Thursday, January 03, 2008
Dodgy Camera Work NYE
NYE did not quite go as planned. Our dyke friends were at a loose end for the evening so they were also invited to our barbecue. R must have slogged all day at home while I slogged all day at work in the heat. He came up with pre dinner nibbles, four salads, three types of meat to barbecue, breads and a pavlova along with drinks for all and sweet treats for after for eight people.
We had to eat dessert after we returned home as we ran out of time and we did not watch Priscilla on dvd. We just chatted, drank, ate and laughed and watched the Albert Park fireworks at midnight.
We were supposed to view the early fireworks from the banks of the muddy Yarra with all the other plebs. But, one of dyke friends is a corporate type and she took us up her fortieth floor office in her Collins Street building where we had a good view. It did not have a lot of atmosphere, but we raided her office bar fridge and that helped.
The walk down the Collins Street hill and Swanston Street was very atmospheric but the trip home marred by a broken down tram. The fireworks at Albert Park Lake went off at midnight and it was just as good seeing them as the city ones.
Thankfully the year changes only one a year. What?