Happy New Year! London's Awesome Fireworks Show
Happy New Year! My New Years Eve here in England was a quiet one, my parents are visiting from Canada and I have a nasty cold so me and Mr. Swelle stayed in and we all ate lots of hors d'oevre-y type nibblies but had to forego the bubbly chilling in the fridge so it didn't clash with the Lemsip Max cold and flu caps me and my mother were eating. Oh yeah, I was livin' it up. We tuned in to the BBC at midnight and watched what was the most awesome fireworks display I've ever seen - London's pyrotechnic show on the Thames, with the London Eye at the centre. If I had been there in person I think my wide open mouth would have been frozen like this.
Here's the BBC video of the event. Everyone is reporting it was seven and a half minutes long which is odd, especially as it went to past 12:10 according to our clocks and the video is over 11 minutes long. The sustained intensity was just so exciting to watch, though the broadcast itself was shot straight on and I think I preferred that. The 'design' of the show is the work of 'firework prodigy' Christophe Berthonneau, a French pyrotechnician. That's one career we don't really consider when we're growing up, do we? I think school guidance counselors should encourage that more. If only I'd known.
Update: Oh, I'm such a dink! Reader Lauren pointed out this is last year's display. Well, that explains why it's longer and why the colours were different! Hey, I told you my head was full of mucous! Ugh. But really, when they say New Year's Eve 2009, they shouldn't be talking about New Year's Eve 2008! So here's what I really saw, but I haven't been able to watch it yet, it's probably getting too many hits. Enjoy the real one!
Ha, that's my first cock-up of the new year and it has been documented for all the world to see!
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