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Bit of tradition and fireworks

January 2nd, 2012 at 12:58 am

I would like to wish everyone a Happy New Year and may it be a good one.

Over the past 40 years our national TV channel has broadcast the Royal Edinburgh Military Tattoo each New Year Eve and my family have watch it most of that time and for the last 20 years I watch alone. So this New Year Eve was no different, I put it on an watch it for 90 minutes nonstop as that station has no advertisements at all! All ABC channels donít any advertisements.

After that finished I went to bed to read my latest novel by Sara Douglass and read until midnight when the fireworks went off on the river 6 km away. Before I could see them from my street but now we only can hear them as the all new high rise buildings are blocking our view or the trees if there is a spot that you could see the city. Now the fireworks are lower than before. We are not allowed to have fireworks at home because of the risk of fire and itís the bushfire season. There are illegal fireworks being bought and a few people were injured and one man was killed this year in Victoria. Now they have bushfires again in that state and a heat wave.

I remember having Guy Fawkes nights 5th November as a small child and bonfires that went with them. Now that is no more and the city councils, some state governments and business pay to have large firework displays (Something like 10 million AU dollars went up this year around Australia) on our rivers and harbours, and the Sydney one is televised nationwide, now they think it is now the best in the world. May be come down to Sydney Australia one New Year Eve to find out if it is the best world over 1 million watch it each year.

This post marks my 800th entry.

1 Responses to “Bit of tradition and fireworks ”

  1. mamasita Says:

    Happy New Year! And happy 800th posting! I would love to have a warm Christmas, and Sydney fireworks to boot, sounds like I have another dream vacation to add to the list!

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