And It’s Out With The Old31 December 2008
So it’s New Years Eve 2008. And I live in the city that celebrates this BIG TIME. Sydney has become known as THE city to come to if you want to see the New Year in with a very big bang. About 1.5 million people gather around the harbour on New Years Eve.
So what are we doing? Driving a couple of hours up the coast out of Sydney to spend the night with friends. We’ll still see some of the fireworks from their balcony (and of course there’s the television). I did one year struggle through the crowds and sit out on the harbour for 3 hours waiting for the fireworks but I don’t think I’ll do it again. Stunning they may have been but it’s a big party time and, as much as I like a party, I don’t drink and I got a bit bored. (And I can always look at the picture at the top of my blog)
I’ve noticed this year that everywhere I go, and on television, people are wishing me a “Happy and Safe New Year”. A few people have wished us a “Safe Christmas”. Has this time of year become particularly unsafe? Is it any safer or more unsafe than it’s been in the past? Is this new, or is it that I’ve only just noticed it?
Anyway, wherever my friends are in the world (including those who chose to spend it in that other big New Years Eve party city – Edinburgh), I hope you all have a very Happy New Year.
And STAY SAFE.
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