Monday, May 18, 2009

Phew!

The conference I am attending started today so the Prince (aka Wally).....[seriously it is like being on holiday with Wally (from Where's Wally fame) on steroids!]......was left to his own devices........I think he has covered most of Sydney today....a bit of shopping ....a bit of sightseeing....hanging outside of the Sunrise studio................you know the sort of thing!! ......he has bought a new suitcase so that must mean I can visit DJ's and buy a couple of things on Wednesday before we fly home.......well that's my take on the situation anyway....! We have been on the go since we got in on Saturday afternoon......just time to drop the bags at the hotel do a quick post to let everyone know we arrived ok and we were out the door..............I am impressed with the public transport system here........and I can say that because I have travelled on just about every type available since we got here.......we caught the ferry out to go to the football on Saturday night......for once the Prince led me astray by telling me it was a 120m walk to the stadium......hmmmmm.......seemed to be a flaw in his grand plan.............we ended up walking about 4km!! ...but it was worth it.....we were able to get great seats.....and were treated to a close game with the Swans taking out a narrow win.....since I don't follow either team I didn't really mind who won...but found myself yelling for the Swans in the dying minutes of the game (mind you since we were surrounded by Swans supporters it seemed like the sensible thing to do!

I spent yesterday at the Rocks while the Prince climbed the Bridge........I girl has to eat lunch.....



.........choccy coated strawberries on a stick.....can't get much better than that.......! and I didn't forget the Prince and bought some to take back to the hotel for supper!!


I did bring a little stitching with me .....although I haven't done any of it the scissors have been handy for cutting the price tag off a scarf I had to have!.......not that the weather here in Sydney necessitates wearing a scarf.....very mild days and nights!

A couple of pics from yesterday.............

Will be back with another instalment soon..............!

Til next time...................Lorraine

16 comments:

Pip at Rest is not idleness said...

Nice of your Prince to buy you a suitcase, I'm sure you will be able to fill it up at DJ's.
have fun
Pip

Kris said...

Of course the Prince wants you to fill the suitcase up! Would he have bought it otherwise? (Not like he doesn't know you!) Looks like you are having fun! So nice to be seeing and doing different things.

Stina said...

Ahhh..those strawberries looks ...delicious!!!!!
Long for them to come here i Sweden!!! :o)

Daisy Jayne said...

you just have to love the Prince .. buying you a suitcase, I'm sure you will be able to fill it up at DJ's and more (lol) wish I was there (chuckle)

Daisy Jayne said...

Just remember my dear friend ....
chocolate coated strawberries...
a second on the lips a lifetime on your hips (chuckle) I am just jealous ...have one (or two) for me

Maree said...

WOW.!!those Strawberries look Amazing & Bet they went down a Treat.!! Sounds like you've done heaps in your short visit so far...Glad you said the days were Mild..I will be down there in 3 weeks...looking forward to the next Installment..lol...
cheers

Bronwyn said...

Glad to hear you are having a good time.There is a great pub up the back of the "old" shops at the Rocks. The Great Aussie pub. Nice food great pizzas, lovely beers. Close by is an old "house" as it was in the original Sydney days. It is kind of a minature mussuem. You can buy vintage stuff and tour the house.Worth a look if you have time.

Sue said...

Hey Loz, Looks and sounds like you are having a fab trip. Hopefully the conference isnt too taxing. Those strabs look yum!!! Enjoy! Cheers Sue

Nancy said...

A SPLENDID vacation thus far! Eager for additional updates.

WV: relloqui, obviously the retelling of a wonderful vacation story!

Crazy for Primitive Quilts and Gardens said...

What lovely pictures of your journey! And girl... those strawberries look yummy!

Farmyard Crafts said...

Glad that you're having a nice time away!! Makes me laugh thinking of a steroid filled Wally running around Sydney... popping up in random places!! Glad he's having a good time too!! Yummmm.... strawberries! They look beautiful!!

Levin (and Emily) said...

how lucky are you!
sounds like you are both having a great time.
enjoy your shopping - make the most of all that extra room in the suitcase ;)
l
x

Lynda said...

Great photos Lorraine and I'm so pleased you're both enjoying yourselves so much.

Kellie said...

Oh you aere making me get excited!!! DH & I are off to Sydney on Friday for the weekend!!! Have fun! I love Sydney!!!!

Connie W said...

I think I could go for some of those strawberries about right now! Sounds like a wonderful time you're having.

Katie said...

What amazing looking strawberries!!! :-)