New Years Eve

New Years Eve 2006.


Last year when the clock ticked over to midnight I was celebrating in Brisbane. 365 days later when it was again New Years in Brisbane, I was on the other side of the globe riding alone in an empty tube carriage. This may seem to have no relevance but since New Years is a time of reflection I thought I’d capture the moment and think back over the year. The last year has been a good one, obviously moving country the major change and a highlight. Favourite trip was to Heidelberg in Germany. Next year I plan to take a few months off work to do some travel. I’d also like to find a new job. Working at Heathrow has been great but it’s time for a change.


I travelled into the city and met up with a friend, and a group of us had dinner at an Italian restaraunt in Leicester Square. We then walked down to the the Victoria Enbankement near Big Ben to wait for the New Years Eve firework show. I read that approximately 150 000 people attend.




The ten minute firewall display was very good, as long as the standing and waiting in the cold for a few hours beforehand doesn’t bother you.


  1. superyam said,

    January 10, 2007 @ 9:58 am

    Nice photo of the fireworks. Reminds me of a curry I once ate.

  2. Marty said,

    January 14, 2007 @ 9:48 am

    Matty, love reading your posts. Happy new year. Looks like a great new years, interesting about the tube being empty.

  3. aunty Lizzy said,

    January 15, 2007 @ 8:18 pm

    Have a great New Year Matthew. I’m looking forward to you post regarding your experience of riding the bike to work one week this month.

  4. Aaron P said,

    January 23, 2007 @ 7:46 am

    Wow, I’ve never seen an empty tube carriage. When told to “mind the gap” did it feel like a personal message?



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