Posts Tagged ‘New Year’

My Way

January 3, 2017

Robbie Williams performed live in London to see in the New Year.

A poor lacklustre mediocre performance.

Not a patch on Frank Sinatra classic live at Royal Albert Hall where he had edge.

New Year dinner

January 1, 2017

Excellent sausages from butcher in Heighington.

Excellent red wine from Melissonas Hill vineyard.

Thoughts of what could be for the New Year

December 31, 2016

As one year fades away and another begins, thoughts of Michel Bauwens of what could be.

Happy New Year 2013

January 1, 2013
¡Feliz Año Nuevo!

¡Feliz Año Nuevo!

Bonne Année à tous mes amis

Bonne Année à tous mes amis

Happy New Year!

London once again put the world to shame with a spectacular firework display lasting over ten minutes.

Thanks to everyone who in 2012 thought this blog worth visiting, who left kind comments. 2012 saw 114,243 visits.

Never let it be said one person cannot achieve a lot. This is what Scottish schoolgirl Martha Payne achieved in 2012: she wrote a food blog NeverSeconds about her school meals, raised money for a school kitchen in Malawi, co-authored with her father David a book NeverSeconds, collected numerous awards, as the year ended her blog passed over nine million hits. What are you going to achieve in 2013?

Scorpions Live at Brandenburg Gate

January 2, 2012

1 million people rocked it like a hurricane last night. — Rudolf Schenker

Germany saw the New Year in with the Scorpions playing live in front of the Brandenburg Gate.

I am hoping some kind soul will upload the entire concert in HD to youtube.

New Year Fireworks London 2012

January 1, 2012
New Year Fireworks London 2012

New Year Fireworks London 2012

New Year Fireworks London 2012

New Year Fireworks London 2012

Spectacular firework display on the Thames in the centre of London, even more spectacular than last year.

London once again puts Sydney in the shade!

I once quite surprised to see fireworks shooting out of Big Ben synchronised with the chimes of midnight. At first I thought I was seeing things!

An estimated 250,000 people were on the street watching the display, some had been there since early afternoon to ensure a prime spot.

Happy New Year!
UK fireworks and parties welcome in new year
In pictures: UK new year 2012

Happy New Year!

January 1, 2012






Happy New Year everyone!

С Новым Годом!

سنة جديدة سعيدة!

Gott Nytt År!

Feliz Año Nuevo!


Šťastný Nový Rok!


Feliz Ano Novo!

नया साल मुबारक हो!

Godt Nyttår!

Yeni Yılınız Kutlu Olsun!

Ευτυχισμένο το Νέο Έτος!

As 2011 is washed away by the passing of time, in comes 2012.

New Year Fireworks London 2012

Sorry Sir my dear Jesus , we came to you with, black gown

December 23, 2011

Sorry Sir my dear Jesus , we came to you with, black gown

Heart is wounded and eye in tears …..
Baghdad and the tears and crying
Slaughtered Vgraleom Baghdad to pay tax on the withdrawal of occupation
… … Let him hear the whole world that we have received New Year with a barrage of bleeding, not trees Birth
We gave school children dead booby, not gifts from Santa Cruz
We constructed and consolation black and not the establishment of the celebrations and dinner turkey
….. This is our Iraq and this is what it was

– Lina Dawood Al Ashorea

Few words, but very moving.

Lina is in Iraq, an eyewitness to the descent into Hell.

If you are at Christmas Mass on Christmas Eve, please ask that they spare a minute’s silence for the people of Iraq as their country descends into Hell.

Christmas message from Canon Andrew White
The Truth as Iraq descends into Hell
Displaced by war, Iraqis mourn lost homes

London Fireworks on New Year’s Day 2011

January 2, 2011

Since 2000 London has made the point of having the world’s best firework display. 2011 was no exception.

2011 was even more spectacular than previous years. For 2011, for the first time, it was set to music.

More hypocrisy from LibDems

December 31, 2010

Please try not to throw up when you watch this video featuring a New Year message from the loathsome Nick Clegg.

On of the first few words to pour forth from the mouth of the loathsome Nick Clegg is power,and that is what it is all about, power and clinging on to power.

Clegg claims the credit for what the LibDems have not done, he claims things being done that are not being done. We have all noticed the clampdown on tax dodgers which is why Vodafone, Sir Philip Green, Boots and many others are laughing all the way to their banks in off-shore tax havens.

He claims hard choices. No, there were not hard choices. You were there to represent people who were lied to, who were conned into foolishly voting LibDems on a pack of lies and false promises.

The hard choices are faced by those on benefits who are faced with a choice of eating or heating.

The hard choices are faced by those now denied a chance to go to university because LibDems like Clegg voted for a threefold increase in university tuition fees and a scrapping of Education Maintenance Allowance for the poorest students.

It is not only Clegg. The Telegraph interviews with LibDem ministers showed they do not support or agree with the policies they are voting for but nevertheless vote for them to keep themselves in power.

We had Vincent Cable, the man who forced through the hike in student tuition fees bragging he could bring down the government if he walked out. The next day grovelling to remain in power, clinging on by his fingertips.

We have seen Simon Hughes, opposed to the hike in student tuition fees, but not having the guts to vote against, now appointed by the ConDem government to promote the very same policy he claimed he was against.

‘Scuse me, I think I need to be sick.

The good news is the LibDems will be wiped out at the next election

Also see

Captain SKA – Liar Liar

Liberal Democrats: Say goodbye to broken promises

A sad day for democracy

Sir Philip Green is Sponging Off the State

UK Uncut Brighton – Sir Philip Green’s Christmas Payday