How are you this first day of twenty eleven?
Here’s what has been happening since my recap of the year (in many words and photos) yesterday/last year!
We were invited to a party which was to be our first attempt to go out to a party, with the 3 kids, and attempt to keep everyone happy until AFTER midnight – in recent years we have just stayed home.
I managed to persuade the kids to allow a group photo just before we left the house.
With lots of discussion of expectations, and well equipped with distractions for our youngest, we ventured forth…..and it was a complete success!!!
There were enough kids of all ages to keep everyone happy and entertained, and we enjoyed some food, drink and conversation.
I decided NOT to bring my camera, so the only images I have are from my iphone, in low light, so excuse their quality.
Just before midnight the champagne (for the adults!) and party poppers (for the kids AND adults) were distributed, and we watched the countdown on TV. (I just about managed to hold wine glass, party popper AND take a photo of them with my iphone, all at the same time!)
At midnight, on the first “BONG” on Big Ben in London, the poppers popped!
We left the party soon after midnight, quitting while we were ahead.
For the first time I noticed about a dozen of those Chinese Fire Lanterns (?) floating across the night sky. There were obviously the “in thing” this year to launch at midnight.
So, how did you see in the New Year?