Tuesday, 1 January 2008

Happy New Year! [¡Feliz Año!]

Along with half of the population of Madrid we headed down to Puerta del Sol as midnight approached. It was mayhem down there. As we entered the square we were swept along in a tide of humanity. It was pretty scary. We decided to retreat up one of the side streets - still crowded, but at least your feet were on the ground and you decided which way to go rather than the crowd doing it for you. We saw the clock strike midnight, and a spectacular fireworks show. We ate the regulation twelve grapes, but couldn't hear the bells so we just did it as quickly as we could.

Then we took the scenic route home, drank cava on the terrace and watched hundreds of fireworks going off all over the city until the wee small hours.

A Happy New Year to you all, and I hope that 2008 brings you everything you wish for.

8 comments:

Jin said...

Happy New Year to you & yours mate :-) Did sod all NYE but took a lovely run out to Bab al Shams with the Harley chaps yesterday.......but somehow, methinks you don't miss the desert? :-)

Keefieboy said...

I wouldn't mind a spot of desert warmth right now - and I do miss places like Bab Al Shams. But we still think we did the right thing by leaving!

nzm said...

Happy New Year Keefie and MamaDuck!

Macthomson said...

All the best for 2008 from the Sandlander (whose 'exit strategy' will be implemented this weekend)!

Damn thos spilling mistaks... godd to have the new URL.

Bahrain Taxi said...

Happy New Year to you too! I've enjoyed reading your reports from Madrid.

I've finally got internet connection at home. Reason it took so long is you need a residence visa here to get anything connected and when you do get the visa it turns ouy you have a three week wait as the everyone and his dog is going with the new ISP!

Now that I'm online watch this space:
http://www.bahraintaxi.blogspot.com

daddyoh said...

A Happy New Year in your bijouette fingers crossed for a something somewhat larger in the coming months tho' it does not seem if you better the location it sounds gradely

dubaibilly said...

Hi Keefieboy and MamaDuck, Happy New Year to you both (and, of course, to Offspring). May 2008 bring you all you wish for. Lots of Love Dubaibilly and Mrs Dubaibilly

Seabee said...

Happy New Year to y'all too.