Wednesday, September 1, 2010

Thanks Sydney

Ive hardly been home since my return from Sydney, so sorry for the delay in this post. Id like to thank all of you lovely girls out there for your comments and advice on my recent posts. I appreciate every one of them. Please know I have read all of your posts, even though I have been quite busy, so I havent left many comments. The top spot recommended for my trip was to the Paddington Markets, but they werent on when we were there, so we ventured to The Rocks Markets - I thought they were great and love anything like this. Sydney gave us some great memories, lots of sunshine, and beautiful food and wine. We filled each day, and returned home feeling relaxed and rejuvenated.

cute and cool van in Bondi

our hotel is the building along the water at right of the large stone pylon

hotel foyer with glass floor showing the water beneath

Me in the English style laneways in The Rocks

Maddy and her dessert @ Guylian
My dessert @ Guylian - enjoyed with a 'sticky' wine

Odyssey Wine Bar

Whats a visit without taking a picture of Sydney Opera House
We dined @ Icebergs - the building on the water above
surfers @ Bondi
The view from Icebergs
Maddy enjoying the view

Not forgetting a taste of Bondi!!!!

We had a great time together, and I always find it easy to go away and enjoy her company. Theres usually lots of fun times and laughter.

My Sydney Hot Spots
(from my limited time)

Odyssey Wine Bar - Argyle St The Rocks
Baroque Bistro/Bar/Patisserie  - George St The Rocks
Cruise Bar The Rocks
David Jones Food Hall Market St CBD
QBV Building and Shops
Amoroma Pizza Pasta Restaurant
Bridge Climb
Sebel Pier One Hotel
Ferry to Balmain to check out shops and Adriano Zumbo pastries
Icebergs Bondi, just for the view
The Rocks Markets - a chinese massage, & look for the turkish street food, its the best..

Have a lovely week...


  1. Sounds like a wonderful time was had! ;-)

  2. Sounds like you had a fantastic time, Im very envious!!!

  3. Hi Rebecca!
    Glad you're back. I enjoyed a bit of Sydney all the way over here, so thanks for that! I would love to go to Australia once, but my family is also afraid I might not want to come back after seeing all that your country has to offer... Have a good day!

  4. Looks like the weather was nice to you while you were in Sydney, from what I've heard that's not been the case the last few days in SA (and no doubt add wind to that on Yorkes!).
    I'm so jealous you went to Icebergs, I always wanted to go there
    Hope you're having a lovely week
    Melissa xx

  5. Good on you for having a lovely holiday away! I am sure both of you needed it. Saw Maddy recently at the Curry Pub we are HUGE fans!!! Letitia xx

  6. Oh, you've brought back memories for me! I grew up in Sydney, I lived at Rose Bay (just around the corner from Bondi) and spent many a day wandering the shops and generally enjoying all is has to offer. Looks like you've had a great getaway, and welcome back! K xx

  7. I do love my visits to Sydney though I don't want to live there again too much traffic, too many people!
    Thank you for your good wishes the results alas will not be good (but I can hope and dream) as the vet says there is no doubt it is cancer of the lymph glands. We will know the prognosis tomorrow but have already said no to chemo as it will make her very sick and not change the outcome. But...maybe...perhaps...he is wrong and it is just a ghastly infection. Well tonight I am hoping anyway so thank you for visiting. xx

  8. Sounds like you had a wonderful time in Sydney and packed so much in :) thanks for leaving that lovely comment on my blog. Have a beautiful weekend xx

  9. Sounds like you had a fantastic time. Thanks for the tips - I am having a girlie long weekend in October in Sydney and am really really looking forward to it. I will be noting down some of your destinations. Hope you have a great weekend. Michelle

  10. Looks and sounds like a great trip, Rebecca. Sydney, I only know the gorgeous views by books and television. You captured the beauty perfect!
    Have a happy weekend. xx

  11. You sure packed a lot into one weekend! Sounds like you had a lot of fun! Glad you came home feeling rejuvinated....that's what getaways are all about!
    X Briohny.

  12. Oh, how wonderful! Sydney looks like an amazing city that has it all, nightlife, beaches, lovely shopping and culture, glad you had a great trip! I am enjoying your blog, happy to find you and happy to be your newest follower!

  13. Hi Rebecca,
    Thank you for posting so many gorgeous pictures of my home town. I do miss the old girl.
    Did you get to see much of Paddington? I used to live there and opened my first shop on the corner of William and Underwood Streets. I probably shouldn't admit to that being back in the 70s, but they were exciting days.
    The shop is now called 'The Corner Store' and is an up market dress shop. The building has been renovated and extended over time, but still has the same old shop windows and very worn stone step. I check it out whenever we make it to the big smoke.
    Glad you and Maddy enjoyed your stay and took in some of the sights, such as those running along the sand at Bondi! And I'm very jealous of those desserts.