My Berlin Single New Year 2017
I spent it spectacularly unspectacular.
This year was one without invitations. An excursion like to Warsaw – my current favorite New Year’s Eve place – fell flat for reasons of austerity measures.
Berlin – loving you all year long, I like New Year’s Eve elsewhere.
The firecrackers, I’m not a fan of, the last few years has felt more extreme. And it attracts masses of visitors, who like to get wasted and accordingly the city is restless and agitated. Not very sexy.
Passed the days before with a little melancholy, when my thoughts went on New Year’s Eve, alone and not invited by anybody – poor me. Laughing.
New Year’s Eve turned out a real winner.
I had bought lots of delicious foods. My Lithuanian roots love a full fridge at all times and especially on days when there is something to celebrate. And every day something to celebrate could appear, right?
I bought marinated artichokes, tomatoes & pepperoni. Marinated olives myself. The champagne also fell victim to the austerity measures. On recommendation I bought Rotkäppchen – bottle fermentation. Rotkäppchen is, by my definition, localy made. And I like local products very much. Salad and vegetables are always in my fridge. Ingredients for Blini also.
I came home around 4pm with my last shopping.
Went shopping at the Gesundbrunnencenter. My favorite shopping mall. Berlin-Wedding. Relatively small and very multiculti. I know people who do not take a step in there. However, I am a little huge fan of shopping malls. Years ago in Florida attending a friends wedding, I fell immediately in love with their shopping mall. And I’m not even a big shopping fan. I like the atmosphere. The people who shop, I love being surround by them while having a relaxed espresso. I’m glad I do not need to shop.
I get off the point.
New Year’s Eve.
At home, I put the food stowed, the champagne cold. Went to bed and watched a super super super kitschy Hallmark Christmas film on youtube. This was the discovery at the end of the year. I’ve consumed some of it. More trashy is not. Lol.
After that I showered. My hair wanted to start free from the gel into the new year.
Then I made myself a great plate of salads and delicacies and blini. And enjoyed it very much.
Then return to bed with a first glass of sparkling wine. Had made me the most beautiful lighting. Indirect light and candles that made my glitter Christmas tree even more sparkling.
A little New Year’s Eve comedy streamed.
An unexpected phone call with a friend who had invited me to the movie “Paterson” the day before. Great movie. Both of us loved it very much.
This phone call had made me happy. It was so appreciative.
Then we were heading towards midnight and I checked on streaming again. And I got hooked up by „Silvesterstadl“ which was a folk music show. No, I’m not a fan of folk music in general. But the moderators were good on it and the mood that came to me, I totally liked.
Since it even pulled me on my trampoline and I danced a few rounds.
So I was happily meeting the new year dancing.
Then the New Year’s Eve crackers went very massively outside.
There were still a few New Year’s greetings coming in.
I had another glas of sparkling wine and touched glasses with the new year.
After that I became quiet. Relaxed music. Was just sitting and enjoyed it. My lovely bed. The sparkling wine. To feel so at home and good with myself.
And shall I say what?
This New Year’s Eve everything felt completely right. No one was missing. I did not want to be anywhere else. I just felt good. Alone in my company. It was great.
That is how the year 2017 started perfectly.
And I await daily more goodness come to me.
And I wish you the same.