This is Sue and I, about half past midnight, dancing to 'Amarillo' or 'Come on Eileen', or something or another. As you can see the alcohol demons had taken hold and they were not letting go. Also the contact lenses had won the 'let's see how dry we can get' contest in my eyes. What fun!
A few minutes past midnight, we all went into the garden and lit sky lanterns. If you have never done or seen a sky lantern, then I would wholeheartedly recommend them. They make a refreshing and peaceful change to fireworks, and are cheaper too. I got mine from the Range for £1.99 each. I got five altogether, and everyone got into groups and wrote a message to those we wanted to remember for whatever reason onto the paper lantern before we lit them and sent them off into the star studded sky. The evening really was perfect. My lantern was for Michael, and whilst it floated up to the heavens I thought of others we had lost in 2009, and others who had lost people also. New Year can be so hard for some people. I thought of them all.
Anyhoo, that's all for today. I really have to get on with projects for Creativity Magazine, tomorrow will be the day for this - a card making marathon!
Love, Clare x