December 31, 2006
Emerging from Embankment Station we found ourselves swept along by the restless crowds, further and further away from the firework viewing areas. Later by the Strand, we were trapped; squashed almost beyond breathing, with people shoving, shouting, swearing, screaming and then panicking. Becoming increasingly alarmed, we squeezed towards a side street, away from the crowds. We heard the fireworks but didnít seem them. Then the near impossible attempt to get home; police barricades everywhere, blocking streets and directing us further away from where we needed to be. Finally, we reached the Underground and made it back home in one piece.