I’m Caitlin Hicks. You may remember me from such blog posts as “Christmas Eve in North Sydney” and “GAZPACHO!” Those posts were sooo 2011… and I’ve got news for you. It’s 2012.
Happy NEW YEAR!
What? When? WHO?! oh my god. This just got real.
I’ve got a lot to cover, as I’ve been somewhat MIA as of late. Let’s start with the basics…
Christmas ’twas lovely. A leisurely morning of coffee and presents with my boyfriend,
followed by the most cocktail filled, antipasto-delicious, summery Christmas brunch I have ever experienced.
Crazy Straws and White Sangria? Yes. Yes I think so.
This crazy straw makes an appearance later on… cause let’s be serious. Is there a better way to sip fancy alcoholic drinks than through a twisty twirly straw? Don’t answer that… cause there is NO better way. Fact.
Christmas was followed by boxing day, more food, more lovely people… more lovely weather.
Boxing Day was followed by ‘My parents arrive in SYDNEY day’ Also known as December 27th, 2011. Even more lovely people, mediocre weather…
My parents arrived in SYDNEY day was followed by ‘Breakfast and impromptu pub crawl day.’
There was coffee, there was toast, there was one pub, and then there were three more. I had one cider. A schooner. I wassssssss drunk. Not a joke. Still not sure what happened.
That day was then followed by a slew of days that ended a wonderful year. 2011… where did you go?
I rang in the new year with… MORE Antipasto, more cocktails and an enormous amount of fireworks. Hallllelujah.
There were rice paper rolls, there were dips, there were vegan cheeses (recipe to follow) and there was a punch bowl of PIMMS. Pretty much the best drink you’ll ever have. I do declare.
Happy New Year everyone. Two-thousand and Twelve greets me with no job, but some wonderful company and exciting prospects.
Things are just getting interesting.
I’m declaring it the best year ever. Deal with it.