I’m not a person who celebrate events like New Years, Eids, birthdays and any other days you could add to it. I could say that, because I usually don’t do that, and I don’t have the urge for celebration as most people do. However, New Year’s Eve turned out to be one of the greatest nights ever. The night started with pizza and some drinks at a friend’s place. Afterwards, we went to a huge pub in Victoria called The Albert. The place was damn full and entrance closed, forcing us to find another pub nearby. The Slug and Lettuce turned out to be pretty cool hangout. The place was decorated nicely for New Year’s Eve; a fantastic venue with the right ambience for the evening. It was so enjoyable; happy faces, everyone laughing with the party spirit, enjoying the few hours before ending a long year.

Everyone was dancing like crazy. I’m not much of a dancer (not at all), moving slowly to the beat. Danie made me dance; I couldn’t resist. She thought me few steps and I was good. J Thanks to her, she was dancing up a storm. We planned to go and see the fireworks at zero hour. However, due to unplanned setback we couldn’t see the first minute. The amazing firework lasted for about 10 minutes. London eye was so colorful and sometimes not visible because of the fireworks going on the foreground. It was a stunning scene, lighting up London, streets were so packed and people stood everywhere staring at the impressive display. The darkness awakened by impressive lights invading the sky as Big Ben strikes 12. Just WOW… Happy New Year 2008!!! It’s good to start a new year with excitement. Thanks to Brigitte for organizing it.

After watching fireworks, we walked through Westminster to a pub in Leicester Square called O’Neil’s. It was a cold and drizzly night. Police presence was high. There were mobilized first aid units helping those in need. The pub was awash with people. You can’t standstill when you hear beats like that. Great music! I enjoyed stone-cold sober, every bit. It was about four in the morning, when we were ready to go home. I was so tired and sleepy, but I had a fabulous time nevertheless. And guess what…… London underground was free after midnight. Saved a bit!! Hehe.. J I reached home at about 5. Tried to sleep, but my brain wouldn’t shutdown. I was running back and forth between bed and this chair till about 10a.m, when I fell asleep.

It’s a new year now. Is it ??? I don’t see any difference in my routine. I don’t have resolution, which isn’t my thing. Probably I should make a resolution and add ‘more reading’ to it. I don’t know. I read all of your blogs, that’s a lot. Isn’t it?

Anyways, a glorious New Year to you guys. If you have resolution, try to stick to it till the last digit on todays date changes to 9. Hope you guys had a great time!! Obviously I did!! It would be nice to hear about your New Year’s Eve.

Cheers!!
Hammett