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January 1st, 2008

The New Year Category: General

Happy New Year to you all

As the Zutons sing ‘this is just a night in the city of culture‘. Well it is now. 2008 is finely upon us. For some it may just be another year but for us up here in the Northwest it is a date that has been slowly dawning for nearly 5 years – I even remember hearing the announcement that Liverpool had won the badge for ’08 on Radio Merseyside! I digress…

Anyway, ever since the announcement, the construction world in Liverpool has gone crazy mad. The skyline shows the splendid waterfront interspersed with huge cranes. Liverpool One is well on its way to being opened in the Spring. It should be great with lots of new shops & I believe a new flagship store for John Lewis!

As you probably already know we don’t live in the City of Culture but we do have a rather grand view from our flat & it was here that we welcomed in the New Year. Despite being told that there were no fireworks display for the Capital of Culture, there was a service at the Catholic Cathedral & at midnight they did have some lovely fireworks – together with a lit up 2008 sign. As we weren’t expecting any, we didn’t have the camera ready but here are a couple of pics we managed to get…
So, its the new year and that means lots of resolutions. Here are a couple of foodie ones I’d like to share:

  • Cook new recipes more often – try something new each week
  • Eat more healthy foods – we are hoping to sort out a weekly veggie box
  • Eat at Simon Rimmers restaurant

I hope 2008 is a good year for you all.