Almost the end of 2022 & Fancy Friday

almost the last day of 2022

The penultimate day of 2022, almost the end of it. Christmas is already over. How fast did that flew by. The run up to Christmas is always such a fun time and then suddenly it’s over again. Such a bummer. But by the time it’s Monday I’ll be happy to be back in my normal rhythm again. Would at least be better in terms of food and drinks. I am sure I’m not the only one here right??

What we did at Christmas 2022

Let me take you through how we celebrated Christmas. On Christmas Eve, Gerben and I made a delicious menu with just the two of us. For starters we had scallops with samphire and pancheta, then bavette from the bbq and asparagus with fries and a horseradish tappenade. And creme brulee for dessert. We enjoyed it very much, not only the food but just to be together and enjoying that we have a week off.

On the first Christmas day we first unwrapped presents at breakfast, and in the afternoon we went to the hospital to see my father and then to my sister and brother-in-law. We also had a delicious meal there, all tapas snacks, I love that. We celebrated it in their new home, very cozy.

Almost the end of 2022

Boxing day, which is second Christmas in The Netherlands, we went to my brother-in-law with the in-laws. Then the men always cook and we had made salads. It had been a few years since we celebrated Christmas with the family, so this was so nice to be together again. And delicious!

The day after that we went to the National Park and had a much needed walk in the fresh air. And so we are almost at the end of 2022. And tomorrow we will celebrate New Year’s Eve with friends! I wish everyone a super fun New Year’s Eve and a great start of the new year!

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  1. 30th December 2022 / 18:22

    Your Christmas sounds wonderful, particularly what you ate on Christmas Eve! To be honest I’m always glad when it’s over – it seems to go on forever! Happy New Year to you.

  2. 30th December 2022 / 18:22

    Sounds like you had lovely holidays. I’m so glad. And I’m sorry your dad had to spend Christmas in the hospital. So did my son-in-law. Here’s to a terrific 2023!


  3. 30th December 2022 / 18:22

    So glad to hear you are enjoying lots of lovely holiday festivities with your family over the holidays. Thank you for a year of fashion, fun and link up parties on your blog, I enjoy it very much. Wishing you a happy and healthy 2023!

  4. 30th December 2022 / 18:22

    Your Christmas celebrations look and sound fantastic, Nancy, and oh my, all that food looks truly scrumptious.
    I wasn’t 100% well over Christmas, so now I want to do it all over again.
    Like you, we did manage a walk, though. Sadly, the weather is going to be all grey and wet for the next couple of days.
    Have a wonderful New Year’s Eve and a fantastic 2023! xxx

  5. 30th December 2022 / 18:22

    It goes by so fast doesn’t it? All that build up and it’s gone in a flash. I hope your dad is doing ok. My mum is still in hospital and getting quite grumpy, not that I can blame her. Wishing you a very Happy New Year!

    Emma xxx

  6. Joanne
    31st December 2022 / 18:22

    It sounds like you had a delicious and family filled holiday! I can’t wait to get back to “regular” eating.. I feel like we have been eating so much junk (but really it’s all delicious!). LOL

  7. jodie filogomo
    31st December 2022 / 18:22

    This was wonderful to read Nancy. Speaking of Netherlands, have you read the book “Chasing Shadlows” by Lynn Austin? I think you might find it interesting,

    • nancy
      2nd January 2023 / 18:22

      No I haven’t! I am going to Google it!

  8. 31st December 2022 / 18:22

    You are so right! We spend so much time preparing for the day, and then it’s over! Your first Christmas with Gerben sounds so nice and peaceful! All of your celebrations and food sounded quite nice! I do hope your dad is out of the hospital soon.

    Thanks so much for the feature, and thank you for the link party!

    • nancy
      2nd January 2023 / 18:22

      Haha, it’s my 31st Christmas with Gerben Marsha!

  9. 31st December 2022 / 18:22

    That was such a lovely post with some really wonderful food – great to hear you could get together with family. Here’s wishing you a very Happy New Year and all the very best for 2023. And thank you for hosting this link-up 🙂

  10. 31st December 2022 / 18:22

    Aw, Nancy, it looks like you had a such a wonderful Christmas! I hope you have an even better New Year’s celebration! Be safe. Be healthy. Be happy. Love you!


  11. 1st January 2023 / 18:22

    Sounds like you had a lovely holidays. I hope your having a wonderful weekend and Happy New Year 2023! 🥳

  12. 2nd January 2023 / 18:22

    Look at all that yummy food. Looks like you had a lovely Christmas.

    • nancy
      3rd January 2023 / 18:22

      We had! Thank you!

  13. Sheila (of Ephemera)
    4th January 2023 / 18:22

    Happy Christmas and a very Happy 2023 to you and your loved ones, Nancy! Thanks for all the wonderful posts!

    • nancy
      4th January 2023 / 18:22

      Thank you very much Sheila!

  14. 5th January 2023 / 18:22

    Your Christmas sounds like it was lovely! My husband and I actually did pretty well this holiday season with the food and drinks. We were not healthy the entire time, but we did well! Anyway! Happy New Year to you Nancy! I hope that 2023 brings you lots of happiness and joy! XO, Caroline

    • nancy
      6th January 2023 / 18:22

      Thank you very much Caroline!

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