I woke up at 1 pm and remembered I had to pick up my laundry, (oops). I picked them up, (I didn’t want to do any washing by hand). I grabbed my camera gear and went for a walk, I managed to get a few new photos of words I wanted, it seems to be getting harder to find new ones, the ones I saw online are a little too far away to get too.
I returned to relax before the new years’ eve party milonga tonight; I said happy New Year to “K” in a chat and then got ready. I wasn’t sure if there was going to be food tonight so I had a very light dinner. There was a small banquet when I arrived so I ate more, (there goes my figure).
I saw my friend and we sat down at a table, we were expecting to see the Germans tonight, (I hope he behaves). I saw an Argentinean friend and said hello, he didn’t recognise me all dressed up; (then again I don’t think my mother would have either). The night started off well lots of people good food and dancing. I danced with a foreign woman, it was a nice
dance and we spoke for a while during the tanda she complimented me on my English, I said “thanks, it helps that I am Australian” she seemed embarrassed and said she thought I was Argentinean, I was flattered.
Midnight came and we shared a few hugs and (fewer) kisses and I sent a few sms‘s off to friends. The night was good, the ex-host seemed to behave himself and we had many good and funny dances, it was nice to follow the dream on this occasion, the last time I was here I flew out of Argentina on new years’ eve. This time I was here for the celebrations, it was definitely better than on the plane.