Happy New Year!
I am very pleased to read all your comments from so many differents countries. It was a real pleasure. Thank you at all of you and thank you at BBC learning english.
To finish my blog, few notes regarding new year time in Paris...
First the weather : rainy rainy since several days ! We seem to be in autumn not in winter ! And the heat is hot around 10 degrees ! Amazing ! !
One week after Christmas time, pleople continue to buy gifts, food for the last night of the year. Everybody try to do, something special ! For this night, it is a real competition : go to bed the latest possible ! !
But as you know we only pass from Saturday to Sunday, from December to January, from the 31st to the 1st ! ! Nothing will happen.
Since my adolescence, I do not like this period. Indeed, I have never waited the end of the year to have pleasant time with friends.
One year, I made photos in Paris and other years it was an evening between friends at home : speaking, laughing, games.
For this year and as ten years, I will have a delicious evening with my lover. Champagne, foie gras and good music.
The day after, we will have a brunch at home with our sons. The essential for us.
But in Paris, as in New York and may be many towns, there is a tradition : kiss his/her lover in the Champs Elysées.
When I made photos the 31st december in Paris, I went on the Champs Elysées and it was completely crazy : too much people, completely drunk.
Although, I wish a happy new year. Can we hope less violence, less crisis, less individuality ? I hope so for all of us and for our children.
Now I am waiting your own blog to explain how is it in your country.