Happy New Year – 31st December 2011

Happy New Year to you all.


We went to see Melbourne’s fireworks. They sent a fortune on them but spread them right across the city, mounting them on skyscrapers. The theme was gold, to celebrate the history of gold mining within the state of Victoria.

They even out on two shows: one for children at 9.30 – as if they would the go to bed! I actually like that one a lot.

However, the main display was not well enough coordinated and we had to spin round 300 degrees to follow it. The result, low impact: sorry Melbourne. You need a focal point!

However, the crush on the bridge near Federation Square was quite fun! The tannoy repeating “No standing on the bridge, please keep moving!” and no one able to out a foot forward. Took us half an hour to move 20 meters.

All very good humoured though!

Happy New Year!



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