Sunday, 1 January 2012

A good bye to the year

Yesterday was the perfect end to the year. Skip, Demon D and I joined some good friends at the track for a nice lunch and a glass of French bubbles.
It was D's first day at the races and undoubtedly the first of many.

We picked winners, ate, drank and laughed. As good a day as you can have at the track.

At the end of the day we picked up our girls and I felt complete contentment to spend the evening with the people I love best. We picked up hamburgers for dinner, watched the fireworks on telly. Goosey wished us all a happy new Christmas before going to sleep.

The kids all tucked up in bed, Skip and I drank a nice glass of red, watched old video clips, listened to snippets of Jamiroquai and The Pet Shop Boys from the concert at Glebe Island as it floated in our window and tackled the big questions, such as:
Why don't people play the keyboard like a guitar anymore?
How many times on new year's eve does 'Fight for Your Right to Party' get played? We heard it three times.
Is A-Ha's 'Take On Me' the greatest film clip ever?

I then fell asleep on the couch about 1130pm.

We woke this morning to a most glorious day, which meant an early morning trip to the beach to wash away the old year.


How did you ring in the new year?

D checks out the form with Dad.
Tired at the end of a long day.
Race day accessories
NYE at home with my family.

I'd like to take this opportunity to thank everyone who's read, commented, emailed or generally enjoyed my little corner of the web in 2011. I'm always surprised and grateful for your kind words and support. Here's to a fantastic 2012!


  1. Beach, sunshine and lots of cuddles - this year has started beautifully for me too. I hope we are always so light and full of simple joy. Happy new year to you. x

  2. Take on me IS the best filmclip ever. The end.

  3. A-ha, i'm with you on that.

    Gorgeous piccies - love your lady in red look, and oh, that piccy of D and his dad - melts my heart x

  4. Happy new year Rin! Pleased to see that our chrissy present made it to the races! xxxx

  5. Happy New Year to you and your family.
    I love the old video clips and miss a good piano guitar move. Hope 2012 brings lots of happiness your way.

  6. Oh Corinne, you have just made my heart sing, what a beautiful post :o)
    You looked gorgeous with all that red for the races, what a fantastic sounding day. The pics with your Demon D in them are also adorable.
    Your NYE sounds very similar to mine. We watched pick your own party max on foxtel and flicked around all the old classics. Yes, Take On Me rocks... so ahead of it's time.
    A fab start to 2012 xo

  7. Oh Corinne. It's just wonderful to see you here after the full-on year you've had. No wonder you're tired! Here's to a sparkling 2012 for you and your gorgeous family. J x

  8. I love these pics - all of them.
    Happy new year to you and your beautiful family.

    We started our year with treasured friends at their holiday home and plenty of laughs. Perfectly, really.

  9. Happy New Year Rinno! And god I love that ring of yours! Ex


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