Saturday, January 1, 2011

Happy New Year 2011! ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ Gelukkig Nieuwjaar 2011!

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A few pics of last night's fireworks (vuurwerk) in our neighborhood (wijk) ...

photo copyright Judith Nijholt-Strong. all rights reserved.
New Year's Fireworks I  - Utrecht,Netherlands - 2011

The sky was lit up better than in 2000, with tons of fireworks on almost every street. Some really amazing displays, but difficult to capture with our camera - though my husband and I did try ... lol.

photo copyright Auke Nijholt. all rights reserved
New Year's Fireworks on the Street
Utrecht, Netherlands - 2011

While standing outside watching/enjoying the fireworks with all our neighbors on our street, I kept thinking "duck & cover!". The *booms* and *blasts* lasted well beyond an hour - it was, actually, great! Gezellig! - impossible to translate that word, but suffice it to say it means having a great time with friends/family in this case.  However, Sacha (the kat in klompen) was none too pleased with it all. She spent almost the entire day & night hiding in my studio, poor kitty. She was comforted by copious amounts of kitty treats (kattensnoepjes) and loads of cuddles (knuffels).

photo copyright Judith Nijholt-Strong. all rights reserved.
New Year's Fireworks II - Utrecht, Netherlands -  2011

So, welcome 2011! :o)  As always, I have no plans for the year or resolutions - that's just not me. Whatever the year brings, I'll be surprised - which is how I like things to be. Take the year day-by-day and make the most of each day, the best you can - that's always been my "resolution". :o)

I hope everyone has a ...
Happy New Year!

Gelukkig Nieuwjaar!


tot ziens Judy
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2 comments:

Patty Smith-Verspoor said...

I made a resolution - to thank you for your blog, which I enjoy immensely!

My husband is Dutch (born in Indonesia, raised in Canada) and it is nice staying in touch with Holland through your drawings - and now photos!

Thank you, and Gelukkig Nieuwjaar!

Patty

J. Nijholt-Strong said...

Hey Patty, How nice! (wat leuk!):)

I did see your comment on the Christmas post too. Hope you had a good Christmas and have a wonderful New Year.

Judy

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