Nope, not ours. We've been to Sydney for a few days.
The trip north was slow, mainly due to fog.
and babycino stops.
Our first priority was IKEA. We shopped till we dropped, and still forgot some things. While there, I decided not to buy another nightlight, since Lucas now goes to sleep fine in the dark, since the charger to his broke. Since we've returned home, Annabelle now requires a light. Typical.
We stayed in some serviced apartments, which worked really well for us. It was also very exciting being right in the heart of the city. We walked through Hyde Park to see the Archibald fountain (below) to get to the Australian Museum,
where we were enraptured by a dinosaur!
There seems to be a lot of walking whenever you 'sightsee' in a city, so we went for a ride on the Monorail down to Darling Harbour.
There's a few interesting water features, and a playground at Darling Harbour, so we stayed a while.
We then paused for a smoothie, watched closely by the seagulls.
And then we spotted the Lindt Cafe. If only we hadn't had the smoothie. So instead of indulging in hot chocolate, I just bought some Lindor balls (peanut butter! cookies and cream! and so fresh...)
Later, we had dinner at the Casino. The children were absolutely exhausted.
Our plan was to then spend the day at Taronga Zoo before heading home. It didn't actually stop raining, so we went shopping instead (DH had to remain available in the city till 12). Fortunately, there was a playground at the shops;
Little kids aren't really much good at shopping, so I didn't get to visit Tapestry Craft, or Kinokuniya.
Worst of all, we came home Tuesday, and the Sydney Quilt Show started Wednesday. No doubt I'll attend the Canberra Show, but Sydney is the biggest and the best. Sob.
It was nice to be back in Sydney, where things are familiar, and I have a history. I'm still wondering how long it takes to feel at home somewhere new. I feel at home inside our house and yard, but that's about it for Canberra so far.