Happy 2015! I don't know about you, but I am glad to leave 2014 behind and am looking forward to a fresh start. One that hopefully includes a new kitchen that is not just siting in boxes in my old kitchen but actually gets installed. It's been like that for so long that one of the boxes has become a junk table and laundry dump.
It's kind of a tradition on this blog to show the London fireworks extravaganza every New Years Day - no full video has been uploaded at the time of publishing this post, though you can watch a clip at the BBC site - but this year I want to delve further and talk about the design of fireworks displays. It's not likely that many of us will actually craft our own night time spectacular, choreographed to a soundtrack of our favourite songs. But we don't tend to think about how these events come to be and it's kind of neat to find out. In fact, a team of professionals is hired to design and produce these big budget shows which are intended not just to elicit oohs and aahs but get you all emotional. A natural high. A really loud one.