We continued with the tradition of our New Year salmon evening in 2020. Jacqueline made a splendid table decoration in the Atelier and the Cincera ladies provided three varieties of turròn for dessert. As ever, Ahmed’s salmon was wonderful, and Matthew and Valeria’s Russian salad brought a new touch to the event.
This year Jacqueline and David ate (very well) in the “Lumière“. Let’s hope the barometer’s message over the restaurant door bodes well for the New Year – “schön” (great). The boys were out gallivanting on their own (Seán in Zürich, Áedán in Atelier17a). There were the usual fireworks and the cats were not amused but surprisingly calm. We met the Cincera ladies for the now traditional Spanish 12 grapes and a drink to celebrate the New Year. For some reason the TV from Spain was 15 minutes late getting to New Year ;-(
Christmas Eve was held with Grosi in Schaffhausen this year (traditional fondue chinoise!). And Christmas Day took place in the Atelier in Zurich, as Eva, Miguel and Laura were also in Switzerland! Stefan, Marianne, Sarah and Regula rounded off the group. This year we rented a tree in a pot from Uster – this is the most environmentally interesting option at the moment, short of growing a tree ourselves in the garden. Jacqueline made a splendid decoration of the room and table, and Áedán helped with the menu, which was a joint “HG” effort. A great time was had by all. The cats enjoyed themselves in the house on their own!
David and Jacqueline arranged another Nine Lessons and Carols project this year with an ad hoc choir, featuring Áedán and Regula, our dear friend Candace from Boston, and with the help of Christian Döhring on the organ and Philipp Claßen, who composed a new carol for the event, sang and even played tambourine too! The service took place in Kloster Fischingen and the Felix and Regula church in Zurich. Both performances were most memorable and enjoyable.