Sunset

by Administrator28. June 2008 02:57

A couple of days ago there was an even nicer than usual sunset behind the harbour bridge, the sky turned a fantastic orange/pink colour. It was so nice it interrupted my WoW playing long enough for me to get out my camera!

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Tour Guide Evans...

by Administrator24. June 2008 07:26

...and to your left you will see the Harbour Bridge!

Had a busy weekend this weekend, James and Amelia came over to stay, arriving Friday morning, but James had to head off to Manly to a meeting, and Amelia hadn't been to Sydney before so I got my tour guide head on and we went off around the sights of the city for the morning. Had a walk over the bridge (at a more sedate pace than Drill Sgt. Sadler had me doing last time I went over it ;) and then caught the ferry back from Luna Park to Circular Quay, and then headed over to the Opera House and got some lunch in the Opera Bar, where we met up with James as his meeting had finished.

We then caught the next ferry to Manly and had a walk around the corso and up to the beach, before stopping at Manly Wharf for a beer before we caught the ferry back. After all that touristing we were hungy so went up to China town and had chinese for dinner.

The sun came out on Saturday, and it was nice and warm, we went up to Darling Harbour for breakfast and then had a walk round the city, and checked out the new Apple Store. Once we had done our trip round all 3 floors of the store we headed to the bus station and grabbed a bus up to Bondi Junction and then got the next bus to Bondi Beach. The weather was just great, blue sky, no clouds, sunshine, and warm, really not too shabby for the middle of winter :)

As it was James & Amelia's wedding anniversary that day, they went out for dinner, they went to a nice restaurant on Stanley Street and I met up with them for a beer after their meal. James got refused entry to the Three Wise Monkeys bar for looking to pissed, so we ended up at the Lindt Chocolate Cafe for some really bad for you desserts.

It's been a good weekend, I enjoyed showing off Sydney!

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Geek Alert... The new Apple Store

by Administrator23. June 2008 02:56

The new Apple Store opened on George Street on Thursday, it's the only one in Australia, and it's a pretty impressive building. Three floors all with a glass front, and the stairs to get to each floor are all glass too... We went to have a look round yesterday, it was pretty busy, lots of mac's, iPods, they also had the Apple TV box, but sadly no iPhones :)

Have to give them credit, they know how to design nice looking stuff (gadgets, puters and buildings :)

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First trip to Melbourne

by Administrator17. June 2008 05:46

Had my first trip to Melbourne this weekend to visit James & Amelia, and their two girls Mollie & Jess.

The liver took a bit of a beating again, as it seems to when I meet up with James :) Friday night was a night out in Mornington, down at their local boozers, and then on Saturday we took a trip into the city as we had tickets for the Australia vs Ireland rugby match at the Telstra Dome.

Got to the city (and a bar) just in time to see the England vs All Blacks match what was played in Auckland, and watched England get beaten. Then it was off to the match at 8pm to watch Australia beat Ireland, this was my first Rugby match and it was pretty good. We're up for watching Australia vs England (rugby league not union) in November, so that should be good too.

Had a great time down there (even though it was a bit chilly, hehe) and James and Amelia cooked a top sunday dinner as well :)

I'm returning the favour this weekend, as they are coming to visit me in Sydney, although I don't think I'll subject them to my cooking, as there are plenty of nice places to go eat around here :)

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