This is my dear friend Ida with her husband on New Years Eve 2010. Or rather 1963, which was the theme of the night. Can't you spot it?
Mock crayfish cocktail to start with. Unfortunately I weren't there, because Ida lives in Australia and there's a 30 hour flight between us.
No one can cook like her, and there is no such hostess either.
This is the 1963 menu even Betty Draper can't beat: Scandinavian meat balls, Cold salmon, Scallop potatoes, Czech potato salad, Lime pineapple and cucumber jelly salad, Boeuf bourguignon and Mashed potatoes.
Omelette Norvégienne. So 1963.
When Ida phoned 16 years ago to tell me she'd met a dashing Aussie an a remote beach in Thailand, I never would've predicted marriage, a daughter and a permanent stay as long from the Arctic as can be. Life can take unexpected turns!
I'll be back on Saturday with a Return of the Sun Day report!