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Hello 2013,

New Year 2013

Dear 2013,

As the first day of your year ends, I wonder what the other 364 days will bring. If it was anything like your first hour, watching the city skyline burst gloriously into frame accompanied by good company then I hope that this new year will continue in this vein.

All I want this year is a bit more stability, less surprises of the nasty types and having the tenacity to stick to at least one thing this year, whether it be blogging more, cooking, gardening or giving back to the world.

Love you already and looking forward to many more days to come.


New Year 2013

New Year fireworks finale

Happy New Year 2009

2009 opened with a bang for me. Definitely the best light show in Sydney in a long while and by pure miracle we managed to get a decent spot in Milsons Point without having to camp for the entire day. I remembered in previous years the fireworks were concentrated on a single location so unless you have a good view of the harbour or the bridge, you ended up on missing on half of the action. For some reason they managed to get the right combination of different locations and variety of fireworks to make the 12 minutes simply amazing. Add the no cloud factor and a smooth running bus and train system it was a great night all around.

New Year fireworks finale

Originally uploaded by mirvettium

Straddling 2008 and 2009

Beware gap when boarding aka mind the gap

With 2008 ticking away slowly I’m finding it difficult to summarise the past 12 months. In a lot of ways it felt as if I have managed to pack two years into one with moving over to the UK and everything that involved. Strangely enough coming back home made the entire thing feel more than a little surreal as nothing much have changed in Sydney.

The year in review in ten bullet points:

  • Moved oversea with a backpack and not much else
  • Quit my job
  • Found a new job
  • Lived in a share house for the first time
  • Realised skype is probably the best thing after the…
  • iTouch, iTune, ieverything
  • Knitted more than I have in a while
  • Met more new people in 6 months than I have in the past 3 years
  • Stopped planning
  • Found some new inspiring photographers

I don’t have any new year resolution since the chance of breaking them is quite high. Wistfully I would like to be more organised,¬† sleep more and stress less, but more than a little content to let things go.

Cracked window

Not quite sure what 2009 will bring, but looking forward to it all the same. I felt really lucky this year as things seemed to fall into place in a way I could not have imagined had I plan for them to do so. I remembered picking up a fortune telling¬† scroll while I was in Tokyo and reading that though my fortune was moderate it was the right time to travel, to find work and to start new ventures. I didn’t think much of it at the time, but looking back I’m glad it worked out the way that 100 yen scroll say it would.

I just want to wish everyone a Happy New Year and an even better 2009. For friends I have met this year, I hope to see more of you next year and for old friends from the past, thank you for being there even when we were oceans apart.

Abandon me