Had a really good night when we met our friends in Darling Harbour on Christmas eve, it was a bit strange because another 2 girls that were on our bus came in so joined us as well, it was really nice to catch up with everyone and celebrate Christmas.
The following day was Christmas, I woke up at 7am which is actually quite late for me on Xmas day but I had been given strict instructions that I wasn't allowed to wake anyone up until 8.30am at the earliest so I had to wait until then which was a bit of a struggle!!
When everyone finally got up we had a really nice day, Matt cooked roast dinner which was lovely then we just spent the whole day playing games and eating and drinking!! It was a bit strange as it was hot and I missed everyone but it was good.
On the 27th we all split up, Me and Buddy went to stay in a hotel near the airport, Kat went to a hostel in Bondi and Matt went to stay with family just outside Sydney. Our hotel was really nice you would think I had never stayed in one at how excited I was!! Bit different to a hostel!!
Owen and Katy arrived at Kat's hostel that evening so she wasn't alone. Me and Buddy went to Bondi the following day to meet up with them. Had a nice day relaxing on the beach and catching up with everyone. We stayed there all evening as well, went for dinner and to a few bars. We just went to Bond most days from there to the beach.
We also went up the sky tower which is the tallest building in Sydney and has a 360 degree viewing platform where you could see the whole of the city from!!
New Years eve, Kat came over to the hotel to get ready with me, we went down to Darling Harbour about 5pm and met Matt and Owen in a bar. Our cruise left at 6pm. When we first got on the boat it was a bit annoying as there were 650 people all trying to get drinks at the same time, we had to queue for about an hour. Luckily that was only for the first drink and it was much better after that. We just got as many drinks as we could carry each time we went to the bar. Kat 'borrowed' a napkin holder so we could carry quite a few!!
The music was good and we had a really good night, we were in an amazing position on the harbour, right in front of the bridge. The first set of firerworks went off at 9pm and they were amazing, I have never seen fireworks like it. They then set the main ones off at midnight and they were even better than the first ones. The whole night was awesome and that was definately a New Years eve I wont forget!!!
Bit sad the following day as I had to take Buddy to the airport to fly home.