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HAPPY NEW YEAR 2013 !

Hello All Scribers - What has been your most memorable New Years Eve Experience ever?
Well, mine was definitely fulfilling a childhood dream and being in Disneyland, in Los Angeles, and as it happened in was right on midnight of 1991-1992!

You see we, my family of four and my mother, were travelling to Hawaii and around America, as a reward for my daughter, who completed her Year 12 as the Dux of the School.

Right on the stroke of midnight, after having watched the Parade etc. Well, my mamma and I were watching the fireworks over the pink Disneyland castle, captured over many photos, as my husband and daughters whooshed down space mountain. (My Mamma and I were a bit too intimidated)

That experience stayed with me 'forever and a day'.


Davide Castel

1st January 2013


What a wonderful memory to hold in your heart! Happy New Year Lucy!


Cindy Beitinger

31st December 2012


What is a Dux? We lived in Cypress, CA from 1976 until 1990, about 4 miles from Disneyland. We could watch the fireworks every night from our home. Happy New Year!


Don Yarber

31st December 2012


What a fun memory Lucy!!
Happy New Year, all my friends at Scribeslice. I hope we all stay healthy and keep up with our writing and reading and celebrate next year, too!


Warren Gates

1st January 2013


Thank you all! Don't any of you have at least one memorable N.Y.Eve?

Don...Dux means that my daughter topped year 12, got the highest mark in her High School etc. and her name is on the board.


Davide Castel

1st January 2013


Lucy, I can't think of anything. I don't do well during the holidays and New Years eve has never been much of a fuss in our family.


Warren Gates

1st January 2013


Warren...Even when you were younger?


Davide Castel

1st January 2013


Oh long ago, there would be some sort of gathering of the aunts , uncles and cousins, but nothing beyond funny little hats and noisemakers. I suppose being permitted to stay up past midnight was a big deal at some point in my life.
I have had to work many New Years Eves, It never was a special event in my life and still is not. Please don't be disappointed!
Seriously, I am sitting here trying to recall ... and nope, there is nothing!
It is very nice that you were able to celebrate your daughter's academic achievements with such a cool trip to the US!


Warren Gates

1st January 2013


Yes, it was the very best experiences for us all.
I was a child again, at Disneyland.


Davide Castel

3rd January 2013


Thanks for that Lucy. Great topic.

My wife and I went out for dinner this New Years and had the best meal in the best setting, then we went for a walk and watched the fireworks together. It was a typically warm night (It's summer here) near the beach. The atmosphere was great, with carnival goers and visitors everywhere.

In a weeks time we fly off to celebrate our 25th Anniversary with a 10 day trip to see the sights of Melbourne. Then it's a long drive along the Great Ocean Road, with stop-overs in three coastal towns we've never been to.

I hope everyone had a wonderful Christmas and a great New Year.


Paul Day

3rd January 2013


Paul...Happy New Year and Happy 25th Wedding Anniversary in anticipation.
Are you flying to Melbourne then hiring a car to drive along the Great Ocean Road?
Is it an organised tour? Or are you doing your 'own thing?' Where are the planned visits?

Yes, it has been rather hot, 37 deg. today and 41 tomorrow!
Glad you had a memorable New Years Eve. However, the Sydney fireworks were the best weren't they?


Davide Castel

3rd January 2013


Happy new year!


Kaitlyne Beaudin

3rd January 2013


20 years ago I was a male nurse in the military etc. and in Saudi Arabia on 31st December I drove 3 hours into the desert in my Nissan Patrol jeep and set up my arabian tent and Sandra and I set up home for a few days away. Miles away from any roads, houses and even lights we were under a star lit sky listening to the gentle ebb and flow of the red sea on our toes we sat by the fire huddled up and brought in the new year 1987/8 together.


John Ramsbottom

6th January 2013


Wow! Very interesting memory John. I assume 'Sandra' is your partner/wife?
Many stories, I'm sure you could tell? Or are you just a joker?
Nurse stories would be interesting.


Davide Castel

6th January 2013


John, that is a fantastic New Year's Eve memory!


Warren Gates

6th January 2013


Sandra was my ex. 20 years ago. I'm okay now blub blub warghh. i am a joker and do have some true nursing stores from 22 years in 7 countries that I have worked in.

One man had cancer. I appreciate it is a elicate subject. I had known him for 6 months and had admitted him intocare on this ward. New Years Eve shift in 1985 in London as many staff were partying I had opted for Christmas off so worked the new year night shift. He was in the late stages and on oxygen and his chat had reduced to a whisper. Although nearly 30 years ago I remembered the warmth of his breath like a farewell kiss on the cheek on a cold day and can still hear his last words as I leant towards him he went quiet and breathed his last..............he said ," John you are standing on my oxygen tubing!"

NOT FUNNY..........


John Ramsbottom

7th January 2013


Can I say it. You're an A**. I was so moved by your story and here I have been duped. All kidding aside; I'm sure you have quite a lot of stories to tell! Would love for you to write about them.


Cindy Beitinger

6th January 2013


I think in your profession, John, a good sense of humor is necessary.
I , too would enjoy reading some nursing stories


Warren Gates

7th January 2013


John...Don't know if I can ever believe everything you write, any more.
Tell us some REAL nurse stories.
I know stacks too, one of my daughters is a specialised intensive care nurse, but prefers to work in recovery!
She also meets some very interesting and famous people, in her care.
My goodness, the stories she tells!


Davide Castel

7th January 2013


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