Happy New Year’s Eve everyone! Came here to share a quick post with you all. Are you in a relationship with an English man/ woman? If you are from a warm country like me, I suggest you ask your English lover whether they have ever spent New Year’s Eve outdoors? I did just that yesterday to find out that my Dan never did (except for once when he spent it at Birmingham town centre. No, there were no fireworks. Apparently he was just outside with his mates drinking)!
On our fourth date in 2012, it was New Year’s Eve. Fortunately, a friend of mine who was supposed to go with me to a boat party on the Thames, gave up her ticket so Dan could go with me. Even though it was freezing, it was the closest I got him to attending a “proper party” outdoors (we had the option to stay inside or in the outdoor area of the boat). It was great because we could watch the fireworks without having to stand in the cold.
Things could have gone wrong because I told Dan about the Brazilian tradition to wear white (to attract peace for the new year). He turned up wearing a white top with black trousers and a horrible khaki jacket. He looked as if he had a waiter uniform on! Never mind, I forgave him for that because he forgave me after I became “legless” after that party. He literally had to carry me home. Oops!
As a Brazilian, I am used to spending New Year’s Eve outdoors, usually at the beach. It is great to be able to wear a nice short dress and to see the men wearing shorts. It is such a normal thing for me that is almost imaginable that someone has never had a “warm” new year. It is so weird that I have decided to make that a new year resolution – to take him to a New Year’s Eve party in Brazil. Not sure if for next year, but definitely for a near future.
So if you are with one of those lovely British or from any other nationality who still haven’t had a chance to spend new year in a warm country, I strongly recommend you to take your love soon. Let them experience lots of food and drink whilst listening to a live band before the countdown begins. The party usually goes on until the morning! Here is a quick clip for you to have an idea of what am I talking about. Once upon a time I spent New Year’s Eve at this place in my home city, Fortaleza. It was one of the best parties ever, especially as I was with one of my best friends and flirted with an American (remember that story here). The only downside? You have to pay a lot of money for these parties (even in pounds they are expensive). In Rio, you can also enjoy one of best firework displays in the world without having to spend a penny! And it includes a band and everything!
I know that by now everybody will have already made plans for tonight (we are having pizza whilst watching the telly, what can I say). But bear in mind, whenever you have a chance, take your gringo somewhere warm and enjoy and outdoor party. I am sure things will “heat up” afterwards. 😉