Sunday, 1 January 2012

How I wish...

...I had been there.
As Big Ben began to chime in the New Year the fireworks began - and I sat glued to the TV watching every burst of sparkle and colour. On one hand I would have loved to have been there in the centre of London seeing this all first hand but then again I really wouldn't have liked coping with all the crowds - so I just grabbed my camera and hoped that something reasonably decent would result.
No these are not amazing, fabulous photos but they do capture the memory.
The colours and the overall display were just stunning - we have come a very long way in the past decade as far as our New Year fireworks are concerned...who can forget that feeble damp-squib of a display that was supposed to welcome in the Millenium.
I think the London Eye makes a fantastic focal-point for the fireworks and I always watch in awe as the 'showers' of light explode from or near to this centre feature. If any of you out there were lucky enough to be there, I hope you got some fabulous photos.

Here at home the New Year arrived fairly quietly - there were a few fireworks going off nearby but nothing like the quantity of past years - the heavy rain probably put-paid to that. There didn't seem to be any tugs sounding their horns on the Thames this year either and no-one was out & about 'first footing'.

Today has been a very damp, dull start to 2012 but don't they say "Things can only get better" - I do hope so................................


Sandra said...

We too stayed at him and watched the fireworks, as like you it was the worry about getting home and the crowds.

Here's to 2012 being awesome for you

Debbie said...

We saw the fireworks on telly - they looked utterly amazing! Happy new Year, I hope 2012 is a brilliant one for you!

Debbie x

Lynn Stevens said...

Those pictures look awasome, can't believe you took them from your T.V!!!
Really quiet were too, we heard one firework LOL
hugs Lynn

The Crafty Elf said...

Those pictures of the firworks are awesome Toni thanks for sharing. We've been pretty lucky so far this year our weather has been well behaved so far which is unusual. The news shows have been showing "this time last year" and I can't believe the difference. Snow is coming for sure! Canada without snow? Not likely! We celebrated with about 8 couples at our home to ring in the New Year and had a lovely evening! Cheers!