Monday, 2 January 2012

Storytelling Sunday [or Monday?] - What fireworks?

I didn't have a story on Sunday........now I do!!!!
Most sources seem to agree that the fireworks set off in London on New Years Eve were possibly the most spectacular on the planet.....a quarter of a million people lined the Thames watching them.....even on the TV they looked amazing 
How lucky then that DD2 had gone to London with friends to see in the New Year.
She arrived home today......tired and bleary eyed......but having had a great time.
"What did you think of the fireworks" I said
"What fireworks?" she said
"What fireworks!!!!! The ones in London, of course" I said
"I didn't see any fireworks" she said "I was in a club"
!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

20 comments:

Heather said...

lol!!! They were fantastic fireworks though :) Happy New Year Jacky xx

alexa said...

Oh my goodness! A row of exclamation marks says it all!

Beverly said...

how funny but true to the spirit of young people, reveling in the fun they create for themselves, I hope she is catching a nap today

Karen said...

That gave me the best laugh of the day! I didn't see any fireworks either as we were at a friend's house. The ones on the news in Australia looked fantastic.

Cheri said...

The little glimpse we got on the news made Sarah want to go back to London in the worst way....

Kathyk said...

Kids eh? I love fireworks personally - but then, I no longer have pets who are scared of them.

Hope your daughter enjoyed her club and you enjoyed your New Years Eve

Welcome to 2012

Kathyk

Missus Wookie said...

I didn't see them - we've never been tempted to fight through the 1/4 million others. Neighbours used to go and get home in the wee hours, talked about hours queuing and no loos etc. Somehow it just didn't tempt us.

Miriam said...

I love your picture and it is the only way I can enjoy fireworks now that I have a terrified dog.
Your story is fabulous! and on any day of the week.
DD or DS what are they like?!

heart.hearth.home. said...

This is classic and probably one of those stories that will be told every New Year! They were fantastic fireworks so thank goodness for being able to see them on the News.
Have a Happy New Year.

Helen said...

I love this story, with the different priorities of youth :) - it reminded me of being in London for the Millennium with friends. We saw the lovely fireworks but do you remember the damp squib that was supposed to be some sort of ball of flame on the river? These looked much better - though on TV!

Melissa said...

LOL - amazing how much we miss when we're inside somewhere!

Maria Ontiveros said...

So funny! Short and sweet and perfect. Rinda

Ginger said...

LOL!! Great story Jacky!

Katiejane said...

Lol, bless her :)
Happy New Year Jacky to you and your family. All the best for 2012.
Katie xx

Sian said...

What a great story! It's one of those perfect moments that might just have been forgotten (maybe not though - it is funny!) if you hadn't recorded it.

Thanks for adding your story Jacky. The fireworks sound amazing - not sure how I didn't catch a glimpse on tv yesterday come to think of it!

Scattychick said...

Oh roflmao that was a fab story thanks for the big smile and giggle :)

Becky said...

Brilliant! :)

Gail said...

LOL! Got a really good chuckle out of your story.

Jimjams said...

LOL - brilliant! I would so love to see the London fireworks live, but I suspect that they might actually be easier to appreciate fully on TV - I watched the fireworks for the royal wedding (Charles & Di!!!) and while they were great - getting there and back was a nightmare!

Happy New Year ;o)

Rachel B said...

So funny! :)