Category New South Wales

…and build a Lego house

He must have done something right. Not only was Karen really enthusiastic about going to a museum but she was fully aware of what the exhibition was going to be – Comic Books and Lego. Wow, I guess 8 years of subtle pressure and influence does pay off. Also we had a wee bit of […]

Crossing State Lines

We started off early this day. Our last full day in the area and we wanted to make the most of it. With no night life to speak of we awoke relaxed and refreshed.  A quick look at the area will show you what was left to cover that day… All that was left was […]

Ecco the Dolphin(s)

The Farseers over at the Australian Weather News had warned us that our weekend in Jervis Bay would be a wash out. Typical Easter Weekend weather we were told. With that in mind we planned our Saturday accordingly. Huskisson was the largest town in the area and had a motley collection of cafes, shops, museums […]

Bay of Jervis

So it’s the Spring Break weekend, or as Kevin Bridges (and rest of the world for that matter) calls it – the Easter Holidays, and we decided to do a road trip instead of flying somewhere. Our Destination would be Jervis Bay a mere 200 km to our south, the equivalent of Glasgow to Penrith or […]

Behind the Curtain…

Back when we first arrived in Sydney in September 2014 we had our first taste of the Sydney Opera House within those first exploratory weeks. We attended a showing of Cirkopolis By Cirque Eloise – performed in the main theatre. Roll onto January 2016 and with John turning 32 a chance opportunity arose to go back […]

Two Let Loose on Cockatoo

“Hey! Where shall we go today?”, asked Karen. “It’s a nice day so we could go to Manly/Bondi/Balmoral/Northern Beaches?” replied John “Nah. Just grab your Opal card and the Go-Pro and let’s go explore…” The day began, as many do in Sydney, on a ferry. Karen’s idea was to go visit Cockatoo Island and have […]

We’re going to Kiama… bienvenido a Kiama!!

We had spent the last few months cooped up in the big smoke that was Sydney, so much so that our ‘Country Mouse’ urges were crying out for some outdoor stimulus. With a free weekend coming up we agreed that we would leave the city behind for a few nights. About two months prior to […]

Sculptures by the Sea

As we were skimming through our photo albums we noticed that we didn’t write about Sculptures by the Sea 2014. With the 2015 version just having gone past, we felt it was time to do a mash-up article on both years. What is it? From late October to early November (or Spring if you live […]

Star Wars: Sydney Awakens!

Thursday afternoon and the sun is shining. In a happening city like Sydney there is always something going on… Last week it was a Fan Event for Star Wars VI: The Force Awakens at no less  a venue as the Opera House steps!! All credit goes to Adam Fernandes for passing on the tickets (begrudgingly […]

Il Vino Veritas

The wait was over. It had been long enough time to go and visit a familiar region – one that anyone who has visited or lived in Sydney is quite familiar with. We had not really thought too much about visiting this little corner of the world as it has been ‘on our doorstep’ since […]

Bright Christmas

  At Christmas play and make good cheer, for Christmas comes but once a year. Thomas  Tusser Sorry to burst your bubble there Tommy but you have obviously never been to Sydney! Here we also celebrate Christmas in July. Every year in the month named after Julius Caesar, Sydney’s ex-pat community load up their wagons […]

Let there be Light!!!

“Perhaps we can scare away the ghost of so many years ago with a little illumination, gentleman!” Every May the entire city of Sydney gets out the step ladder, goes up into the loft and opens up an old cardboard box marked ‘lights’ and then drapes itself in them. I am of course referring to […]

Fantastic Four

With the girls coming back from Melbourne we had four days left to enjoy Sydney and expose Laura to as much as possible. Here is how we got on… Day 1: Pub Crawl There are many things to do in Sydney on a Friday night but one of the more random acts is to do […]

…and then a step to the right!

We had a whole week in Sydney to introduce Laura to our Sydney bubble before we headed to warmer climates of Queensland’s coast. After the weekend of fun, it was time for John to return to work and the girls to head to the outlets…Birkenhead Point for some retail therapy. We had a great day […]

Sydney Diaries: Babylon Zoo

The day was finally here. We had wanted to go to Taronga Zoo ever since we arrived but when you live in Sydney you need to keep things back for when visitors arrive – otherwise every new visit feels like Groundhog Day (‘Opera House Tour: Again!!) With the reunion of the Hamilton sisters we could […]