Sian Boyle is a journalist and blogger with an interest in current affairs, studying Interactive Journalism at City University under the Scott Trust bursary. She has contributed to the Times and the Guardian and currently blogs for the Huffington Post and on The Pen is Mightier.
New year, new you and a new round of that eternal struggle – lose weight. It’s often the resolution that tops everyone’s lists but weight loss eludes many of us, the perpetual pushing of that boulder up the mountain.
As we stood on the Thames Embankment we were aware that we stood on the brink of a new year as well as the river below. The mood amongst the quarter of a million people who had gathered along the riverbank, about to count in a potentially unlucky 2013 was jovial, buoyant and dare I say it optimistic.