Last Day of the Year 2012

26 Oct

I  want to publish again what we did on the last day of 2012! Our day started with a trip to Bondi Junction, where we met our daughter. We had a cup of coffee with Caroline. Then Caroline had to go shopping. We strolled back to the station. This time to a different entrance of the station, one that we weren’t familiar with yet. A beautiful large rest asrea opened up in front of us. Lots of different food and drinks were on offer at different outlets. In the middle of the plaza some delicious looking (homemade) ice-cream caught our eye. Peter and I each had a cup full of this very refreshing treat. It wasn’t expensive but tasted wonderful. There were plenty of seats everywhere to have a rest. We took the lift down to the platform. Only a few minutes and our train departed. We got off at Town Hall Station. We had a lovely lunch near Town Hall Station. I had ordered Fish and Chips. The fish was delicious! Peter had ordered something with meat.

 

Later on we looked at the displays of some cake-shops. We were hoping we would find some Berliners. It is our tradition to eat Berliners on New Year’s Eve. We had no luck. We couldn’t find any.  In due time we went to Town Hall Station to catch our train to Dapto.  While we were waiting for the train we took some photos. The trip to Dapto took nearly two hours.

 

This picture was taken on the 31st December 2012 in Sydney near the place where we had lunch.

This picture was taken on the 31st December 2012 in Sydney near the place where we had lunch.

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After lunch we strolled to the Queen Victoria Building.

After lunch we strolled to the Queen Victoria Building.

The huge clock inside of Queen Victoria Building.

This is the huge clock inside of Queen Victoria Building.

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We thought this Christmas Tree looked quite impressive.

We thought this Christmas Tree inside of Queen Victoria Building looked quite impressive.

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Then a lady had offered to take a picture of the two of us.

A very nice lady had offered then to take a picture of the two of us.

At Townhall Station we caught the Kiama train via Wollongong to Dapto.

At Townhall Station we caught the Kiama train via Wollongong to Dapto.

People waiting for the train.

People waiting for the train.

 

 

Some shops in Dapto Shopping Center were already about to close when we arrived there. We knew we had a bottle of Bubbly at home in the fridge for our end of year celebrations. But we were still without any Berliners. I felt a bit tired and was sitting down for a while. In the meantime Peter rushed into another shop that was still open. Surprise, surprise, he came out with some delicious looking Berliners in the form of stars! He got them at half price for they were the last ones that were left! At home we watched “Dinner for One”, which is a tradition with us to watch on New Year’s Eve. It is a sketch about Miss Sophie’s 90th Birthday. Very, very funny! We’ve seen it so often and every time we laugh our heads off again. Peter tried out to take a few pictures from the TV showing Sydney Harbour. At midnight he took also some pictures of the fireworks. Soon after we went to bed. But of course we did have our Bubbly and did eat the heated up little stars with it. They tasted delicious, just as good as the balls, called Berliners, do taste. Of course we did get messages and phone calls from our children before we went to bed, wishing us a HAPPY NEW YEAR.

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If you go to

https://auntyuta.com/2013/01/22/2464/

you can see some more photos from that day.

 

4 Responses to “Last Day of the Year 2012”

  1. The Emu October 26, 2014 at 1:06 pm #

    Beautiful to look back on a memorable night.
    It was a very eventful occasion and finished off nicely.
    May your next New Years Eve be just as joyful.
    Ian

    • auntyuta October 26, 2014 at 3:18 pm #

      Thank you Ian. We had indeed a very good time on that last day of the year 2012. We always love to go to Sydney when there are some celebrations in the air. Going to Sydney in the year 2000 while the Olympics were on, was also very exciting and a very special occasion. 🙂
      Uta

  2. giselzitrone October 26, 2014 at 7:16 pm #

    Einen schönen Sonntag liebe Ute sehr schöne Bilder von dir ja die Zeit vergeht viel zu schnell und schon sind wieder zwei Jahre weg aber eine schöne Erinnerung bleibt.Wünsche dir einen schönen Sonntag und eine gute neue Woche lieber Gruß Gislinde

    • auntyuta October 26, 2014 at 8:48 pm #

      Wünsche dir auch einen schönen Sonntag, liebe Gislinde. Ja, die zwei Jahre sind sehr schnell vergangen. Nun fängt schon bald wieder ein Neues Jahr an. Aber vorher haben wir ja erst einmal Weihnachten. Da werden wir wohl wieder recht viel Familie um uns haben. Diese Familientreffen sind doch wirklich etwas schönes.
      Viele Grüsse,
      Uta 🙂

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