Happy New Year!

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The moving process takes a lot longer than I initially thought. Certain things came up here and there. That´s life you see.

Finally we are set to move in early January. We have a chance to admire the Sydney firework on New Years Eve from our city apartment, which overlooks Hyde Park. My lovely flatmate, Sunny, has already left for Korea this morning. It seems that everything is settled in the best possible way. We all say goodbye to Sydney as the same time.

I will miss my city life in Sydney. That is for sure. But I am also eager to move back to Melbourne, closer to my family and friends. There will be less weekend flights, which have been totally exhausting. Time to set up again in a new place, with a cozy kitchen and a large balcony overlooking small parkland.

Another year in another city, yet again.

With my kitchenware in boxes, I have resorted to really simple stuff in the past few months. To be honest, my food has been really boring and somewhat frightening to think back. I really miss real cooking and eating!

Now from the archive of past two months, I really like the muffin there. It´s a really simple recipe, which is jazzed up with some perfumed slow-cooked apples and rhubarb jam which I made last autumn. Part of me is longing for autumn again to taste the crisp apples!

2010 is coming soon and I really need to get back to packing my stuff. 5 boxes of cookbooks and counting, I think I have done well.

Happy New Year to all, my friends! See you in the New Year, hopefully with some nice dishes to share as well…

24 Responses to Happy New Year!

  1. Y says:

    Happy New Year to you! Wishing you all the very best :) xx

  2. Pam says:

    Happy New Year to you too!

  3. Rosa's Yummy Yums says:

    Best wishes for the New Year!

  4. neil says:

    Happy New Year and Melbourne will be enriched by having you back.

  5. shaz says:

    Happy New Year Anh! Glad to hear everything is settled, looking forward to hearing about your Melbourne life.

  6. Sophie says:

    A Happy & warm & fun 2010 to you & your family!!!

  7. reikachan says:

    Happy and Blessed New Year, my lovely butterball!

  8. Gloria says:

    What lovely looks all dear Anh! have a nice and Happy New year, huggs, gloria

  9. thecookieshopinenglish says:

    Have a very sweet New Year – Wish you lots of happy things to you back in Melbourne.

  10. Faith says:

    Happy New Year to you and your family, Anh! Hopefully the moving process with be quick and smooth, and within no time you'll be all settled in!

  11. cookingpractice says:

    Happy new year ch

  12. Little Corner of Mine says:

    Happy New Year to you & family too! Moving closer to family sounds excellent to me.

  13. veron says:

    Have a blessed and happy new year to you and your family, Anh!

  14. Ellie says:

    Wishing you a very happy new year, Anh :)

  15. Ju (The Little Teochew) says:

    Wishing you well in the new year, Ahn!

  16. Johanna says:

    happy new year – I am so pleased to hear you are returning to melbourne – best wishes with packing, moving and I hope that you will be settled in a new kitchen and back into your beautiful cooking soon

  17. Callipygia says:

    Hi Ahn, Happy New Year! Hope your holidays were terrific. Wishing you an easy transition and more home cooked meals.

  18. Bong Mom says:

    Happy New Year dear Anh

  19. Manggy says:

    Happy new year! Omigosh, you have to attend all the Melbourne food blogger thingies with Duncan, heh heh :)

  20. Susan says:

    Wishing you a very Happy New Year in your new home, Anh!

  21. Sala says:

    happy new year to you!

  22. ChichaJo says:

    Happy new year Anh! Hope your move is going well! I also moved and am moving yet again in March so I feel for you! But it'll all be worth it in the end :)

  23. Gattina says:

    Anh, happy belated New Year! Hope every thing settled well! *hug*

  24. Kate / Kajal says:

    Hey Anh , its been long since i dropped by, Hope the year has begun well for you :))

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