Tuesday, November 29, 2011


Bill and I had a fantastic trip to Sydney! 
Probably the best part for me was the look on his face when he read out my last post on my iphone as we took the turn off to the airport. He just couldn't believe we were going to Sydney not Melbourne!  I don't think he really did until we were on the plane, what an excellent surprise it was!

Although it was raining quite a lot of the time we were there we still had fun and did so many things. We both loved the ferry ride across the  magnificent Sydney Harbour...where we saw..

(replica) ships from the First Fleet....

sail boats...

..tug boats...

....and massive ships. I loved being on the harbour, there is so much to look at and it is truly such a beautiful place to be. How could you ever get sick of such views? Lucky Sydney siders.. :)

Over on Manly beach we just enjoyed being at the beach, something we miss in Daylesford.

 We looked for shells, swam in the water, watched people, boats and clouds.

It was simply..


Bill and I packed a lot into our 24 hours in Sydney, we stayed at the YHA in The Rocks (which was great) and climbed a million steps up and down. It's such an amazing historic area, I loved it.

We watched a film about the making of the Harbour Bridge, went to a book shop & a movie, we ate waffles, and hot chips and ice cream.

We caught trains, and cabs and ferries,

 and the monorail! Fun!

One of the highlights was the Power House Museum. We both walked around in awe at the many mind blowing exhibits. The oldest steam train in NSW, planes hanging from the ceiling, rocket parts, the penny farthing..old tram cars and carriages...all so beautifully made and decorative.

I have so many shots from the museum so I won't bore you with them all but we had the BEST time there and I can't wait to go back one day. Bill loved all the scientific sections with experiments etc. Not so much my cup of tea but it was fun to see him enjoying it.

Another highlight was catching up with Susie from Flower Press. We almost didn't make it but I'm so glad we did. Susie took us on a trek for coffee through the crowds of School Spectacular students, an amazing motor bike jumping display (!!), Darling Harbour and past Paddy's Market. A real splice of inner Sydney! It was great to finally meet Susie and sit and have a chat with her. Susie, thanks so much for coming in to see us, I hope next time we can come and visit you and meet your family too.

I could go on forever about our mini trip to Sydney but I'll finish up  now as it's hard to know when to stop sometimes. I'm SO glad I did this with Bill, it was a precious moment in time that we will both remember. Life with kids is so busy and it's easy to get caught up in the Managing and the Surviving, the Cleaning and Organising that sometimes you need to step back and just enjoy time together.

 I really enjoyed chatting with Bill and hearing his ideas and observations. It was good for him to go somewhere so different and bustling, a big city with so many different cultures and things to see.  I like having some special one on one time with my kids, whether it's a big trip like this or just doing something more simple. I guess it's the time spent together that is what you remember. I definitely want to do this with all my kids - I hope I can.

So I've been rambling on..what have YOU been up to lately?
Hope it's been fun and inspiring, and that you are not to caught up in the end of year stress.
Take care lovely ones,
I'll see you soon xo


mel @ loved said...

Oh Beck this is fabulous! You got me thinking I might take my big boy into the city for a day trip, just us, wandering , taking in the sites, catching up..lovely!

Jennie said...

LOVE this Beck. What a fabulous time for you guys to have together. I bet he loved it!XX

teddybearswednesday said...

what a wonderful special trip for both of you.
I bet he loved having some one on one time with his special mum as much as you.
He sounds like the most delightful boy.
i'm so happy you had such a great time xoox

Kate said...

You are such an ace Mum!
That is such a brilliant thing to do with your gorgeous boy. best birthday prezzie ever.
One on one time is hight on the agenda for us when we get home.
See you SOON!! xx

Miss Prudence said...

What a fantastic idea to go on that trip. Looking at your photos my skipped a beat - after all this time I am still deep down a Sydney girl...You are a top mama!

Jane said...

What gorgeous photos! And what a lovely thing to spend that special one-on-one time with your boy. A real time to treasure. I am inspired to try for at least a day out on our own with each of mine!

crzylady said...

AMAZING! What a wondeful Mum you are!

Faeryfay said...

What a fabulous surprise trip!