I really think the New Year should officially start on 2nd or 3rd January. It's not that we tend to do wild New Year's Eve parties or anything but a late night combined with probably too much food and more wine than usual, make for a fairly low key start to the month.
It has become a bit of a tradition that we join friends who live just up the road for supper on New Year's Eve... usually only half a dozen of us. This year I made an clementine ice cream Bombe as my contribution to the meal. My version didn't look quite as elegant as Nigel Slater's in the Sainsbury magazine but it tasted pretty good and we all had second helpings!
Going with the chocolate orange theme I also made some macaroons and chocolate and orange Whoopie Pies. The Pies looked pretty horrendous and lumpy compared to the macaroons but there were none left at the end of the evening.
We did manage to get all the Christmas decorations down and put away this morning and had a walk as it was such a lovely sunny day for a change but since lunchtime I've not moved from the sofa. The New Year with its new energy and resolutions will begin properly tomorrow.
I hope your celebrations were good!