new years day

Happy New Year! As most NYE’s, we watched the Sydney Harbour Fireworks from the comfort of our living room – the fireworks this year were just amazing even from our couch. It’s inspired me to organise a proper NYE alongside the harbour next time!

Regan and I celebrate our 8th wedding anniversary on Wednesday, but because he’s working that day we took off to lunch & a movie today out at Fox Studios. It’s really rare for us to have a date, we’re so dedicated to spending time with the kids as a family or one of us is working etc. We’re not very fancy so having lunch, in a restaurant without a drivethrough window, is so nice 🙂

We ended up seeing Melancholia, a film that I’m probably going to spend the rest of the week Googling. Regan didn’t like it much but I thought it was interesting and depressing (in a good way). The cinematography, technique and tones of the movie were beautiful. Leave your scientist cap at home and you’ll enjoy it more. If you can see it on a big screen, I think it’s worth it for the opening & closing sequences.

I won’t lie – the ending made me speechless, the cinema was so quiet after it & we all just sat there together for a while. (Except for probably Regan who was looking for his cherry Pepsi, lol). The opening scenes remind me of the nightmares that I used to have – beautiful but achingly slow, like nothing could stop what would happen next and you just have to get through the next second somehow. (yes, i was a bit emo).

The weather is looking up in Sydney lately so I’m spending more time off the laptop and getting some exercise and sunshine, hope you’re having a great week wherever you are!

ballet flatsJanuary 2nd, 2012 at 3:31 pm

oh my goodness!! eight years!! that’s amazing tracey… i can specifically remember having a conversation with haylee at the gym on the treadmill (back in the days when i used to exercise, pre mr flats days!) and you were anxiously waiting to hear whether the government would grant his visa…

and now eight years of marriage later and two beautiful kidlets and your still going strong! i’m glad to hear you did something special just the two of you as well.

i’m not sure whether i’d like to see that movie, even the title of the movie makes me feel slightly depressed. 🙁

yes, i can highly recommend a nye by the water. there’s nothing like the fireworks right there in front of you, so close you could touch them…

happy new year!

TraceyJanuary 4th, 2012 at 11:59 am

Hayley on a treadmill at the gym?? lol yes must of been a while ago 😛

It’s been a few days but now I really liked Melancholia! Regan doesn’t – but i think he can’t relate to being depressed and in that space – I’d recommend to see it just for the beautiful images 🙂


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