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ozzieeagle Dec 29th 2019 11:27 am

How are you spending NYE?
 
Our Inner Northern Melbourne NYE could well be similar and yet different to many around the country and indeed in the UK.

For instance, I would imagine plenty of people are getting the practice Fireworks popping off here and there. We've got the additional unusual background noise of a lamb bleating at one of the neighbours' places at present. I doubt we'll be hearing that sound on Jan 1st.

We'll be down the neighbors' gaff, having some extra large prawns on the barbie, well that's our contribution.... some local craft beers, washed down with some choice Tasmanian bubbles. We'll also be able to see the tips of the fireworks from the skyline of Melbournes CBD plus there will be loads of illegal fireworks locally. There will be the usual run out to the front of the house to wish the other neighbors a happy New Year.

Bleeding lots of local kids seem to have got drones for xmas, they are everywhere at present.



Anyway compliments of the season to all.

Lucas_Dad Dec 30th 2019 1:09 am

Re: How are you spending NYE?
 
Is it a little sad to hope that I don't get any invites to go anywhere? I'm looking forward to lounging around in my kecks, feeling very proud of myself for getting my physical and mental health in a MUCH better place, cracking open an ice cold Schlossgold alcohol-free beer, reflecting on the year past, and looking forward to the year ahead (and hoping that my upcoming court cases will go my way...)

Compliments of the season to all from me too, and thanks to those who have commented on my threads. Be they good/supportive or otherwise, every single one has helped me reflect on some aspect of my year, and that is appreciated.

CHEERS :)

Tom Sawyer Dec 30th 2019 2:49 am

Re: How are you spending NYE?
 
Working 15:00-01:00......only late shift in a couple of weeks and landed on NYE.

DeadVim Dec 31st 2019 3:28 am

Re: How are you spending NYE?
 
Yer typical quiet night at home here.

Basically being grateful for not currently facing any natural disasters.

Just splashed out some cash to fill the pool, nice luxury to have.

Have a good and safe 2020 all.

BEVS Dec 31st 2019 4:56 am

Re: How are you spending NYE?
 
Himself is on-call so blobbing at home for the evening and probably watch Oz survivor and a bit of Downton Abbey before crashing out which will be before midnight. They don't really do NYE here.
Tomorrow we'll make the most of the day and are having lunch with some pals so a good start to the first day of a new decade.

All the best for 2020. I'm kicking it off with retirement.

spouse of scouse Dec 31st 2019 8:11 am

Re: How are you spending NYE?
 

Originally Posted by DeadVim (Post 12783677)
Yer typical quiet night at home here.

Basically being grateful for not currently facing any natural disasters.

Just splashed out some cash to fill the pool, nice luxury to have.

Have a good and safe 2020 all.

Good one DV. Whatever our troubles today, they're unlikely to be as bad as some poor souls are facing with the bushfires.

Scouse and I have ended the year with some serious forward planning, something we don't do enough of. We've agreed on most things, and the few we didn't we've compromised. We both feel happier and strangely lighter (in spirit if not in weight!)

Nothing planned for tonight, a family bar-b-que tomorrow. We just happened to choose the family member with the biggest pool for the venue ;)

spouse of scouse Dec 31st 2019 8:12 am

Re: How are you spending NYE?
 

Originally Posted by BEVS (Post 12783679)
Himself is on-call so blobbing at home for the evening and probably watch Oz survivor and a bit of Downton Abbey before crashing out which will be before midnight. They don't really do NYE here.
Tomorrow we'll make the most of the day and are having lunch with some pals so a good start to the first day of a new decade.

All the best for 2020. I'm kicking it off with retirement.

Retirement is a wonderful word BEVS. Freedom!

Beoz Dec 31st 2019 10:16 am

Re: How are you spending NYE?
 
Village Boozer ..... south east England.

Happy New year all

brits1 Dec 31st 2019 10:40 am

Re: How are you spending NYE?
 

Originally Posted by Beoz (Post 12783742)
Village Boozer ..... south east England.

Happy New year all

Ditto..but in Derbyshire lol...we spent a lovely day yesterday in Lytham..weather has been lovely over the holidays..so we have spent our days visiting stately homes and market towns..it's our first New year's at home for years as we go overseas but I have to say we are really enjoying ourselves. The very best of wishes to everyone for the new year, may it bring you all you wish for....xx
ps hopefully the hot weather in Australia cools down soon and the conditions become safe for those in wild fire areas..we have been keeping up to date with the BBC and sky news here..stay safe

DeadVim Dec 31st 2019 12:47 pm

Re: How are you spending NYE?
 

Originally Posted by spouse of scouse (Post 12783718)
Good one DV. Whatever our troubles today, they're unlikely to be as bad as some poor souls are facing with the bushfires.

Scouse and I have ended the year with some serious forward planning, something we don't do enough of. We've agreed on most things, and the few we didn't we've compromised. We both feel happier and strangely lighter (in spirit if not in weight!)

Nothing planned for tonight, a family bar-b-que tomorrow. We just happened to choose the family member with the biggest pool for the venue ;)

A bit of forward planning is liberating, I used to think it was boring and limited the possibilities but I’ve had a chat to the wife and we’ve agreed that she is right. Especially when it comes to finances. :lol:

Arriving in Oz with AU$60k of credit card debt seems a long way away. Because it was ...

Bushfire perspective good, we will be matching the $ it cost to fill the pool with a suitable donation to the cause. Enjoy the Barbie!

DeadVim Dec 31st 2019 1:39 pm

Re: How are you spending NYE?
 
I’m actually enjoying the ABC Sydney concert and considering going next year ... big crossover with the RocKwiz demographic.

I did nearly cripple myself for 3 weeks by pogoing to The Chats earlier this year so there is that ...

spouse of scouse Jan 1st 2020 12:38 pm

Re: How are you spending NYE?
 

Originally Posted by DeadVim (Post 12783764)
A bit of forward planning is liberating, I used to think it was boring and limited the possibilities but I’ve had a chat to the wife and we’ve agreed that she is right. Especially when it comes to finances. :lol:

Arriving in Oz with AU$60k of credit card debt seems a long way away. Because it was ...

Bushfire perspective good, we will be matching the $ it cost to fill the pool with a suitable donation to the cause. Enjoy the Barbie!

Good man, when your wife wants your opinion she'll give it to you :thumbup::lol:

You've done really well since you arrived, and I know the hard work and determination that takes.

You and your family donating to help people recover from the fires is a lovely thing to do :heart: There are a lot of organisations asking for help, we chose the Red Cross but there are so many, all doing wonderful and much needed work.

Lucas_Dad Jan 2nd 2020 9:22 am

Re: How are you spending NYE?
 

Originally Posted by DeadVim (Post 12783677)
Just splashed out some cash to fill the pool, nice luxury to have.

Wouldn't it be cheaper to fill it with water? :rofl: :getcoat:

DeadVim Jan 2nd 2020 1:19 pm

Re: How are you spending NYE?
 

Originally Posted by Lucas_Dad (Post 12784298)
Wouldn't it be cheaper to fill it with water? :rofl: :getcoat:

Didn’t fink of that, prefer the loadsamoney aesthetic though. :lol:

$220 to fill it, not so bad and worth it once we did the annual repairs of the leaks to keep it going for another season.

DeadVim Jan 2nd 2020 1:28 pm

Re: How are you spending NYE?
 

Originally Posted by spouse of scouse (Post 12784046)
Good man, when your wife wants your opinion she'll give it to you :thumbup::lol:

You've done really well since you arrived, and I know the hard work and determination that takes.

You and your family donating to help people recover from the fires is a lovely thing to do :heart: There are a lot of organisations asking for help, we chose the Red Cross but there are so many, all doing wonderful and much needed work.

I’ve learnt way more practical skills for sure ... small engine maintenance, woodworking, general plumbing, chainsawing, massive car port erection (oh err missus, etc) ... so much so I actually prefer it to my paid IT gig which bores me shitless frankly.

Thinking of retiring from that and going the handyman with a van route.

Paying the $ forward makes sense, spread it when you’ve got it is our philosophy. I also like to support my favourite YouTubers, watch way more of that than TV these days.


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