Thursday, July 1, 2010

I fell in love

I spent this weekend in Sydney staying with my sister, Leah. I have been to Sydney hundreds of times but for some reason this weekend I really fell in love with the city and am even contemplating a move if I can convince Brendan.

FRIDAY// 5 hour train trip; read Frankie, knitted until I accidently snapped a needle, started 'The Girl who kicked the hornet's nest'//had Mexican for lunch//trawled Newtown shops//sat in Gloria Jeans, drinking coffee and writing letters//unexpectedly stumbled on markets in Chinatown, bought cute stationery//had Japanese for dinner// went on the Ferris wheel at Darling Harbour//

SATURDAY//walked down to Glebe market's, bought cute shoes//had lunch with an old uni friend//got an hour long massage//meet with high school friends for dinner//went to Bungalow 8 and danced till the wee hours of the morning//

SUNDAY//Woke up, got out of bed, way to hungover, back to bed//finally got out of bed// ate a hamburger the size of my head, felt much better//went to Darling Harbour to meet a friend for coffee//ate meatballs and spaghetti, lovingly provided by Leah and watched Masterchef//

MONDAY// Shopping!!//spent three hours in Myer at the stock take sale, dressed and undressed far too many times to count// headed to Broadway and shopped some more//fell into a shopping induced coma// went out and had Chinese and Cold Rock//

TUESDAY// headed home :-(

There are so many reasons why I feel in love with Sydney this time round. I had time to myself to explore and wasn't constantly having to fit things in. I love the shopping and the food and the fact that it is 6 degrees warmer than Canberra. I love that there is always something to do or you can just stumble upon fun things happening in the street. I also love that my sister lives there and it would be nice to be able to spend more time with her. Until then though I guess I will just have to keep visiting.  I will share my shopping in an upcoming post, will hopefully convince Brendan to take some outfit shots.


  1. This looks like so much fun!! I look forward to the day when my sister and I are all grown up and I can go visit her "in the city"!! Sister's truly are such a blessing. And I love ferris wheels!!!

  2. looks like you had a wonderful time.
    i would love to see sydney one of these days!
    you all look gorg is your pics!

    i'm petrified of ferris wheels. i hold on to the bars or whatever there is to hand on until my knuckles turn white!

  3. Sounds like heaps of fun! I loved the Glebe markets.. and Mexican food :D

  4. I've only ever spent a couple of hours in Sydney while waiting for our plane to the Gold Coast... having a whole weekend there would have been amazing.
    Glad you had such a fun train ride and cute stationary and ferris wheels... no wonder you are in love :)
    *fingers crossed* you get to live there one day with your sis. Yay for great weekends!

  5. sounds like such an amazing trip--you covered all the essentials (old friends, good food, fancy drinks, massage!)

  6. That sounds like an awesome, yet exhausting weekend... the best kind ;)

    I love being able to explore somewhere at leisure, it really makes you see the place in a different light doesn't it?

    I'm glad you had a fab time xx

  7. You know, every time I jump the ditch and spend time in Sydney, I like it more and more.

    So pleased you had a good holiday and enjoyed your time in Sydney, you deserve it! If Brendan is reluctant to move, remind him that change is as good as a holiday! :)

    Hopefully there's a package waiting for you at home. :)

  8. Sounds like you had an absolutely fabulous time - the perfect getaway. xx

  9. spending time with a sibling is so unique and wonderful. in my experience, no friend can bring that feeling of belonging and comfort and home.

    should we start a letter writing campaign to convince brendan?

  10. Sounds like an amazing time!

  11. Looks like you had a great time and what a great country to visit.

  12. Def moved to Sydney! I lived there for a couple of years and I loved it! I partied a little too much and was a regular at the Kings Cross clubs but you're right there is soo much to do. I'm lucky I live two hours away and have alot of friends that live there... yeah move and we can go shopping together!!! :)

  13. Wow, sounds like you had a busy fun filled time there. =)


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