Heyyyy First, i just wanna say happy new year everyone :-) hope you had a blast :-D i know i did :-P
So, for this New years, our family decided to spend it in London where we could watch the fireworks that go off every New Year along the river Thames. We got into town at around 8ish and the place was heaving already! There were people everywhere :O
We tried to find a spot but everywhere we went, it was unbelievably crowded but the atmosphere was amazing! There was music being blasted from huge speaker, there were people singing, whistling and blowing horns. People were dressed up too – i spotted a couple in pokemon onesies which i thought were very cool B-)
After a long walk, back and forth, we finally settled on watching the fireworks from the London eye. Mostly, we had to settle there since everywhere else had be closed off due to it being full. That was ok though because we got a decent spot, i reckon. Right by the London eye…
It kept charging colours, too which i thought was pretty awesome lol :-P
Plus we were right by this building (i don’t know what its called) that had these pretty cool light patterns shone on it :-D
However, although we had a good spot, the place was still heaving! Check out the crowd!
It was crazy! Everywhere we looked there were people, people and more people! :O there were helicopters buzzing above us all and the place was scattered with officers and crowd control… Some were even on horses!
I can’t say i’m surprised though… Many people were getting drunk and silly behaviour was only just beginning to happen.
We had to wait hours for the big Ben to toll 12am and it seemed to take forever… But the music kept us occupied :-)
^me and my little sister took pictures as we waited.
^as time dragged on, we were still waiting on big Ben to toll 12am…
At one point, just before the countdown, the BBC came along and filmed the crowd and all i could say was “one day, I’m gonna be a part if that crew and not the crowd.”
Then, finally it was here! The countdown and the crazy fireworks! (try to ignore mine and my sisters screams, it’s a little embarrassing :-$ )
Happy New Year!!!!!!!!!!
I know it doesn’t seem like much ti get so excited about but if you were there and you could feel that buzz, the insane energy in the atmosphere, i promise you’d have screamed too :-P
The area started to clear but there was still plenty of evidence left to say that the crowd had been there. I mean, look at the state of the streets afterwards! :O
The place was filthy!
Anyways, we were thru ushered to go one way because the bridge had been shut off due to a mysterious gas leak that was pretty dangerous considering the fireworks :-| so we ended up walking in a massive crowd to get to waterloo station. People were walking on the roads (no cars were allowed) and i couldn’t help but find it amusing how the traffic lights were still going :’)
The atmosphere was still pretty crazy though…
We arrived at waterloo station only to find it had been closed! My younger brother and sister were really tired so my older sister, my mum and my dad discussed and decided ti go back to the bridge. Unfortunately, when we got there it was still closed because of the gas leak. We were sent back and forth to different stations and bridges – we were walking for hours!
Finally, we made it to Victoria station and at around 3ish, we were finally on our way home :-) or rather, back to my aunts place since we don’t actually live in London :-P
On the tube, we were entertained quite well by some friendly people who also happened to be very drunk. They were poll dancing and young the splits and just all sorts on the train. They kept talking to us and wet just genuinely funny people :-) it was a good cheering up for us which we all definitely needed after walking round for hours in the rain, tired and cold and wet :-D
Finally off the tube at around 4ish and into a taxi, we were in the house by around 4:15 – 30am, I’d say. After sneaking around so we don’t wake anyone and jumping into bed, we were all fast asleep before 5am :-)
What a great night, definitely worth it :-D the only downside for me is how dirty my shoes got :-(
But overall, it was a fab way to and and start a year :-D