Happy New Year !!!

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Just dropping by to wish everyone a Happy New Year. Hopefully you all had fun seeing in the New Year in whatever you chose to do so. Personally I joined the squillions of thousands of party-goers crammed along the harbourside in Sydney to witness the most spectacular fireworks display I’ve ever seen! It was a nightmare for me getting there, thanks to over-full and late trains causing me to miss my last ferry to Balmain, but a bus trip and short taxi ride later and I was joining my party group in time to play “celebrity heads” (which was a total hoot!), have a few drinks (OK, perhaps more than a few!), and a lovely dinner. My group had all been sitting in our selected position since lunchtime, but I got there late after working all day.

Anyway, I’m so glad I made the effort to go along and join them, and the fireworks truly were spectacular. The crowds were phenomenal, but I’d still do it all again next year given the chance! Here are a few photos of the fireworks at midnight, along with a shot of how clearly we could see the harbour bridge in front of us … prime real estate, we had, that’s for sure LOL.

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and the piece de resistance for me … look at all that gunpowder going up … this little Annie was in childlike heaven!!! πŸ˜€

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If you want to see a quick video clip of the start of the fireworks, you can check it out here! And if you have more time to spend and fancy watching the first 8 whole minutes of some spectacular fireworks, check out the You Tube video here πŸ˜€

15 thoughts on “Happy New Year !!!

  1. Happy New Year to you Anne :-)) Hope you have a good one.

    I enjoyed your photos of the fireworks from Sydney Harbour bridge.

    I suppose you know? The steel and design/construction for the bridge came from Dorman Long 12.000 miles away, from right near where I live and has ‘Made in Middlesbrough’ on its side !!

  2. Happy New Year, Anne! I always enjoy seeing the Sydney fireworks on TV (yes, they show parts of it over here, because it’s one of the first places in the world to see the New Year).

    I hope 2009 is filled with lots of fun!

  3. What great, GREAT photos! I wanted to take this opportunity to say how much I enjoyed reading your blog in 2008. I hope 2009 is even better than you imagined it could be. Best Always, KD

  4. Hi Anne, Happy New Year to ya! Wishing you a healthy and prosperous year in 2009. These pictures are great! I received your beautiful card! Thank you for thinking of me!{{{hugs}}}

  5. Fantastic photos Anne. Can I ask what type of camera you are using….I have joined the local photography club and entered the last lot of competitions and got 2 merits and 1 honors award…so now I am hooked. Oh and thankyou for the lovely Christmas card. Hope your Christmas & New Years were everything you wished for πŸ™‚

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