Its Happy New Year greetings time again, to open a new book with blank pages and put my own words on them. The book – or in my case blog – is called “Opportunity” and its first chapter is New Year’s Day. I could write about New Year’s Resolutions, New Year Greeting Cards, New Year’s Day Messages etc., but have decided to concentrate on a look at New Year’s Eve and traditions – ours then; To make it short, in photos:
Sunset in Winter Wonderland #1 by RennyBA Drive through Winter Wonder Land #1 by RennyBA
Beautiful sunrise or sunset & driving through Winter Wonderland
Lobster New Year Eve dinner #1 by RennyBA, on Flickr New Years Eve Fireworks Box by RennyBA, on Flickr
Seafood dinner with champagne & setting off fireworks

The Holiday season is the time for traditions; same procedure as years before make it kind of special and helps to bring back memories. For the last decade, ours have been to visit family the 1st day of Christmas (for the Yule Smorgasbord, click to read my post about the feast of traditional food: Norwegian Christmas Day Smorgasbord). Next stop is our vacation home in Sweden to celebrate New Year’s Eve. There are three important ingredients in the celebration; a week off, lobster dinner with champagne and of course setting off our own fireworks. How we buy it and do it is to be read in my post: .

New Years Greetings in a nutshell:
New Year greetings 2011With my Nokia N8 mobile phone at hand, a lot of help and inspiration from my wife Diane – and her Nokia X6 – plus a movie maker program, we have taken photos and videos and mixed it all into a New Year cocktail: Shaken but not stirred – From my wife and me : -)

It’s on YouTube of course, so turn up you’re speakers, relax & sit back to enjoy:

Thank you all for the many good times in 2010 and from all of me, to all of you: Happy New Year – hope to see you around soon ; -)


  1. That was wonderful, thank you for sharing your New Year greeting with your followers.

    A very happy and healthy New Year to you both.

  2. That was totally fun, Renny and Diane! Happy New Year to you both and hopefully soon we will actually meet you in Oslo!

  3. How lovely, thank you. What an incredible fireworks display. A highlight of my year as a child in England was the Guy Fawkes night fireworks we set off in the garden but such spectacular fireworks were not available then.

    It is not legal to sell fireworks to the public in Australia. Although we can visit official displays in various venues around Melbourne on New Year’s Eve it is just not the same as doing them yourself and the crowds and parking are nightmares. The preparation, choosing, buying and setting up were as much part of the fun as watching them. So thank you for sharing your celebrations.

    Wishing you, Diane and family an excellent New Year.

    Sue, David, Alex

  4. Happy New Year to both of you!
    Hope 2011 will be a great year of joy and happiness to my friends Renny and Diane.
    Kisses and hugs from Portugal.

  5. That was great! I really enjoyed that and I could tell you two had a wonderful time. I hope you New Year is filled with love, Blessings, Peace and Joy!

    Love and Blessings,

  6. Happy New Year for you too Renny ! Hope the best for you and Diane !
    A big hug from Ibiza


  7. What a lovely video Renny. I enjoyed the fireworks. Here in Georgia it is against the law to buy fireworks but they sell them in North Carolina and Alabama. I also was very interested in your Christmas traditions. I am reading all about Christmas pre Christian times to write a post for next Christmas – there is so much to learn. Most people do not know that there are many traditions about that time which are thousands of years old. Hoping you and Diane will have a glorious 2011 with everything going your way!

  8. Happy New Year Mr. Renny. The video is well presented. I like the talking lobster hehe!

  9. Happy New Year Renny and Diane – love the photos! :)

  10. Happy New Year to you! Your blog is constantly changing…interesting.

    I have wiped the slate clean of “deep dark France” (La France Profonde) imagery and have started a new blog, “The World from my Windows,” which you can consult at your leisure at the address above.


  11. Thank you for the greetings, tradition and friendship :D

  12. Happy new year yeay!!!! okay I’m late hahahhaha

    I liek the photos! I love to see the snows… not sure when will I be touching and cuddling with the snow again :(

  13. Happy new year to you also, have a prosperous life ahead.

  14. Happy New Year, Renny! :D

    I wish you and your family a fabulous 2011!


  15. Happy New Year, Renny! :D

    I wish you and your family a fabulous 2011!
    Here’s to you!


  16. Looks like you had a fab new years eve – which I already know of course. You two knows how to enjoy :-)

    God fortsättning på 2011, som vi säger här i Sverige!

  17. A very Happy New Year to you too! :)

    Greetings from India!

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