this year’s fortune isn’t quite as effusive as last’s

Breakfast is an osechi (a hamper, basically), prepared yesterday (we had stuff that didn’t make it into the osechi for dinner last night).

Later on, to a shrine for New Year’s (this year’s fortune isn’t quite as effusive as last’s, but then the reality of last year didn’t really live up to the fortune. Not sure whether that should make me nervous, or something else), and then buying confectionery (rice-flour jelly – sort of like Turkish Delight, but not – and anko-filled pancakes) on the way home.

Lunch is basically confectionery, then lots of TV (and I edit the video I shot this morning), then dinner – left-overs from breakfast.