But I did cheer as about a hundred others did just that , this morning while a brass band , teetering in a boat nearby , played "Yellow Submarine". One likes to encourage endeavour in whatever field .
( And no , I didn't push the woman with the big head and her Cossack friend over the edge either , when they nipped in front of me as the count down began . ) This restraint mayhave been be due , in part , to not yet being fully awake...
New Year's Eve had been quite strenuous , what with sitting on the sofa , watching Spanish television till midnight and the eating of 12 grapes to ensure good luck for the year to come
Then rushing outside to see the Leeuwarden sky full of fireworks in all directions for fifteen minutes , till our ears rang and our teeth chattered . Back inside , change channels , and it was time for Jools Holland , Scottish pipers and Charlie Wilson et al .
My first ear-worm of the year is Oops Upside My Head ... and the first event in the social calendar till now would seem to be the Pea Soup World Championships in Groningen in February . It's can only get better ... I hope your 2014 does too !!