Many years ago – in 1988 to be precise – I moved to Germany. I arrived there on December 30th and the person I was staying with was very eager to acquaint me with his New Year’s traditions, which basically consisted just of one: sitting down and watching a short 20-minute comedy sketch called Dinner For One.
Apparently everyone in the entire country did this.
It was also one of the very [very!] few things that was shown in the original language on German television.
Personally I thought it was a lovely tradition, and instantly developed a soft spot for Miss Sophie and her faithful [and hilarious] butler James.
So on this New Year’s Eve, I would like to invite you, dear readers, to their delightful little dinner party. A little something to watch if you get bored this evening.
It’s in two parts, but you can ignore the guy at the beginning if you want – the action starts about 2.50 minutes in.
Thank you for reading and participating in this blog over the past year, and may 2010 bring you and your loved ones many, many blessings. Extra big and special thanks to those of you who have generously supported this effort in big or small ways — your contribution is treasured and valued.
GLEÐILEGT NÝTT ÁR – OG TAKK FYRIR ÞAÐ GAMLA!