New Year Blog Hop Spot #52!

Welcome to the New Years Blog Hop! Thanks to Carrie Ann Ryan, our organiser and hop central location, there are 69 blogs participating and loads of prizes. On top of my prize, there is a chance to win:

A Kindle FireΒ  and an $80 Amazon Gift Card!

New Year Blog Hop Spot #52Β To go into the draw, tell me what’s your favorite or most memorable new year’s memory? For those of you who do and leave your email address, you’ll ALSO be entered to win a copy of my latest ebook release, The Almack’s Alternative.

Curious about mine? THE best new years eve was the one my family spent on Lake Macquarie in our boat, watching the fireworks from an amazing front row seat. No overcrowding, comfortable chairs, good food and swimming off the back of the boat at midnight. Absolute bliss.

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51 thoughts on “New Year Blog Hop Spot #52!”

  1. I remember watching the Tournament of Roses Parade.

    Thank you for the great contest.

    I hope you have a happy and prosperous new year.

    orelukjp0 at gmail dot com

  2. My favorite New Years Day memory is the year we started having an open house for my dad’s family to get together (they don’t get together very often) and everyone showed up on time and everyone had a good time:)

    Thanks for the giveaway

    ringpop2010 at gmail dot com

  3. When I’m not working, they all fit the same pattern: home, family, good food and movies. I enjoy it.

  4. It would be fun to welcome the new year somewhere warm and on the beach, something I have never done.
    linze_e at

  5. It’s the dead of winter here, so we usually snuggle up on the couch and watch ‘The Twilight Zone’ marathon and eat junk food, then run outside at midnight to scream our hearts out!

  6. Staying at home celebrating the beginning of a brand new year with my family πŸ™‚ richnkathy718 (at) msn (dot) com

  7. I don’t have a single favorite memory. I love staying home and spending time with the family πŸ™‚ Every one of those nights are my favorites.

    Happy new year!

    mihoxli at gmail dot com

  8. Wow! Swimming on NYE!! So not possible in my neck of the woods…unless I was at a hotel or something with an indoor pool!! Sounds like a great night!! Our most memorable NYE’s are with our close friends! Lots of fun!

    haefner919 at yahoo dot com

  9. This new years was my favorite.. I got to spend it with great friends.. and kiss the most amazing husband when the ball dropped.. again πŸ™‚


  10. I’ve spent pretty much every NYE with family, it really is hard to think about driving somewhere and then having to drive back home, just too much possibility of someone not watching their drink intake and being out on road too. So I stay home and celebrate with family just watching tv, eating snacks and playing games. πŸ™‚

  11. Wow that would be a fantastic way to spend New Year eve. Favorite New Years memory, the year I got engaged. Now favorite way is to stay at home with the husband and enjoy a quiet evening at home.

    skpetal at hotmail dot com

  12. Most of my New Year’s are spent the same way at home with my family. This year I was home by myself reading.
    sstrode at scrtc dot com

  13. My favorite New Years Eve will always be special since it was the night my hubby proposed. After 35 years together, so glad I said yes.

    caity_mack at yahoo dot com

  14. I usually have great time at new year’s eve, and I remember of my best one: it was when I stayed up with my first boyfriend who kissed my for the very first time at midnight πŸ™‚ It’s a nice memory πŸ™‚

    Happy new year!

  15. Well my birthdays New Years eve so I could tell tons of stories from that! LOL But one of my most memorable would probably have to be last year just for how funny it was. My friend was 9months pregnant. Due any time and she decided that she wanted to play ‘Just Dance’ on my wii. So she seriously got into it. It was insane watching her dance with her big belly. I have it on video. Probably the funniest thing I’ve ever seen. πŸ™‚ Thanks!

  16. I always spend NYE at home with family. This year it was with my sister and 2 of her kids, watching a zombie marathon on TV. Goofy but fun πŸ™‚
    manning_j2004 at yahoo dot com

  17. I have never been one to stay awake to bring in the New Year – but when I was 21 years old, my best friend drug me out with her husband and friends to a pub to a New Year’s Eve party that was really quite fun, so I’d have to choose that one, since it was my only experience *chuckle*

    Thank you so much for participating in this hop and for the giveaway chance! I love finding new to me authors =)

    May 2012 bring you every happiness and great opportunity!

  18. My favorite New Years memories involve playing cards and board games at my brother’s house on New Year’s eve.

  19. My favorite NYE memory was my first one in Chicago. The fireworks downtown were gorgeous especially when they were reflected in Lake Michigan.

  20. My then BF started drinking in the early evening. Around 11pm he decides to run out of house and up the street while taking his clothes off. You guessed it. We spent midnight at the police station. Not funny then. Really funny now.


  21. My birthday is NYE and one of my sisters is NYD so we have a combined birthday party at midnight.
    snulfers at hotmail dot com

  22. This new years was my favorite. My family stayed home and watched movies. We had tons of fun! We ate snacks and toasted the new year. It was great! Thank you for sharing! Happy new year!

  23. thank you so much for being part of this giveaway!!! Happy New Year!

    yankeedragon4 at gmail dotcom

  24. Every year, my best friend and her husband throw a massive NYE party. After almost everyone leaves, I sit around with some of my best friends, (we don’t see each other nearly as much as we’d like to),and we just talk about the year just past, good memories — it’s just a wonderful way to celebrate, and we’ve made it an annual ritual.

    Thanks for the giveaway and have a Happy New Year!

    elizabeth @ bookattict . com

  25. So mine starts off a little odd. I was working as a waitress and I ended up working a double shift from open to close without more than a two minute break periodically. I was pretty mad about that because I’d scheduled time off to be with my then boyfriend. Anyway so I worked all day and while the tips were great the people not so much, especially after about 9. So anyway we closed early that night and I got how around 11pm. I took a shower and climbed into bed and just as I was falling asleep my phone rings. I’m cussing up a storm and questioning the parentage of the person on the other end and it turns out it’s the boyfriend. He waits for my little rant to end and then before I can start up again blurts out “Will you marry me.” I’m so tired my brain doesn’t seem to understand him and I go “what?” so he politely repeats himself and then tells me to get my ass outside. I dropped my phone and ran out the front door to him standing there with two dozen of my favorite flowers on one knee πŸ™‚ Best New Year’s EVER! We’ll have been married three years this may. I don’t know if we kissed in time to ring in the new year but it was still pretty epic.


  26. My mom would make shirley temples and snacks for new years eve celebration- loved it!


  27. I got married on New Year’s Day (1988) so that was my most memorable New Year–by far!


  28. My favorite NYE memory is the one I spend with my now husband. We went out with my best friend and her (then) husband. It was horrible. They fought the whole night but at one point during all that craziness he leaned over and told me that he loved me.
    Thanks for the great giveaway!

    areeths at new dot rr dot com

  29. I’m boring πŸ™‚ I have no huge memorable NYE story.I just stay home in my pj’s and ring in the new year all bundled and warm.

  30. I spent New Years Eve with my mom watched movies! I also went to bed before midnight this year! Thank you very much for taking part in this fun blog hop! Happy New Year too you!
    Latisha D

  31. That sounds like a great time!
    We usually spend the evening inside with family and friends, lots of good eats…playing cards (poker) and listening to music until the ball’s about to drop. Then the wine is poured, toasts made, kisses shared…and then the party usually continues for a little while longer. Those that drank a little too much, or came without a designated driver snuggle in for the night…that’s just how we play. Better safe than sorry. πŸ™‚ Happy 2012!

  32. Had my young kids up for first time, family and friends gathered around roaring fire with ball drop on big screen.


  33. the first new yrs i spent with my better half 8 yrs ago was my favorite all we ddi all night was talk and really get to know eachother ona really deep lvl was fantastic made us that much closer

    ty for the chance


  34. My favorite new years was when I had a fun and crazy party with friends last year, the champagne was literally flowing everywhere since one of my friends tried to make a champagne fountain but it turned into a river instead!


  35. It’s not really a β€œmemory,” but it’s a tradition that I still follow from back in my home country of Brazil. For New Years, the color of your clothing represents what you want for the new year. For example, many Brazilians wear white for peace and inner calm, but you see a few wearing red for passion or pink for love, some wear green in hopes of earning more that year as well. Every year i’m excited to see what colors people decide to wear on New Years, and I love getting together at the end of the year to see if their wishes came true.

  36. And that concludes our NEW YEAR Blog Hop. Thanks everyone for leaving such wonderful New Year memories on my blog. Winners to be announced shortly.

  37. I have many happy New Years Eve memories- too many to list.
    Right now I’m enjoying reading other people’s memories. I had 2 glasses of wine while blog hopping, but now I have to switch to tea ’cause I’m getting sleepy!
    Happy 2012!
    mcv111 at hotmail(dot)com

  38. My favorite New Year’s Eve was the year I got married and I finally had someone to share it with. That was ten years ago and they get better each year.Thank you and Happy New Year.

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