Monthly Archives: February 2014

Sydney

Having never really spent any time in Sydney I was looking forward to a month in the city. We both have a lot of friends in this town and it was super good to catchup with everyone. We stayed right in the heart of Sydney in Kirribilli overlooking the bridge/opera-house and party boat traffic (December is party on the boat month in Sydney).

Sydney - our view

Sydney – our view for a month

Life in Kirribilli soon settled down to a small routine. There was the salt water swimming pool next to luna park where we cooled off a lot.
We explored a bunch of coffee shops all over Sydney including “Alchemy” and “Single Origin” but our locals “Anvil” and “Cool Mac” were pretty decent as well. It felt like a small world when we worked out the familiar looking barista’s at Anvil also worked at our engagement party (at a cycling themed coffee shop in Vancouver).

Coffee time with banana baby

Coffee time with banana baby

Mum + Kea + View

Mum + Kea + View

Dad + Kea + Culture

Dad + Kea + Culture

The local baby-people were super friendly and chatty to boot which always made hanging out locally an option. Aside from chatting to the new mums at the shops we also attended “Joeys Sing Sing” music class every week at the community hall. But our time here was all about visiting our friends here.

Good times!

Good times!

Good times again!

Good times again!

Colleen has always raved about the “Longest Day” frisbee beach tournament on the beaches north of Manly. When Nikki knew we were going to be here then she entered an old house re-union team from the “House of Tears”. Nearly everyone is a baby person these days so its a 20+ person team – 5 to play and the rest to watch/feed/entertain the bubs.

[todo – steal someones longest day photo from facebook and upload]

Kea is so close to crawling now its crazy. She does a little push-up, holds a plank, moves to knees, reaches one knee forward then falls over an arm. She screams through the whole thing so we know when shes going for it 🙂 We haven’t gone to solids yet but have started giving her things to suck on (banana skin, watermellon rind, apple with a bite taken out of it).

Mmm banana skin

Mmm banana skin

Giggles!

Giggles!

Thank you for all the good times and great weather Sydney. We will be back!

Too cool for school

Too cool for school

Kiribilli appartment view

Kiribilli appartment view