Happy New Year and Welcome to 2010!

Welcome, 2010!

Glow sticks, sparklers, party poppers, blowers, some swimming, dancing, laughter, a hearty braai and yummy chocolate cake... That's how we celebrated New Year's Eve with our family here in Johannesburg.

Then, as per our tradition every time we came to visit, we ended up watching The Royal Variety Show 2009 while we waited for our 2010 countdown. There were hugs and kisses as we welcomed the new year together.

The next day, my sister-in-law and her husband invited us to their house to celebrate the New Year with a fabulous feast of Potjkie (chicken curry in one pot and beef stew in another), with mixed berry crumble for pudding. There was some croquet fun and other stuff in-between.

Tomorrow, we're off to our first mini African Safari for this trip.

Yes. We're loving it all.

It's always wonderful to celebrate special days with people we care about. (Although, of course, we are missing the other part of our family!)

Anyway, I hope that you have had a great start to your 2010 too! And, may the rest of the year bring you plenty of things to remember and to celebrate.

Have a fantastic new year, all!

About the Author Shai Coggins

Shai has been managing and blogging here at ShaiCoggins.com for 17 years. Here, she writes about creativity, productivity, and how to recharge for a better, happier lifestyle. She is the author of Today: Life Journal, Colour Bliss: Kaleidoscopes, and a little known children's book. A serial entrepreneur, Shai also currently runs Vervely.com, a boutique digital media agency offering online content, community, and conversion marketing services. Her blogging experience and digital work have been featured in various media, including being listed in Fast Company's "Most Influential Women in Technology" list. Originally from Manila, Shai lived in Singapore and the USA before moving to Australia with her British husband. They have two children, a pet bunny, and a rambunctious rescue Labrador.

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