Wednesday, 2 January 2008
New Year's Eve's ups and downs...
I am very glad New Year's Eve is over. Fireworks are okay at a safe distance, but for the rest I don't like it! This time the firebrigade, the ambulance and the police were busy all night. Cars were burned by Molotov coctails, which seems to become a new tradition. We spent the night in fear for another reason. A friend and relative of the family saw his neighbour's house on fire and although the firebrigade could extinguish the flames, the roofs of two houses were damaged so badly that the people had to go to another place for shelter. The cause of this was a piece of fireworks.
The next morning, New Year's Day I went to church for a N.Y reception and you wouldn't believe the mess of rubbish I saw in our normally clean streets. Well I'm glad it's all over and done with. I know one thing: It's best to stay at home and have the garden hose ready next time, just in case!