Posted by sean on January 1, 2011 at 10:28 am in Fun At Home with No Comments

Firstly, ‘Happy New Year’ and all that. Now for today’s blog…

As the clocks struck midnight, I looked out of my flat window to see all the fireworks being set off by people who enjoy burning their money. Along with the customary display of colourful explosions, I noticed a mass of glowing, flying objects in the night’s sky. If I was more imaginative, or had drank a lot more, I would have got excited at the thought The X-Files coming true. However, I was shamefully sober enough to realise that these were Chinese Lanterns, which have been on sale at and the likes.

This is the first time I have seen so many of these oriental lanterns being released at one time. Is this some craze I have missed? I am sure I have heard somewhere that you are supposed to make a wish as the flying fireball is released into the atmosphere. I would like to know, what holy being receives the wish and how they decide if it should be granted.

Take for example Dave in London. He wishes that Arsenal will win the Premier League. However, at the same time Mike in Plymouth makes a wish that Manchester United win the title. Somebody is going to be left crying. What about Alan who wants world peace – will that be contradicted by Osama’s wish for death to all mankind?

If I was to make a wish, it would be that one of the burning, petrol fuelled balloons did not fall into the garden and burn the flat down. Judging by the number of lanterns I could see crash landing, I would imagine the fire brigade had a busy night.

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