve been good to us.

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And that’s the way to end a helluva year. Hope your holiday was relaxing and delightful. I for one have sworn off booze and rich foods for January in fear of gout and my liver retaliating.

For sober January we will start talking about what to do with this kitchen. It can’t rock this derelict look forever.

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6 thoughts on “Happy New Year: The Party Is Over and I’m Not Touching Booze for a Month

  1. Looks like such a good time! You did a great job with the decorations. I gave the game “cards against humanity” to Loren and to my sister Robin for Christmas but I have yet to play it myself! Thanks for sharing…

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