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!