New Year 2018 in Malaga, Spain
Its that time of year once more; New Year is upon us. Its time to make and break those new year’s resolutions again.
Have you ever thought what the most promised resolutions are? There are hundreds of them, I’m sure of that. Surely though, there has to be a top ten list of new year’s resolutions? As luck would have it, the Internet provided me with just that list. To save you time and effort, I’m going to list them for you here.
Top 10 New Year’s Resolutions
- Stop Smoking. Yes! we promise to rid our lives of the evil weed. Its not an easy one to promise, some manage to do it though.
- Drink Less. Cutting down on the alcohol will benefit both health and pocket. Cutting down is not as dreadful a thought as quitting.
- Enjoy life more. Not a great one if you have also promised the above two. generally though, this is a great idea in principle.
- Clear debts. Ridding ourselves of debt, specially after the Christmas period is a must.
- New Hobby. Great one this. A new interest as good as a rest. A lot of people take up musical instruments.
- Get Fit. Gymnasiums peak in bookings after the new year. Getting fit is something we promise ourselves all year round.
- Spend more time with family and friends. Sometimes, after the festive season, its often great NOT to be spending time with family and friends. Come the middle of the year though, its cool.
- Travel more. Often we promise ourselves to go and visit these far flung places we only see on the TV.
- Be kinder. Yes; The nice person inside us really wants to be a philanthropist. Donating money and time to charities makes us feel a lot better.
- Getting my thing together. getting organised. Taking the time to get things in order, be it the garden shed, finances, clothes, the home, relationships. If it can be messed up, it can be organised.
This is by no means a complete list, but I bet you have at least three of those new year’s resolutions.
New Year in Spain 2018
Countries all over the world have different new year traditions, I’m sure you know a few. Here, in Spain, we have our own. Armed with 12 grapes and a glass of Cava (Spanish sparkling wine) you wait for the stroke of midnight. Then, chime by chime, you open your mouth and pop in a grape and chew. Its not that easy.
You can cheat a bit. Very small grapes are sold in little tines, these are easy to swallow and don’t contain pips. Its often quite funny to see somebody with the larger, seeded grapes trying to stuff them down in time.