There's a pretty good vibe around town since I returned on Tuesday and a marked difference to the pre-Christmas tension of last week. People are just so happy and relaxed after the big festive let-down.
This and the sense of anticipation, amongst tourists especially, ahead of tonight's celebrations is intoxicating and there's no better place to be at this time of year.
One fare in particular last night stood out for the sheer scale of their visit, indeed, their life. I picked up the retired couple here after a five hour and fourteen course meal, each with accompanying wines. Needless to say they were very happy.
I delivered them here where they were staying for a few nights after arriving from overseas. Though on Friday their apartment arrives, where they reside eight months of the year. Otherwise, they spend the remainder of the year at their beach house here. And tonight, New Years Eve, they will be celebrating here.