Seafood and Fireworks for a Happy New Year from Norway

Celebrating the New Years Eve in Scandinavia is traditionally a blast of a feast. At the darkest and often the coldest time of the year these sets the scene for enthusiasm and cheer and welcome a new year.

Preparing the evening’s celebration starts days before and the most exciting is to buy the fireworks. Shooting up your own is much more fun and you’re welcome to read the story in my last post: . Then of course shopping what’s needed for our traditional seafood dinner; Shrimp, lobster (and sometimes crawfish) served with champagne. You’re all welcome to join us shopping and then sit inn:

Buy your own New Years Fireworks #4 New Year Dinner 2009 #1

In my last post I promised a vid of the fireworks and since I posted one from last year; my wife (DianaCA) and I wanted to give you something extra this year – enjoy:

From both of us to all of you: Happy New Year or Godt Nytt År (in Norwegian)!

Resolutions or Goals for 2010:
My resolutions are vague – at my age: I’ve been there and done that 🙂 However, I have a crystal clear Goal; to meet up with as many of my blog friends as possible at The Oslo Blog Gathering in August. Plans for this adventure are moving along and again in a couple of weeks, I’ll meet the group of Expats in Norway who’ll assist in making it once in a life time of experience!
Here is the badge with links to all you need to know – thanks for all who have pasted in their blog already!

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45 thoughts on “Seafood and Fireworks for a Happy New Year from Norway”

  1. Yum, lobster! Believe it or not, crawfish grow wild in our road ditches, rivers and streams here. We can gather them pretty much year round with a crawfish rake if the water isn’t frozen, which it is right now.

    It’s frigid here for Arkansas right now! We’re to have a couple of inches of snow tonight and tomorrow and the lows will dip below 0 Fahrenheit and highs in the single digits. More like your weather!

    Happy New Year again, dear Renny. 😉

    Love and hugs,


  2. Happy New Year again Renny! I enjoyed watching this video over at facebook! The seafood spread looked yummy!

    Here’s to a wonderful new year, cheers!!

  3. Hello Renny!
    Happy New year!
    I send you my greetings by e-mail. I don’t know if you’ve recieved it.
    See the sidebar of my Blog with the links for the Oslo Blog Gathering.
    A great Year of 2010 to you and Dianne!

  4. I have published an article today with the largest humanitarian operation in Poland

    Please see : The 18th Great Finale of the Great Orchestra of Christmas Charity


    I will be grateful if you write about this event in your blog (You can copy my post)

    Have a fabulous weekend!! -himalman 🙂

  5. I looked at your pretty snow pictures on Christmas day – it must have been so special. Your New Year meal looked very appetizing: lobster and caviar on cream cheese? Yummy, super yummy. Have a great 2010!

  6. There were lots of people setting of fireworks in Germany where I was. Seems like a slightly dangerous combination of drunk people and explosives, but was fun nonetheless!

  7. I stayed up this year for the first time in years, Renny! Astrid and I were at a party here at our senior complex and were there till 1a. And yes, outside all the fireworks were taking place, which I watched from inside. Just like our Jyly 4th celebrations! 🙂 Gelukkig Nieuwjaar to you both!

  8. Thanks for a great 12 months of blogs, I am always looking to see what you have been up to – and I am always enjoying all your posts. Happy 2010. Angela

  9. aww, happy new year to you! 😀 well i’d love to support the event but i’m halfway across the globe, and most of my readers are malaysians! lol.

    and what a sweet video you made! that’s some real fine dining at home alright!

  10. Happy New Year Renny and Diane..question… Can I participate in the blogfest, even though I am just a follower. Would be happy to contribute in any way I can let me know if there is something I could do as a local, so to speak…

    1. Of course you can participate – that would have been real nice!

      You see, my main goal is to bring as many as possible together to experience Oslo over those three days. I gladly expand the category blogger to other social media like Facebook and of course I will like to see the participants sharing their adventures on those media.
      Besides; you’re an expat and that is an important asset as you can share you’re experience on how it was to come to Norway and how it is to live here with all of those who comes from other parts of the world!

  11. Hey Renny! I came for the seafood, is dat lobster I see?? I have been on a diet since early Dec and all I wanna do right now is enjoy a yummy seafood dinner…Happy 2010 to you! Here’s to a wonderful New Year and greater moments! 🙂

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