Monday, December 13, 2010

The Crazy Holiday Blogfest & London Fireworks on New Year's Day 2010 - New Year Live - BBC One

Christine at Christine’s Journey is hosting The Crazy Holiday Blogfest. You can check out all the other participants at Christine’s blog site. A big thank you to Christine for this great idea.

Since the holiday time is all around us, and it gets a little crazy, I thought I would host a blogfest about the holidays. Any holiday. It could take place in Spring, Summer, Fall or Winter. It could be a scene from a WiP, a new piece you may have started, something totally random, but it should include a holiday (any one holiday, remember).

Since this is my first blogfest as hostess, I'm not sure how long it should be --Let's keep it to 250 words or less if you can.

New Year Holiday 2010

Billy Bob grabbed my hand. We stayed close, our coats and hats made us warm. The crowd jostled us. Their excitement was contagious. We’d been on the banks of the Thames River all day, waiting along with many others.

This was our first anniversary. We have a plan, every year for New Years we will visit a different city. This year it’s London, next year it will be Sydney, after that who knows?

We drank our hot chocolate latte’s. The crowd began to chant the numbers, 10, 9, 8…we joined in. Our west Texas accident is so different from the British who gather near.

7, 6, 5… Billy Bob grinned at me and I hugged him. 4, 3, 2…the next second…1.
Big Ben struck twelve and as the world’s most famous clock continued to announce the New Year, fireworks exploded all around. The smell of sulfur traveled on the breeze. A thrill ran through me.

Billy Bob recorded the show on DVD. I jumped up and down. Being married to Billy Bob had changed my ho-hum life for the good. I loved him and together we would overcome our dull past and forge ahead with new and happy memories.

The End.

This is dedicated to all my blogging friends wherever you are in the world. Love and kisses for a bright and brilliant future.

Enjoy the show!


Enid Wilson said...

I'm going to Cairns for holiday in Feb. Really excited about it.

Fire and Cross

N. R. Williams said...

Nice Enid, I don't know what Cairns is. Thanks for dropping in and leaving a comment.

Francine Howarth said...


Oh, super little piece. And that's just what it's like, though Trafalgar Square used to be the place to be at midnight NYE. ;


Christine Danek said...

I love london. Wonderful piece. Thanks so much for participating. Have a great day!

N. R. Williams said...

I'm glad you found it similar to your real experience Francine. I have never been to London, but boy would I love to go.

Thanks for hosting the blogfest Christine and for dropping by.

I appreciate both your comments.

Joanne said...

All I can say about those fireworks is WOW! London knows how to do New Years right :)

Jennifer Hoffine said...

A new city every New Years/anniversary. Nice idea, very romantic. Thanks for sharing!

Jules said...

Lovely story Nancy! Thanks for the dedication but I'll be doing the usual sitting around aggravating my furry friends. Nothing is exciting in KY :)
Jules @ Trying To Get Over The Rainbow

Summer Ross said...

Very awesome show and i loved your entry, specially the name BillyBob. Must be nice to travel every year.

Anonymous said...

What a great idea. I loved your short short. It made viewing the video so much more personal. I felt like I was there with Billy Bob and his wife, experiencing their joy and wonder.

N. R. Williams said...

Yeah Joanne, when I saw Big Ben I couldn't resist.

Thanks Jennifer.

Jules, I don't do anything either. LOL

In my dreams Summer, and that is why I created characters that could.

Thanks everyone for dropping by and leaving a comment.

N. R. Williams said...

What a nice compliment MT. In truth, I needed a little inspiration and that show inspired me. Thanks for dropping by and leaving a comment.

Charlie said...

I have been many places around the world, but I have yet to get to London! I know, it is a must. How great would it be to see those fireworks in person? Putting it on my bucket list!

(Seattle, WA)
Bitsy Bling Books

Anonymous said...

Thanks for sharing such a happy piece. I hope the New Year brings that kind of happiness to everyone around the world.

Crystal Cook said...

This was great! I LOVE the happy and hopeful feeling you've created. Aah, New Year's, I love that fresh beginning. :)

N. R. Williams said...

You are lucky Charlie. All my traveling is done through my characters.

I hope the same Elle.

New beginnings and hope, I love that too Crystal.

Thanks everyone for dropping by and leaving a comment.

The Golden Eagle said...

That's a great New Year story!

I'd love to travel and celebrate in a different city every year--what a fun idea!

Meredith said...

Such a fun idea to travel to a different city every New Years! And those fireworks are amazing! I love this.

N. R. Williams said...

Thank you Golden and Meredith. I couldn't resist that idea when I looked at so many firework displays in preparation for this story. It wanted to make me write about each one. That gave birth to visiting. Thank you both for dropping by and leaving a comment.

beth said...

Cute story. I liked the ending ;).

Lah said...

Haha, true tale, I am an opera singer.

Thanks for the comment! I like your blog!! Looking forward to checking it out daily :o]

Lah @ LazyGirlReads

roxy said...

Loved this scene and the video clip. Awesome, N.R.

N. R. Williams said...

I'm glad you enjoyed it Beth.

I look forward to reading your blog as well LazyGirl.

Terrific Roxy.

Thank you all for dropping by, reading and commenting. It means a lot to me.

Dominic de Mattos said...

Lovely story, you really caught the excitement.
I have to admit I have never been up to London for the New Year - I wouldn't be able to get home again! The fireworks are pretty spectacular though.


N. R. Williams said...

I have never been anywhere for New Years. But I watch it all on T.V. Thanks for dropping by Dom and leaving a comment. I'm glad you liked the story.

Jessie said...

Spectacular description -thanks for posting the video too. really makes me want to go some year!

Brenda Drake said...

I think I married the wrong man - he doesn't take me to a new city to celebrate New Year's. Hum, maybe he didn't get the romance memo LOL. I enjoyed your piece and the wonderful video! Thanks for sharing! :D

N. R. Williams said...

Thank you Jessie, for your kind words.

I married the wrong guy too Brenda. His version of New Years Eve is to snore loudly. LOL

Thank you both for stopping by and leaving a comment. It's greatly appreciated.

L'Aussie said...

What a lovely idea - New Year, new city. It's a beautiful moment to see the broadcasts of the fireworks all around the world as we get here. Sydney is spectaculare with the harbour bridge aflame and thousands of boats on the harbour.

Thx for adding to the craziness Nancy!

Oh, and the Cairns I know is in North Queensland, just 1200+ kilometres north of me but still in the same state!

Joanna St. James said...

London Baby! we know how to do it right. How are you doing Nancy dear? you should really plan a visit.

N. R. Williams said...

It was between Sydney and London L'Aussie. But Big Ben won the day. Thanks for telling me where Cairns is.

Hi Joanna...I would so love to visit. My ancestors where Scot. Maybe when I become rich and famous from my books. Hahahaha.

Nicole Zoltack said...

I am dying to go to London. Love the idea of a new city for each new year.

Ellie said...

I loved this story - so full of hope and joy! How wonderful that they have decided to mark the New Year in this way.

N. R. Williams said...

It is a great idea Nicole. I wish I could do it.

I'm so glad you liked the story Ellie.

Thank you both for dropping by and leaving a comment.

Hilary Melton-Butcher said...

Hi Nancy .. great fireworks .. love the Thameside length and the bridges, but I'd love to see Sydney Harbour Bridge on NY - it'd be warm, if nothing else! Cairns - love to go there .. Barrier Reef visions .. let's all go Crazy Holidaying ... Hilary

N. R. Williams said...

I'd love to do just what my characters are doing. New city every new year. Thanks for dropping by and leaving a comment, Hilary.