Starting with the tradition of eating 12 grapes at midnight to ring in the New Year.
My aunt Lisette sent us a couple of little tin cans - each containing 13 peeled seedless grapes (a fruiter's dozen, perhaps?). How is that not cheating???
For a first timer, this was a cinch - total piece of cake. This was my first New Year's celebration in Spain, and while I was invited to a couple of celebrations - I kept it mellow and celebrated with my mum. Well, I
But imagine having to down 12 large tough-skinned grapes. with seeds. not so easy sounding. One of the parties I was invited to had a minor choking incident... i'm not so sure it wasn't a girl trying to make it with the waiter.
|Mum & I toasted at midnight with a split and some strawberries|
|maybe 18 should read - "be kissed by a wonderful man, often."|