The dust has barely settle on the boxes of the Christmas decorations that it’s time for the Chinese New Year decorations to come up.
Decorating Singapore is a full time job I’m sure 😉
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The problem with living in all those different countries is that you end up with so many tradition.
Panettone is so intertwined with Christmas and New Year. Although we never lived in Italy, my dad is Italian and panettone was a staple at our house during the end of the year festivities. It wasn’t readily available outside of Italy then but we either got one on our vacation or my uncle would bring us back one. A little later we could find them in some of the stores in Grenoble, partially due to the big Italian community. In the past few years however it has been worldly available.
Along the way hubby picked up the love of panettone and he is usually the one who wants to buy one.
After reading about it on Wikipedia he must have started buying them in Argentina since they are a tradition there too.
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Very productive 1st day back at my “it’s my turn to be on vacation” workplace 😉
Finally decided to build one of the two “Starbucks Mini Collectible Store – Singapore Exclusive” Christmas present I received. I then realized there are actually 3 models and now I feel like I got short changed.
On a side note one cannot have big fingers and be clumsy.
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I sent our
Christmas New Year’s card yesterday so I know from experience that the traffic on my blog increases significantly for a few days ;-).
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My sister has this tradition of eating lentils on the 1st of the month to bring in money.
So I checked it out. It seems to be a tradition in a few countries, among other Italy: The lentils, with their coinlike shape, represent luck and prosperity
Well eating them on the first or on another day I went with the first (so this post is obviously delayed!) better safe than sorry 😉
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