The New Year is cancelled

Well, not the actual year itself. That’s going to turn up tomorrow whether we like it or not, but the weather has disrupted plans to mark its arrival. Lots of rain and high winds have caused the cancellation of events in many cities, including Newcastle. The plan was for a fancy outdoor light show at Newcastle Civic Centre, with fireworks to follow.

I’d already decided that I wasn’t going to bother, and one look at the weather confirmed that this was a good move. And it seems that the weather is bad enough to make the organisers call the whole thing off.