Tuesday, January 01, 2008

Happy New Year!

It's here, dears.



In the end I stayed home for New Year's as the possible party plans all turned out to involve trekking across the city, which meant dealing with the concept of trekking back in the early hours of the morning. New Year's can be such a bunfight in Sydney, so many drunken and sometimes agressive revelers on the street, that many cab drivers don't work it. Too much hassle for too little reward. So on the night when demand is the highest, the supply is one of the lowest. I've seen bribes and fisticuffs in the past, as I spent an hour walking home...

This year I was quite happy to watch the fireworks on the telly (with knitting), turn in and get a pretty good night's sleep (considering the warm, still night) and celebrate the start of 2008 this morning with a cup of tea and some hot buttered toast. Sometimes even this committed coffee drinker fancies a cuppa tea and toast.

(On reading that back, I think I've turned into your grandma. Don't forget to wear a vest, dear.)

It's really what I felt like doing this year, and far from feeling like I missed out on something or was being unsociable, it felt nice to do what I actually felt like doing, you know? I enjoy seeing in the New Year with friends, but getting home has usually been enough to take some of the gloss off the fun. Next year I might try to arrange something close to home, or make better travel plans ahead somehow.

How did you see in the New Year?

Blogger is telling me that this entry is my 1,500th entry! Seems like a nice round number to start a new year on!

10 comments:

Mel said...

Well, still about 6 hours to go here before the clock strikes midnight. We're going to go hang with friends for a bit, then probably come home before the ball drops (since we're also a pair of grandmas).

The Other Andrew said...

Have fun!

Sunshine said...

LOL. You crack me up sometimes, Andrew. :) Happy new year to you too. :D

Cecilia said...

I had a mellow evening with friends. We drank (moderately), we ate (not very moderately), we watched "Battlestar Galactica," and we watched the fireworks on telly. It was really nice, except I really wished I had my knitting with me! Just sitting there watching TV was very odd experience!

Happy new year everyone!

Jodie Sorrell said...

I stayed at home alone, drank a few glasses of fine red and watched Rocky Horror. I didn't bother with the fireworks and their cheesey muzac.

Happy New Year and congratulations on a great entry tally!

jason said...

You are well into 2008 by now, I'm sure. It's just come here a few hours ago here.

I brought in the new year with some friends, having Japanese food at a suburban restaurant, and then watching a dvd at an even more remotely suburban house.

Nice enough, but well, zzzzzzz...

I hope to ring 2009 in better fashion. That's the first of my resolutions.

Edna Wilt said...

Happy New Year Andrew!
My calves still hurt from trekking from Neutral Bay to Milson's Point via various bus stops and taxi ranks, and then trekking from Lewisham train station to Dulwich Hill. I feel like I need a holiday. :-)

worldpeace and a speedboat said...

I love seeing the fireworks either live or on telly. we were outside and *heard* them... it's not quite the same. I wish I still had the patience to get a posse to see them live, I am a real sucker for the pretties. but as you say, it's not worth the traipsing about.

I hope 2008 brings everything you desire, TOA :-)

yani said...

Awwwww... much New Years huggage Nanna Andrew... or should that be Nannandrew?

I did what I always do... watched movies aquired at Christmas and was a little bit OCD about arrangements... ;)

The Other Andrew said...

I think I actually fit the label of lecherous old uncle better, maybe I should revise that?... :)