Tuesday, 1 January 2013

Happy New Year

It's officially 2013!

All day I've been seeing photos appear on Facebook of my friends ringing in the new year back home in Australia and I felt a little like I was living in the past. Well, for about half a day we were in different years!

A few hours ago it was finally our turn here in California. San Francisco celebrated the start of the new year with a spectacular fireworks display. The roof top garden of our apartment in Berkeley was the perfect viewing spot for said fireworks and, just like last New Year's Eve, I discovered that hardly anyone in our building was home to make use of it! Apart from a handful of revellers taking in the fireworks I pretty much had the roof to myself as I snapped away with my camera. Fourth of July had been a different story with the roof completely packed for the fireworks display so I was glad that this New Year's Eve was the same as the last.

Fireworks over San Francisco



Fireworks over San Francisco

Fireworks over San Francisco
Fireworks over San Francisco


Earlier in the night the girls had celebrated the coming of the new year a little early. We watched the ball drop in Times Square, New York at 9pm our time and the girls rang in the new year with a glass of bubbly - bubble apple juice that is! In the past Ava has not been too fussed about New Year's Eve however this year she was quite excited. I had to laugh when she asked me "Do we celebrate New Year's Eve because tomorrow is the world's birthday? Is tomorrow the anniversary of when the world was born?". Quite a clever thing to come up with I think. I may or may not be a little biased about her being clever ;)

A glass of bubbly for New Year's Eve

Much easier with a straw

Cheers!


Even earlier in the night we had another little celebration. Kim's birthday just happens to be New Year's Eve so we celebrated with a delicious chocolate cake that the girls and I made.

Happy birthday Kim


Happy New Year everyone! I'll leave you with a few more photos of those spectacular fireworks over San Francisco...


Fireworks over San Francisco

Fireworks over San Francisco

Fireworks over San Francisco

Fireworks over San Francisco

Fireworks over San Francisco

Fireworks over San Francisco

Fireworks over San Francisco

Fireworks over San Francisco

Fireworks over San Francisco



Fireworks over San Francisco

2 comments:

  1. Happy birthday, Kim! Amazing photos, Sally! Still using your micro4/3rds? Amazing! I still want one of them!

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    1. Still using the same camera. Well, actually, it's almost the same one... Our camera died less than a week before our trip to Disneyland! Luckily we had just enough time to order a new one through Amazon before we left for Anaheim. As the lenses were all still fine we just ordered a replacement camera body. So now we have the newer model. It works a little differently to the old one so I'm still trying to work out how to use a lot of the features. I must admit that I miss the simplicity of the old one though...

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