This weekend is special. It’s a New Year, a New Plan, a New … ah, bugger it. Let’s just party.
There’s the big event at the Sydney Harbour Bridge and Opera House – spectacular! But I don’t live in Sydney (that’s a good thing, in my mind – this would be a loud, loud, loud event).
Every city, most major regional centres, and some smaller towns, will put on their best show this weekend. It’s a strange moment, as the weather has been cooler than normal, and the bushfire risk isn’t as high as it usually is at this time of year.
It will come, but not this weekend. Except maybe in Adelaide. Where I live.
Not that I like fireworks. It’s always meant lost dogs and missing pets posts all over the place. Animals don’t like the noises, and they panic. That’s why I don’t like fireworks.
Yes, it’s pretty to look at, lovely to watch on telly, but I won’t be going. I’ll have a bbq in the back yard and watch the skies for the bright lights in the distance. That’s enough.
I hope you have a great party celebrating the New Year, whether you do it on the day before, on the first day, or even by watching it online or telly. Just plan for a good year, smile, and take that first step into a New something moment.
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