On Tuesday 29th December Kerry arrived in Sydney. She is staying at the Base hostel for a while. We left her a message about meeting up on facebook as we didn't have any other way of contacting her and hoped that she would see it soon. While I had been getting ready Gina had been talking to Kerry on facebook chat and we are meeting up with her at the Base hostel to go to the Event cinema. We left the apartment and decided to get a bus into the city instead of a train as the bus stop is right in front of the apartment. We got off at York street and walked to the Base hostel which is located down Kent street. It was great to see Kerry especially after 3 months. She didn't seem that jetlagged and very excited to be in Sydney. We went to the Event cinema in George street and got tickets to see The Lovely Bones. It was a film that Gina wanted to see as she had read the book. We got given seat numbers at this cinema which I have never come across before at any cinema but I guess that its good in a way that everyone knows where they are sitting especially when its busy. The film was really good and I really enjoyed it. Gina said that there is loads more things about the storyline in the book. Kerry started to feel really tired now as it was late in the afternoon. We went to Starbucks to get some drinks and then walked Kerry back to her hostel. It had been a really sunny day. Kerry must have bought the sunshine with her lol. Lets hope it continues. Thursday 31st December was New Year's Eve. We aimed to leave the apartment at 8am to go and get a good spot for the fireworks but it didn't work out that way. The venue kept changing for where we were all going for the fireworks and we were waiting on Aimee and Kerry to get back to Gina and I about where they were going for them. In the end as no one was getting back to us we caught a bus into the city and walked to Mrs Macquaries Point. We arrived here around 11.30am and the queue into the place was massive. We should have got here earlier but we joined the back of the queue. Gina phoned Craig to see where all the Bristol guys were seeing the fireworks and they were already in at Mrs Macquaries Point. He told us to come and find them once we were in. We queued for 2 hours before we got in. We were worried that it would become full by the time we got to the front of the queue and we would be refused entry but it was fine. Everyone got their bags searched as no alcohol was allowed in. Once we were in we found where the Bristol guys Craig, Rich, Mike and Spencer were sitting and joined them. They had managed to get a really good spot with a great view of the Harbour Bridge and Opera House. Along with them was Ben, Rachel who is Rich's girlfriend and loads more people from their hostel including Hannah, Imogen, and Sarah. We waited here for the rest of the day ready for the fireworks in the evening. It was great to catch up with the guys since we last saw them in Surfers Paradise. They are heading onto Melbourne next and then to New Zealand. Spencer is staying in Melbourne working and Rich unfortunately has to go back home to the UK as he has ran out of money so its only Craig and Mike continuing their travels onto New Zealand. We sat chatting to everyone for the afternoon waiting patiently for the fireworks. At 5pm there was pre-show entertainment. Spectacular aerial performances by vintage planes filled the skies over Sydney Harbour. At 9pm there was a family fireworks display and harbour of light parade. A prelude to the midnight fireworks, the stunning display sponsored by Sydney Harbour Foreshore Authority filled the night sky with colour. It was a beautiful choreographed eight minute performance to a soundtrack featuring music from much loved children's movies and pop songs. Following the 9pm family fireworks, a flotilla of vessels switched on their lights and commenced a spectacular 15km parade around the harbour. The Harbour of Light Parade featured more than 50 vessels each illuminated with decorative lighting representing the theme of the event 'Awaken the Spirit'. At midnight the wait was over and Sydney skies opened with an epic fireworks display featuring seven barges on the harbour, the rooftops of seven city skyscrapers and the unforgettable Sydney Harbour Bridge. It takes fifteen months of planning to deliver Sydney New Year's Eve and the majestic twelve minute fireworks display is the reason why Sydney is the New Year's Eve capital of the world. The midnight fireworks display was choreographed to a music soundtrack featuring some classic tracks, movie scores, as well as hits from some of this year's best talent. The performance built to an unforgettable finale, complimented by the most adventurous Bridge Effect to date. The fireworks were amazing and the most spectacular display I have ever seen. It was the best New Year's Eve ever. Happy New Year everyone.