03 January 2019

New Year, New Memories

Happy New Year!  ๐ŸŽ† ๐Ÿพ๐Ÿฅ‚


I hope you are enjoying the school holidays so far and had an enjoyable Christmas and NYE. 

We have been relaxing, sleeping in (when the girls don't wake us up) and enjoying lazy days around the home including Christmas day and had a few outings.

On Christmas Eve Eve ๐Ÿ˜† ๐Ÿ˜‚ we had a wonderful evening in the city seeing the Christmas displays at David Jones and exploring their Disney-inspired toy floor, viewed decorations around the city, visited the Christmas tree in Martin Place, listened to buskers, the Salvos band and soprano's sing Christmas carols then watched the light show at St Mary's Cathedral. It was such a wonderful night. The best thing is that it didn't cost a lot of money and now is a lovely memory for us all and a new tradition.

St Marys Cathedral light show
  
In front of the giant Christmas tree in Martin Place

NYE was my birthday, so we celebrated during the day by taking the girls on an outing to the city and seeing the "Masters of Modern Art from the Hermitage" at the Art Gallery. Impressionism is my favourite art movement so I loved seeing some of my favourite artists - Monet, Cรฉzanne, Matisse, Gauguin and Kandinsky.






It was the first time where the girls enjoyed looking at paintings or sat and amused themselves while Hubby and I got to take in each painting and read the captions. Maybe its because they are older they have a little more patience and can wait longer for lunch, usually, we have to rush through the exhibition and miss out on reading about the paintings. We had a nice lunch in the cafe, then went back and looked at our favourite paintings before leaving.




For NYE, we had a quiet night at home. Hubby cooked us a lovely meal, we played Monopoly Gamer, watched the 9pm fireworks and lit sparklers outside. It was a much quieter NYE compared to the last 3 we've had, but it was nice being home. I am finding the older I get (I just turned 46) I get more enjoyment from simple things.

Hubby is back at work for a week, then we are taking off for our camping trip to Victoria which we are all excited for! I am so looking forward to relaxing by the beach and enjoying some quality time together away from home and the housework!

I hope you are enjoying the break in whatever way you are spending it, and have a wonderful year.

It's the start of a fresh new year with a clean slate to plan goals, chase dreams and make new memories. What's on your list this year?

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