Because my brother Chrish (Christian) lives in Sydney we try to go up at least once a year, whenever we can get cheap flights. A few months ago some really cheap flights came up, so I booked some tickets so that we could have a weekend away, and could also go to a good AFL game while we were there. I was hoping to go to a Hawks game, but the flights weren't cheap for that weekend.
I was telling my EAL students at school that I was going back to Sydney for the weekend and one of them said 'lots of money for plane?'. I told him it does cost a lot of money to go on the plane and then he said 'you have lots of money!?' which made me laugh. I told him I didn't have any money now, because I had been going to Sydney too much!
Unfortunately the weekend I planned in Sydney turned out that the weekend I planned away, fell the weekend after the national Mother of the Year announcement, so it meant we would be going to Sydney two weekends in a row. Mum stayed the week in Sydney with Chrish after the Mother of the Year announcement. I shouldn't complain because I know how lucky we are to go to Sydney so often, but we were still all feeling really tired from last weekend.
We headed back up to Sydney on Thursday night. On Friday we caught the train into the city.
Kirribilli House from the water (the big yellow house on the right) and laughed again about the boys rolling down the hills in the front of the house.
It was a beautiful day, but just a little breezy.
That was until the ferocious seagulls starting stealing food right out of our hands! I was screaming and Mum caught this hilarious (and very ugly!) photo of me after a seagull came and pinched some chicken straight out of my kebab!
We were excited to find King Street in the city!
The Lindt cafe is right across the road from channel 7 and Harri got very emotional as he thought about the seige and deaths that happened there last year. He said he was feeling scared, and I didn't want him to walk away from there still feeling scared, so we decided to go inside to buy some chocolate.
Tasmanian Mother of the Year was a $300 voucher from Simone Perele. We don't have any of their stores in Tassie, so I was glad I could go and choose some things myself, rather than just ordering them over the phone. I felt very spoiled being able to spend up big without feeling guilty about it!
La Perouse and went there before we flew home. When I looked back at my old blog posts I realised that we were in Sydney for the same weekend last year.