Saturday, January 1, 2011

Brand New Day

Yesterday was a stinker. A hot and windy day where the temperature reached 38 degrees. Not nice. Later in the day we thought we might give the local parade a miss, the kids were tired & hot & cranky and the thought of staying home with cold champagne & icecream seemed so tempting.

But a last minute change of mind meant we ended up having the best time ever! We watched the Brass Band, the Pipe Band,

Kate & Pepper & Daylesford Critical Mass.

big, fat tractors,

and other crazy stuff.

Imagine if we had missed out?? The New Years Eve parade is such a great tradition, I loved hanging out in the main street in the evening heat, chatting to friends, relaxing, having fun with the family.

Our kids are getting older & can find their friends in the crowd and hang out together. 

 It's a good feeling knowing they are growing up together, with mates from kinder, with families we know & love.

I'm so happy we went to the parade, it was a fantastic way to mark the end of the year. 2010 was a tricky year, a year with highs & lows and in betweens. So many happy memories too. But I'm feeling on a bit of a high today as it's the start of a brand new day, a brand new year. What will it hold for us all I wonder? Lets hope there are many new adventures & much joy & love, this is what a wish for you & me my lovely friends. Today I'm off to the Glenlyon Family Sports Day to help out in the canteen, making cuppa's & selling cakes to support our little school. Another wonderful way to be part of our amazing community, something that I love to do. I hope your day is a happy one & that you swing into the new year with the wind in your hair and a smile on your face! See you soon xo


Bliss Knits said...

Looks like you all had a great day. Happy New Year!

Jennie said...

Happy New Year!
What a brilliant day - great to see Kate and Pepper there!X

Sue said...

Happy New Year Beck! Yes it was so hot and horrible yesterday but it looks as though you all had a fantastic day. We stayed home as Issy was sick and the air-con only blew out hot air. At least today is lovely weather.

teddybearswednesday said...

Happy New Year gorgeous Beck!!
What a fabulous parade- thanks for sharing the pics, I'm so pleased you went too! What wonderful way to mark the end of a year and beginning of another, I wish we had something a bit like that.
WIshing 2011 is a super special year for you my friend.
Big love

Out Back said...


What a great way to see out the old, and in with the new.

Have a great year...

Kate said...

Happy, happy new year Beck!!
Oh how we loved seeing you and all your gang as we rode around and around on Rosie's bike! It sure was a wonderful night! I hope the ice cream and champas ended it beautifully. XX

Dudley Redhead said...

what a great sense of country community spirit..! happy summer days x

Annie xx TheFeltFairy said...

Happy New Year! Here's to 2011 - A New Decade!! love Annie xx

hester said...

Wishing you a wonderful year ahead, Beck and looking forward to reading all about it on your blog.

What a great parade and how lucky your children are to be growing up in a familiar, loving community. You have created such a wonderful life for your family. We try to do the same in our little suburb in the north of Brisbane and had a lovely New Year's Eve afternoon sitting in the cool with friends in our front yard, saying hi to neighbours as they walked past with their dogs.

Happy New Year!