After years and years going out on New Year’s Eve, usually spending a king’s ransom, getting pushed and shoves in crowds at the bar, waiting forever for a taxi at the end of the night and waking up the next morning wondering why I did it, it was time for a change.
So three years ago my friends and I decided enough was enough. For what we were collectively spending on one night out at New Year’s, for just a little more we could have a holiday instead so that is what we decided to do.
The first year we decided on Portugal. That was, and remains the best New Year’s Eve I have had to date. A new place to explore, the 5.00pm cocktail hour, spending the night with people you actually want to see.
The year after was spent in a beautiful cottage in the Lake District. Log fire, en suite bathrooms for all, champagne flowing and lots of fun times. This year was more of the same.
These three years have been the most fun I’ve had on any of the New Year Eve night’s out before them, plus you get away for a few days, spend time with the people you want to, what is better than that?