After a little deliberation the better half and I decided to brave the much predicted (but in Brum un-realised) storms and join the massed revellers of Brum in seeing in the new year; we headed off towards Centenary Square. I hadn’t been there to see the New Year in for a number of years but remembered the countdown and the fireworks and the cheers and the car horns etc. that greeted the first moment of the year on those previous occasions.
But the pathetic display mounted by the City this year was frankly shameful. It didn’t help that we found ourselves at Centenary Square when the main display was occurring at Victoria Square but in a way that was a good thing because the display lasted for all of three … yes THREE … minutes and then that was it.
I wish they had cancelled it!
p.s. Happy New Year!