Cheers to the new year!

It’s January 18, 2014 and this is my first post of the year. I’ve been wanting to post this one in the first week of January but didn’t have the time or patience to upload everything, so here it is. Better late than never, right?

It has been almost a year since I posted my first post on this blog and I hope I still keep my readers interested 🙂
Though, it is not my intention to gain viewers or to ”entertain” through my blog. If you read my very first post you’ll find out that I started it for me. I wanted to stop in the midst of the busy-ness of life and look back on what I have been through so far. I am posting because when I’m older, I want to look back and remember all of the things I have done in my youth, as I won’t remember them all. 


As most of you know, I’ve spent NYE in LONDON, yes! 
Mekdes, Michelle and I took the earliest train on December 31, 2013 and left for the airport in Amsterdam. We arrived at approx 9.30 AM, England time. When we finally got to our hotel we had some lunch and got ready right away to start celebrating.

Now, you may guess that if we had arrived that early and started dressing up almost right away, we’d be in town quite early…you guessed right! We were standing in front of the London Eye and next to the Big Ben at 6 PM. This would mean we had to wait 6 HOURS before new year……..and so we did.

It was extremely crowded and I heard there were about 250,000 people waiting for the fireworks. Pretty neat to know I was one of them, hehehe.
During those 6 hours we met tons of people, saw and heard bunch of things, danced, laughed and got bored. 

Here are some pictures and videos to give you an indication of what I’m talking about. I have one resolution for this new year and I will share it with you by the time this year has nearly come to an end. Cheers!


Stunning view from the sky
Naps…ahum
This picture was edited to a little more rusty feeling. I like to see it as a reflection of ancient London.

The view from our hotel room, we could see the London Eye and the Big Ben.

 

As Mekdes would call it: ”De Grote Ben”.
Bossin’ up (omg did I really just say that!?)

 

 

 

The ”Eye” of London

 

Crowded

 

Met lots of randoms, probably a thousand different faces. This guy’s from Brazil.
Amazingly photogenic cop
 

 

 

 

Perfect weather sinds 6pm and then at 11:45PM it started to RAIN. Really, B, Really? 

 

The most perfect firework show I have ever witnessed in my LIFE. 15 minutes of pure entertainment, I loved it!

 

Some ”morning after” fuel.
 
Hotel happenings..oh well

 

 

 

 

This and the following pictures were taking at Leicester Square, London. 
 

 

 

I surely reccommend this fancy restaurant to anyone visiting London. Absolutely delicious!
 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

This has to be one of the most meaningful gestures I have ever seen. Tons of flowers were layed in front of the South-African ambassy. This shows just how much Nelson Mandela was loved, respected and will be missed. Rest in Peace, our international hero!

 

 

 

 

 

These are the exact same pictures, though one is with flash and the other without.
Pretty cool that the moon appears on the 2nd photo.

 

 

 

I hope I was able to keep the attention throughout all of the pictures, I know it’s a lot. But then again it’s my blog, so blalala. 
Oh, and do you happen to be interested in re-living the firework show, you can watch it online via the following link, it’s definitely a must-see: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5Jp9_sgJcN0
That’s it for now, I’d like to end this post with an inspirational quote. Prepare yourself, the goosebumps are coming….
“I hope that in this year to come, you make mistakes.

Because if you are making mistakes, then you are making new things, trying new things, learning, living, pushing yourself, changing yourself, changing your world. You’re doing things you’ve never done before, and more importantly, you’re Doing Something.

So that’s my wish for you, and all of us, and my wish for myself. Make New Mistakes. Make glorious, amazing mistakes. Make mistakes nobody’s ever made before. Don’t freeze, don’t stop, don’t worry that it isn’t good enough, or it isn’t perfect, whatever it is: art, or love, or work or family or life.

Whatever it is you’re scared of doing, Do it.

Make your mistakes, next year and forever.” 
― Neil Gaiman
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