Thank you so much for your kind words of condolence. 2007 has certainly been a year of ups and downs, but I feel that 2008 will be a big year somehow, and I’m feeling quite excited about it.
We were in the habit of toasting the arrival of the new year every year with Martha with a little champagne or local sparkling apple wine (Blauacher Chlöpfmoscht , with a few nibbles (apero) to go along. We’ll be keeping up that tradition by ourselves now. The blini batter  is ready to go, and there’s a pot of caviar and a stack of smoked salmon slices waiting in the fridge. The diet restarts…next year, yep!
Best wishes for a healthy and happy new year to everyone reading this!