Happy 2015

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 Рit 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.

The sun has set on the last day of 2014
The sun has set on the last day of 2014

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).

My last bottle of St Hallet's Old Block Shiraz 1999
My last bottle of St Hallett Old Block Shiraz 1999

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:

Fireworks on 1/1/15
Fireworks on 1/1/15
Fireworks on 1/1/15
Fireworks on 1/1/15

A lovely fireworks display to start the new year. Happy New Year.

Boon