Happy New Years Day!
We had a quiet celebration last night.  Good food, our favourite red wine, a marathon game of scrabble (how can one game take 2 hours?!). 
At midnight we ran to the attic to look out at the fireworks (boys sleeping soundly).  And saw the most magical sight. Yes these are pictures of hundreds upon hundreds of Sky Lanterns all going off at the stroke of midnight.  The photos just do not do the spectacle justice!
I have not seen such a mass of individual celebration or expression of hope and happiness like this before.  To think that each one of these lanterns has been sent up by the people of Bristol in their back gardens… hundreds and hundreds!!!  It is mind blowing.
Dan & I could not let this magical experience go by without showing our children.  I woke Charlie to see.  He just nodded and asked to go back to bed…. kids eh?
Hope you all had a magical night…
  • Same in Cambridge, and we sent off four ourselves. It is truly magical isn’t it? I love love love it. Although I do have a slightly melted fleece thumb on my glove now… Ax

  • Happy New Year my dear! We also had some beautiful lanterns go over. I was greatful Keepapi Cottage isn’t thatched! I love these lanterns from the magical element but am concerned about the environmental impact on livestock as apparently animals can choke on them. sigh. They are just so darn gorgeous on a still night! Glad you had a fab night. Here’s to a brill 2011. hugs Jacs x

  • Wow, I bet that was lovely to see. I could see quite a few lanterns from The Forest of Dean, they really go high don’t they.

    Happy New Year to you and yours and keep up the fab blogging xx

  • Happy New Year! We saw the sky lanterns here in Redland too – couldn’t believe how many there were either but you have a better view. Lovely pics!

  • oh wow i wish i could of seen that. we got the usual fireworks but not one lantern, glad you had a good night all the best x helen x

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