Girls can't window shop!
Trip Start Nov 29, 2011
99Trip End Mar 01, 2012
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Just for the record, I don't agree with Steve’s title for today, however I did say I would write the blog as I haven’t done any for a few days. Still think he has a bloody cheek!!!!
This morning we started by heading into Sydney and straight towards "Paddy’s Markets". Jayne had been before she left Sydney and said there were some bargains to be had....... The first store we came to sold lots of different souvenirs and all at good prices. I picked up some great things for the tiddlies and other bits and bobs. Steve did the rolling of his eyes as he always does when I spend any money, but I am so used to it after 25 years now that it just doesn’t even register really, in fact I would worry if he didn’t!!
The girls had asked me to check out the prices of UGG boots whilst I was in Oz and I have been religiously doing so wherever we have been. In Darwin and Port Douglas they were $199 a pair, which isn’t any cheaper than home. Today I got 3 pairs of genuine boots for $235 – a bargain I think. I did haggle the man down to this, so was well chuffed. Just got to parcel them up and send them home now. Realistically even if it costs me a bit to do this, I will still be quids in and have 3 happy children also. Result!!!! (Not even going to go into what Steve’s face was like....)
The major problem now was that this was 11.30am and we were going to have to carry everything around with us for the rest of the day! Error!
Headed off then to try to get to Circular Quay as we had planned to get the ferry out to Toranga Zoo this afternoon. Not quite sure where the time went, but we didn’t have time to go to the zoo as we were meeting Naomi, an old school friend of Gemma’s, who now lives in Sydney at the Opera House Bar at 5pm. Hopped on a ferry in Darling Harbour and got off at Luna Park, so Steve could have a quick check out of the area as this is where Fujitsu Australia is based
Whilst waiting for the ferry to Circular Quay, we both noticed all of the jelly fish in the harbour – thousands of them. Wouldn’t want to take a dip with them!
By this time we were desperately in need of a sit down and did so in the Guylian chocolate cafe on the Harbour - life is hard!!! Then headed off to the Botanical gardens, with an hour to kill before going to meet Naomi, for a date on the grass with my Kindle and Steve with his Sudoku book. Hazel, I have finished the Millennium Trilogy – they were absolutely brilliant! Moved onto a Catherine Alliott for a little light relief!
We met up with Naomi as arranged and it was really lovely to see her again and hear all about her time in Sydney. It really doesn’t seem that long ago that she used to come to our house from Nant y Coed for tea!! I am seriously getting old!! The Opera House Bar is such a fantastic setting. Right on the harbour, with the most fantastic view of the bridge and the Opera House itself. Had a great catch up!
Thanks Wal and Eleanor for the suggestion of going to Pennant Hills Koala Sanctury, hopefully if we can get ourselves moving in the morning we will be heading up there, looks good on the internet (even if they could do with a new website)