Saturday, 30 December 2017


New year brings new hope, new ideas and I hope we all receive courage to overcome new challenges and inspiration to write new blogposts. With New Year's Eve just around the corner I wish my readers a Happy New Year!

  1. Thanks to all readers who take time to read this blogpost and my other post 
  2. Thanks to all of you who have taken time to write comments. I enjoy to read them!

eating an oliebol

...with powdered sugar

Oliebollen are traditionally eaten on New Year's Eve. In wintertime, they are also sold in the street at mobile stalls.


Het nieuwe jaar brengt nieuwe hoop, nieuwe ideeën en ik hoop dat we allemaal moed krijgen om nieuwe uitdagingen te overwinnen en dat we maar veel inspiratie krijgen om nieuwe blogposts te schrijven. Met oudejaarsavond om de hoek wens ik mijn lezers een gelukkig nieuwjaar! Dank jullie wel voor het lezen van mijn blog. En als je de moeite genomen hebt om te reageren: dank daarvoor. 
Ik waardeer het echt!

Let us pray for
a year full of new opportunities
an abundance of
warm people among us
a life with God in our midst


  1. Ja,ook voor jullie alle goeds voor 2018 toegewenst,Aritha.

    Groetjes Ans

  2. Hi Aritha. We also have a similar treat as your oliebol in South Africa called a Vetkoek. Sometimes it's also called an oliebol here. Thank you for the beautifully prophetic words for 2018. Happy New Year to you! Greetings Jo

  3. Happy New Year, sweet Friend! 💜

  4. Hi Aritha, wishing you and your family a very happy and healthy 2018.

  5. Happy New Year to you.That looks like a traditional Mennonite food eat at New Year's.Makes me hungry.

  6. Happiest of New Years to you and your family Aritha!! I love my card from Holland and the teas. It will be very cold here this week so I will be drinking lots of hot tea and coffee to stay warm.

  7. Oh I love oliebol. Used to have them at my grandmothers when I was a little girl.
    Happy New Year to you too.

  8. Ik wens jullie een heel leuk en gezellig, fijn 2018 toe.

    Groettie van Patricia.

  9. Japan is New Year 's Eve today.
    Last year was a great year for you, and I know you’ll have an even better one this year.

  10. Wishing you and your a health and happy 2018. I enjoy reading your blog. Have a blessed day. Madeline

  11. That looks delicious! Thank you for visiting and commenting at my blog. Wishing you a Happy New Year!

  12. Those look Yummy, Aritha, especially with the powdered sugar. It sounds good with a hot cup of tea.

    Happy New Year, friend. I will be taking a blog break, but Jess and Nel will still post as often as they can, so visit us anytime, and I will continue to see your wonderful blog posts.


  13. The Oliebollen looks yummy, Aritha. I hope you're having a nice start to 2018.

  14. Well, I had to look them up, but that "Dutch Doughnut" looks delicious! Hope you enjoyed it ;-)

  15. This was the wrong post to read wen I am already hungry ;-)

    Thank you for the New Year's wishes and I offer the same to you, if a month late!


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