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Millennium celebrations

The question

How will NCE readers celebrate the millennium, and in an ideal world what would they like to do?

I intend to go up to the Thames with a small group of friends, watch the fireworks, go to the fairs, have a few glasses of champagne and forget my worries for a night. Ideally I'd like to have gone to a party with friends from throughout my life, people I've lost contact with over the years just to catch up on their lives.

Michael Barron, 32, senior engineer, London

A Global New Year celebration at friends starting at noon on the 31st with an Australian barbie going on to the 1st with American celebrations. So it is party all the way to 2000.

Teresa Coyle, 33, technical officer, London

I will be celebrating the New Year on holiday in the South of France with ten other family members, both older and much, much younger! I fully expect it to be as good a holiday and celebration as I might hope to enjoy, whatever choice I could have had.

Ron Rakusen, 59, chairman, Hong Kong

I shall be seeing in the New Year with my family, celebrating that the predicted Y2K disasters didn't happen after all.

Tim Sidaway, 45, independent project manager, Herts.

I will probably be sorting out shipping plant & materials to the Caribbean, but I would ideally like to be at a cottage I know on the Northern Irish Coast with some friends and family, in front of the open fire drinking fine wine watching the sun rise across the Irish Sea. (with cupboards full of food, just in case...)

Jim Fennell, 32, engineer, Northern Ireland

Having a small party with friends. Ideally I would like to be on small cruise ship among sun-kissed islands.

Ron Herd, 69, retired, Solihull

At New Year we shall be 'at home' having a family party, setting off rockets and seeing which neighbours are actually around. I shall wear my DJ in celebration, and we shall open loads of bubbly.

Graham Newson, 42, senior consultant, south east

I'll be at home on my small holding in South Devon with my wife and family. What will I be doing? Well, the animals will need to be fed, watered and put to bed. Later in the evening we will join the celebrations in our local village.

Roger Hocking, 46, process analyst, Exeter

Going with my immediate family to a gathering of about 30 families in my local village hall...and genuinely, that's just what I want to be doing!

Roger Key, consultant, Bristol

I'll be in Centre Parcs with my family. I'd like to be in the Seychelles with my family.

Chris Parkinson, 40ish, senior civil engineer, The Netherlands

Working because I'm a civil engineer, ie underpaid. I would like to be on a warm beach snoozing.

Robert Newell Hunter, 51, general manager, Scotland.

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