As the sun set on the last day of 2014 here in Oxford, I managed to catch the last lights of the sun peering through the trees – it was truly a lovely sight to behold, pondering over all that has taken place over the last 12 months. But as I write this post in the early hours of 2015, I am truly thankful to God for all of last year.
As my wife is always up to cooking for special occasions, we were in for a treat tonight. To usher in the new year, I chose to open my last bottle of St Hallett Old Block Shiraz 1999, to go with the meal – fitting to end 2014 and start 2015 with a nicely matured 15 year old shiraz. It has the smell of leather, plums and chocolate, with nuts and almonds on the palate – despite its age, it was improving as the night went on (signs of a very good wine).
But it was after midnight when the celebrations truly started as we could hear fireworks going off all around. I managed to capture a few photos of these to share here, taken from the window in my daughter’s room in the loft:
A lovely fireworks display to start the new year. Happy New Year.