January 1, 2010

Bonne Année!

In France it is considered bad luck to wish someone a Happy New Year until it is actually the first of January. I wish they would put that in the manual or something because our first couple of years here I was going around jinxing friends, neighbors, even the mayor by wishing them a Bonne Année before the actual event.
Fortunately one of our neighbors kindly informed me of my faux pas and I have since mended my ways.

I would like to wish you and yours a happy, healthy and peaceful New Year!

Bonne Année et Bonne Santé!

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Anne in Oxfordshire said...

Happy New Year to you both.

And what a great year 2009 was for you ... :-)

Best wishes Anne

The Beaver said...

Bonne Année à la chère et nouvelle compatriote :-)

spacedlaw said...

Bonne Année, Bonne Santé, des tas de fromages pour toute l'année.

misterrios said...

It's the same here in Germany, except before New Year's they wish each other a guten Rutsch- a "good slide" into the New Year.

Anonymous said...

Happy New Year and bonne sante, Jennifer for you and your husband. I'd like to thank you for the great enjoyment you've given me over the past two years. Since spending the last winter in France, your blog brings me very close to Caunes Minervois, where we lived, and Olonzac and the surrounding area, where we ate and shopped. Merci beaucoup. Theresa

Hooma said...

Ok. So I can officially say Bonne Année pour toi!

Betty C. said...

Bonne année à toi (which I think I have already said to you on some other social network...or maybe even on your blog before Jan. 1!) I was aware of the faux pas but figures it doesn't apply to Americans.

Word verification: floop

Could it be a scoop that turns out to be a flop?

Loulou said...

It was a great year. All the best to you in 2010!

Merci et Bonne Année à toi!

I wish the same to you, especially now that you can eat cheese again. :)

Good slide? I like that.
Happy New Year!

Thanks for your comment! Hope you will come back one of these days. Bonne Année!

Yes, it is now official. :)
Wishing you a very happy new year!
Do you ever come back to France?

No, it doesn't count with us. We can say it to each other and it isn't bad luck.
Happy New Year my friend! Looking forward to our next meet-up, wherever it may be.

A floop definitely sounds like a scoop that flopped.

The Duchess said...

Happy New Year to you too!

Nadege said...

I guess french people don't send Christmas cards either, just new year's cards and after the fact. I think they don't buy baby clothes, gifts before the baby is born either because that would bring bad luck! Baby showers didn't happen when I lived in France.
(Hawaii was wonderful as usual. Very hard coming back home this time). Happy new-year to you, hoping you will find a great job!

Paola said...

Happy new year to you too! Looking forward to another year of your lovely posts!


Loulou said...

Happy New Year to you. Hope you have a wonderful 2010!

Thanks you for the kind New Year and job thoughts. I'll keep you posted!
Bonne Année!

Thank you! I can't wait to hear about your upcoming cookbook. Please keep me posted!
Happy 2010 to you!