Did you make it to midnight?!
We did, but not in the way we intended. Our plan was to go to the city to watch the "FAMOUS" Sydney fireworks since last year we were too tired as we were just finishing up building our granny flat. This year as soon as we boarded the train and a group of seven intoxicated teens sat behind us (and proceeded to behave as intoxicated teens will...) I started shaking my head (while madly knitting on my socks) that I was in the wrong place. Too old for this and lacking patience for large groups of rowdy and ridiculous youths! We went, we ate some dinner, it drizzled and cleared up and we found a spot near the bridge.
There was a constant flow of people as it got more and more busy, and I knit furiously as the sky darkened -thank goodness for street lights - then it was finally 9pm. We watched the 9 o'clock fireworks and were very disappointed, also I was a bit dismayed at the idea of sitting there in the dark with more and more people arriving for 3 more hours! We decided to head for home and ring in the New Year with Spyros' dad & family. It took us a looooong time to get out of the crowds and headed to a train station, I cannot imagine how long it took the party animals that stayed until 12!
It ended up being mellow, but I don't mind that! I got half way through a heel and had one heel left to go when the the clock struck midnight, I finished the socks up quick smart the next morning.
|New Years Eve 2013|
We've been doing a bit of planning to head to New Zealand, but when our friend invited us to head down the coast with him to find a bit of sun & beach the last couple of days we thought "why not!?" and packed up for a couple of days! We went to towns that were new to me, saw some cool sights & had some fun. We didn't really get much beach time as my Australian travel mates maintained that it was just too cold (snicker). I was glad we did it because I got to see so many new places, a couple of beaches I'd love to go back to when it's hot and sunny! We saw seals, a cheese factory, found a geocache, admired a very, very long beach, went into some cute shops! Some of the towns we stopped in were: Eden, Bega, Narooma, Nowra, Mogo, Ulladulla, Bateman's Bay, Kiama, Berry...
|The wharf at Eden|
|On one of the docks at the Eden wharf|
|About to check out the Bar Rock Lookout in Narooma|
|The Bar Rock Lookout in Narooma|
|Seals lounging in Narooma|
|Crazy skies and amazing beach at Seven Mile Beach|
|The reason people check out Bega!|
|Just a bit o'fun in Bateman's Bay|
|Spyros drew the pattern out|
|Then we taped it out|
|Then he painted it while I got my toes prettied!|
I finally completed the True Love by Chrissy Gardiner which felt like they took forever! I knit them on 2.25mm, Magic Loop on the Chinese needles I bought on eBay with Friday Studios from the Jane Austen club I joined. They turned out pretty great in the end and I think the recipient liked them quite a bit!
|Socks on the feet they belong to!|
|From Fluff to Stuff - I made sock yarn!|
|Vesper in progress|
There is always a bump in the road and for me this January the bump is travel! Which is a bump I can get on board with! However, I have been out walking, I ran this morning, I have started tracking calories again and am going to make this happen despite the lovely traveling!
I may have covered our recent travels already..and now it's off to bed and news of New Zealand soon!!!