Thursday, December 31, 2009
Here It Is It Is Old Year's Eve-Enjoy The Moment.
Well here it is it is New Year Eve in Trinidad we called it Old Years Night and it was seen in with big parties.
I slept very well last night and would have slept even longer but was woken up by some kids letting off a big chain of fireworks right under my bedroom window.
Because you have to be an adult to purchase fireworks here, adults, usually parents get the kids their fireworks,
People from here regularly cross the Belgium border for fireworks, as they have heavier ones there.
Then they come back over a border crossing that has no supervision and they set off back to wherever in Holland with enough fire power to take out a small town.
After all this is the same technology, it is just pretty bombs really, my first New Years Eve here I dozed off in front of the TV and got woken up by something that sounded like Beirut being shelled.
It was happening front and back and there was an hour of just reels of Chinese fire crackers going off, and other big noises, two bars and a Chinese restaurant would all try and out do each other it was a solid sustained noise from midnight until 2 am.
I recall really feeling under siege that time.
Really do not like the fact that people give kids fireworks and let them roam around letting them off.
It has been going on since last week and getting more frequent since Monday this week, what is worrying is that kids do not seem to be aware of the risks they are putting themselves into.
Shame that everyone does not contribute to one account for a firework show and a really good show could be put on for the whole city.
Now that would be pretty, somehow there must be a way to make this happen, certainly would cut down on firework related injuries and deaths every year.
This was not the post I meant to write I wanted to write about feeling good today, I am enjoying the day, even the tension in the air that this is the end of the year and the end of the first decade.
Wish so much I could do more things for myself, am very glad I can type with my two fingers like now.
Very glad to be blogging and extremely happy to have been able to meet so many wonderful people via their blogs.
Your friendship, love, support and understanding have really boosted me so very much this year, I thank you all for the chance to get to know and appreciate you all.
Have a good Old year’s Eve and enjoy bringing in the New Year at midnight wherever you are.
Happy days in 2010.
PS Just had a visit freom Willes, our wonderful neighbour with choclates and apples and mandarins and dutch doughnuts fcor us, she is very sweet.