You can, of course, buy loose grapes and count out twelve yourself (in my world, that's known as "cooking"). But all the stores sell pre-packaged versions just for the occasion.
|31 DECEMBER 2013.|
I swallowed. I'm sure I have an entire vineyard growing in my stomach... Along with watermelons. Wherever, that is, my stomach isn't already stuck together with chewing gum.
Last year, our second New Year's Eve in Sevilla, we were invited to welcome in 2013 at a private dinner where we were given individual containers of grapes — seedless for San Geraldo. Seeds for me to swallow. No problem.
This year, San Geraldo bought a beautiful bunch of seedless grapes from Ana Crespillo and made up a 12-grape plastic bag for each of us. We walked over to Plaza Constitución around 11:30 and waited for the clock (in the tower of the Church of Our Lady of the Rosary) to strike midnight.
|PLAZA CONSTITUCIÓN, FUENGIROLA. JUST BEFORE MIDNIGHT.|
Until the clock began to chime, we hadn't noticed how large our grapes were. More like small plums. I can usually pop and swallow a grape at each clock chime (seeds included). But last night, the eighth grape joined seven others already in my mouth. San Geraldo was in the same boat. We did our best but I don't know if we'll be prospering in 2014.
Next year, small seedless grapes.
|NOCHE VIEJA (OLD NIGHT OR NEW YEAR'S EVE) 2013 .|
|AÑO NUEVO (NEW YEAR) 2014.|
|HEADING BACK TO THE BEACH ALONG MIGUEL DE CERVANTES STREET.|