Sunday, January 6, 2013

New Years in London

Last year, we celebrated New Years in Gallipoli with my sister, seeing the memorials from the ANZAC battles and the ruins of Troy. This year we found ourselves at our new home in London.

What a difference a year can make.

On New Years day, I had one item on my agenda - visit the London New Year's Day Parade. I'm not sure what attracted me so much to the parade, but I was determined. Despite a late start to the day, we bundled up and caught the tube to Westminster in hopes of getting a good spot to view the festivities.

Good morning Benny boy
We joined the parade a bit late, since it was a 3 hour affair. The parade was full of bands, cheerleaders, floats of sorts and people dressed in costumes which didn't really relate to London or the New Years, but the kids got a kick out of it.

American Cheerleaders in London - they came from Cali
and Austin, TX (SFA)

Paul's favorite costumes of the day
My favorite floats of the day - balloons!
I can't decide if the flying eagle or
telephone booth were better.

The best part of it all though was having the streets shut down around Parliament and Big Ben. We got to wander the streets around the historic area and catch some great shots.

We're looking forward to a great year in 2013 full of many new adventures!


  1. Looks like fun! Do you have any big trips planned for the new year yet? We don't yet, but I've got lots of places on the wish list. :) Happy new year!

    1. Thanks Joy! Only trip planned so far is Iceland for the Northern lights, but lots of places on our wishlist :) Happy New Year to you also!