Happy New Year!

明けましておめでとうございます。良いお正月をお迎えでしょうか?

Happy New Year to everyone!

お正月というのにさっそくトルコで怖い事件がありましたね。夫のお誕生日のお祝いにモロッコに行きましたが、計画を立てている時にもう1つ候補に挙げたのがイスタンブールでした。実は夫はどちらにも余り乗り気ではなかったのですが(笑)、夫の意見を聞くとほぼ必ずイタリアになってしまうのでわたしが強引にマラケシュとイスタンブールに候補を絞ったのでしたが、わたしはイスタンブールにもずっと行きたいと思っているのです。でも、このところのテロを見ているとやはり危険すぎる気がして行けそうになく、とても残念。世界からテロや戦争がなくなることを、祈ってやみません。

How sad that already many people were killed in Istanbul by terrorism!  When we were planning the special birthday holiday for my husband a couple of years ago, I asked my husband to choose one between Marrakesh and Istanbul as those two were the places I really wanted to visit.  If I’d just asked him to choose anywhere at all he would have said Italy, but I wanted it to be somewhere we had never been to.  At that time, Istanbul wasn’t so dangerous but now I feel it’s not safe enough.  It’s so sad that so many people have been killed in Istanbul by terrorism in the last couple of years.  I pray that one day there will be no war or no terrorism in this world.

さて、去年は買い忘れてしまったお餅、今年は忘れず買いました。夫が甘い方を喜ぶので、砂糖じょうゆにつけたものと安倍川餅にしたもの。わたしは焼いて海苔を巻いてお醤油、が好きですが、海苔を買い忘れてしまいました。我が家はIHなので卓上ガスコンロで。

Last year I forgot to buy Mochi (rice cake) for New Year but this year I remembered, and we had some for lunch today.  My husband likes sweet sauce better so I make one with soy sauce and sugar and the other with Kinako (soy bean powder) and add some sugar.  I would personally like soy sauce and nori best but forgot to buy any nori.

01jan17

クリスマスのテーブルでお餅(笑)。

It looks strange to use Japanese dishes on a Christmassy looking table….

01jan2017

2017年がみなさんにとって健康でお幸せな1年になりますように。

Hope 2017 will be filled with happiness.

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s