Saturday, January 03, 2015
NEW YEAR'S EVE/NEW YEAR'S DAY - IN LONDON
A time of reflection
First of all, let me take the opportunity to say what you've probably been hearing and reading for the past 48 hours: Happy New Year! How did you spend your New Year’s Eve? Well you've probably guessed I spent mine in London cruising the River Thames in anticipation of the epic firework display that spills out of the iconic London Eye. My family and I decided to watch the spectacular from a boat instead of the sofa this year and we were not disappointed by our decision. If you're considering doing something similar next year on the Thames, I'd highly recommend the Barracuda or The Silver Sturgeon cruise boat, which offers a sit down waiter-service meal while you wait for the chimes of Big Ben.
|WEARING: The ubiquitous camel coat (ASOS)|
After dropping off our bags at the hotel, we braved the chaotic shopping mecca of Oxford/Regent Street and then took a walk along the route we’d have to take later that evening to board the cruise boat – the scenic Parliament Square. Despite living in London for four years as a student, I never tire of what the city has to offer; I relish being a tourist when I’m there with my flimsy tube map and hefty DSLR draped around my neck. It was a New Year’s Eve well spent!
I returned to Birmingham on New Year’s Day and took the opportunity during my one and half hour journey to log in to my social media accounts and explore how everyone else had spent their new year and identify what resolutions had been made. I don’t tend to make resolutions, but I do take time to reflect on my achievements from the previous year, and my goals for the coming year; the quotes I see on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter sometimes help me to do this and get back to the grind, so I thought I’d echo a few of the more poignant ones here; I think they can apply to many aspects of life: health, well-being, career, family…
"2015 won't change anything unless you do"
Do you make New Year resolutions? What do you hope 2015 has in store for you?
I wish you health, happiness and prosperity!
labelsCelebrations, Christmas, EVENTS and TRAVEL, Fireworks, London, London Eye, New Year's Day, New Year's Eve, river Thames cruise, silver sturgeon, the barracuda
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