Thursday, 1 November 2007

Tales from Sydney

Hi there,

Well I am returned from an amazing week away, we did so much and yet still had plenty of time to relax and take in our surroundings. It really is a great city to explore with so many different places to visit. The weather was gorgeous and warm, and we were lucky enough to have a hotel with a pool and spa on the roof over-looking Hyde Park which we made the most of (of course!)

We wandered around Double Bay, Potts Point, Surrey Hills, and Coogee (where our friends live, so lucky!) had some great food and a few drinks, the Klaxons were really great but a little short and sweet unfortunately (I suppose it's hard when they only have one album out). The Arias were crazy, our seats were a fair way back but the bands were great, especially Operator Please and John Butler with Keith Urban (not something I thought I would ever say!). We kept our eyes peeled for Nicole but only saw her on the screen. It was strange though because it was obviously made for tv, we even had ad breaks and everything and halfway though they stopped filming so all the important guests could eat dinner, we just had to sit and watch. It was a surreal experience.

Art Sydney was great (more on that to come) and I did quite a bit of shopping, mainly little bits and pieces. Really the holiday was more about spending time together and away from work and the stresses of everyday life. It was great catching up with friends and having a laugh about silly things, playing a very bad game of pool and getting the giggles about not being able to open the hotel door with those card thingys.

Now I am back home and back at work with a terrible sore throat which I really hope comes to nothing, but really it's not so bad, home is always nice to come back to.

Catherine xx


Robin said...

Your trip sounds great! Glad to see you're back and had some nice time away. Hope your throat feels better!

Diane said...

Sounds like a fun trip! I have never been to Australia but both my sons went there on their gap years and LOVED it. It is top of my list of places to visit, maybe next year...

ali said...

So happy you had a nice time. Welcome back!