Happy New Year from the UK to all of my readers.
Large crowds lined the banks of the River Thames in London and the streets of Edinburgh last night as the UK welcomed the start of the New Year.
Along the River Thames, up to 250,000 people watched a major fireworks display which saw the night sky illuminated with pyrotechnics to round-off a momentous year.
Revellers were able to watch clips from the 2012 Olympic Games during an 11-minute firework display set around the London Eye.
Millions more watched it all on television. Click this link to see images from the stunning firework display heralding the beginning of 2013 !!