Sydney

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After the excitment of Melbourne we set off back to Sydney with Mim & Miles (M&M) on Weds to stay with them for a week before our flight to New Zealand.

On the Thursday it was Miles' birthday so as a speacial birthday treat we took him to The Australian Museum to see the new dinosaur exhibition they had on! It was ace! The evening didn't go quite to plan though as we managed to get locked out of the apartment! Poor Miles wasn't able to go out on his birthday and he and Mim ended up having to wait around for the locksmith to come out while me and Ads went to the pub to meet some of their friends for drinks! When they did manage to get back in, it was too late to come and meet us so we brought their friend Tom (who was now our friend too!!!) back and had a few drinks in the apartment instead! Yay!

In Oz, Good Friday is a 'Dry day' which means no pubs are open and you can't buy alcohol anywhere so we stayed in an Mim cooked us a lovely Thai meal!  The next day it was my turn to cook and we had a roast chook dinner! It was lovely as we had been craving a proper roast dinner for ages and although we couldn't get hold of any yorkshire puds we did find some cranberry sauce - yummy!!! Before the dinner me and Ads went for a walk to work up our appetites.
Just 5 mins from where M&M live in Paddington (which reminds me of Crouch End or Muswell Hill in London) is Rushcutters Bay which is a lovely place to go and stretch your legs and you can just about see the Habour bridge and Opera house too! They are so lucky to live in such a great spot! We are very jealous!

On saturday night we met up with 'the Daves' - some of Ads friends. There are in fact 3 Daves, one Mike, one Pat and one Jonny Bravo. Four live in Brisbane and the other 2 in Sydney. We had a lovely time catching up with them all! After the pub we went to a late night pie shop (!) which does pies with mushy peas and mash! Yum! Much nicer than a kebab! Cropper and Pat decided to have a pie eating contest (Cropper won - 6 pies!) and then we all went back to Dave Woods other home in Sydney which has a lovely view of a harbour!

On sunday afternoon we went to Bondi beach and met up with Conor and Louise! We stayed there for a bit but it wasn't as sunny as it should have been on Bondi so we drove to Watsons Bay and had a lovely Easter lunch in a lovely pub! It was really good to see them again after meeting up with them in Perth which seems so long ago now!

The next day me and Ads got the train to the Blue mountains.
time for pie !!
This was such a great day. It takes 2 hours on the train from Sydney and one minute you are traveling past houses and shops and general city stuff then suddenly you are out in the country and going up into the mountains! When you get off the train in a town called Katoomba you get a tourist bus ticket which allows you to hop on and off at any of the stops - which all have either viewing points, walking trails or cable cars! After admiring the breath-taking views we hopped on 2 cable cars down to the bottom of the mountains where you can walk around on a broadwalk type thing so you don't get muddy! Then we caught the steepest train in the world (fact!) back up again. After all this we still had the energy to do a walk along a trail which took nearly an hour and at some points reminded us of climbing Mt Kinabalou! We had a nice snooze on the train back and got picked up at Sydney and got cooked a lovely tea when we got in! Perfect!

Miles was our tour guide on Tuesday for our sight seeing day in Sydney.
Aims at the end of a rainbow
We went to Circular Quay first which is where you can view the famous Habour bridge and Opera house. He took us on a lovely walk in the botanical gardens which are opposite the habour and you can get the best views from here, and there are also loads of MASSIVE bats (well actually flying foxes) who live there too. They are very noisey and smell horrible! But I couldn't believe how big they were and some of them were even flying round in the day time too! Very un-bat like!! We then went for a quick look in the Museum of NSW and then to Darling Harbour for lunch. Lovely!

For our last night in Sydney M&M took us to a pub in Surrey Hills for tea. Conor and Louise came and so did the two girls, Claire and Laura, who we met in the Whitsunday Isles, oh and M&M's friend Tom! It was lovely to see them again and we all had a great time.
Bondi (a bit cloudy)
It was very sad saying goodbye to everyone!

We've had such a great time over the past 2 months in Oz and feel like we've seen so much. Its gone way too fast though!
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time for pie !!
time for pie !!
Aims at the end of a rainbow
Aims at the end of a rainbow
Bondi (a bit cloudy)
Bondi (a bit cloudy)
Ads & Aims Sydney leaving party
Ads & Aims Sydney leaving party
Dave Whittle & Aims
Dave Whittle & Aims
me & Dave
me & Dave
a TD Waterhouse re-union in Sydney
a TD Waterhouse re-union in Sydney
Dave Cropper & Dave Wood
Dave Cropper & Dave Wood
Pie eating comp is underway
Pie eating comp is underway
Ads the raptor
Ads the raptor
yuk !!
yuk !!
me & Woody
me & Woody
Cable car at Blue mountains
Cable car at Blue mountains
oops
oops
Ads new forest house
Ads new forest house
giddy-up
giddy-up
bus loads of em !! :)
bus loads of em !! :)
croppers shoes :)
croppers shoes :)
Bondi
Bondi
from Watsons bay
from Watsons bay
Blue Mountains
Blue Mountains
Blue Mountains
Blue Mountains
Blue Mountains
Blue Mountains
Harbour Bridge
Harbour Bridge
Opera House
Opera House
bats !!
bats !!
strange !! but worth a photo
strange !! but worth a photo
stormy blue mountains
stormy blue mountains
the 3 sisters
the 3 sisters
holding on for dear life
holding on for dear life
The girls we met at the Whitsundays
The girls we met at the Whitsundays
Aims & Louise
Aims & Louise
lucky Adam
lucky Adam
Sydney
photo by: Sunflower300