Early New Year's Eve was spent in the beautiful Royal Opera House in Covent garden watching the Nutcracker.
I have seen this ballet over the years in many forms and is one of my holiday traditions. The royal ballets version was magical and delightful, enhanced by such sumptuous surroundings, beautifully stunning from start to finish. A simple story bought to life on Christmas Eve culminating in the dance of the sugar plum fairies... pure joy, all set to Tchaikovsky's magical score .
From the baubles and sparkle of Covent Garden I headed east to a friends flat in docklands where he was hosting a roof party, complete with barbecue (yes lashing rain & howling winds werent really condusive to this) and a rooftop view of the London landscape and its fireworks.
I had fun, it was great to see old friends I havent spent time with for a very long time and a very different way to see in a new year.
London really pulled the stops out for yet another fabulous firework display.... sit back & enjoy, even the weather couldnt but a dampner on such a fabulous set and backdrop.
May I take this opportunity to say thankyou for joining my journey of 2013 either on my blog, via twitter or Instagram, its been a joy... your comments, tweets have made me laugh, and i have made some new friends this year...i wish you all a fabulous 14.