Thursday, January 01, 2009
Happy New Year 2009!
Wishing you peace and happiness for 2009!
Last year Keenan and I spent NYE in Mumbai at the Gate of India, and I remember him saying that 2008 was going to be a great year. Indeed, it was an awesome year for both of us, professionally and personally. We met new friends, reconnected with old friends; got married in October in a beautiful intimate civil ceremony at San Francisco City Hall; and moved across the pond to London. We're looking forward to a new year!
To ring in the new year, (armed with a bottle of Cava) we headed out to Waterloo (south of the River Thames) for a spectacular firework show hosted by the Mayor of London. At the stroke of midnight the Big Ben chimed, followed by 10 minutes of fireworks fired from the iconic London Eye with Parliament and Big Ben as a backdrop. There were a ton of people out despite freezing temperature. We were lucky enough to find seats at the nearby All Bar One at Waterloo station and met a nice Indian/Polish couple.
Rushing through the crowds on the Tube, which was opened until 4:00 am, we made it back to Clapham Common around to 3:00am. We spent a lazy day at home sleeping, eating, and uploading photos from Madrid. It's cold and most Londoners are still recovering from the festivities of last night.
Hope everyone had a fantastic and safe new years celebration. See you all very soon!