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Saturday, 11 January 2014

Summer

We have been off touring South Australia, and we've seen stunning beauty and amazing sunsets - and eaten fine foods and even finer wines. As a result, we are a little broke. To say the least.
 
We returned home late Friday night, and headed in to the city yesterday to see a show - which was cancelled. Having already paid for parking, we decided to potter around the Opera House and enjoy the free aspects of Summer Play.









The Sydney Festival transformation of the Opera House is excellent this year, with the Backyard BBQ (hills hoists included, sort of), and the garden bar.



Erth Dinosaurs roaming around, a sand pit and the very popular lego wall. We spent an hour pottering about before heading up to Hyde Park for a turn on Sacrilege, the jumping Stone Henge.



Sydney comes into it's own at Festival time, and nothing makes my spirit soar like roaming the beautiful city, and enjoying what it has to offer.

I have fallen in love with this little beauty, so Veuve Clicquot, if you'd like to sponsor me, you only need to pay me in a couple of free drinks...please! I could really see myself watching the sunset on those groovy yellow beanbags - and imagine the adoration I'd be spouting with a few bubbles in me!

So you can have your beaches and wide open spaces but nothing says summer to me more than our beautiful city when the Sydney Festival comes to town!

Linking up with some Grace for FYBF (Still on holidays but come feb, normal transmission will resume)

What does summer mean to you?

16 comments:

  1. Wow, I've never been to the Sydney festival and I almost didn't recognise the Opera House in that second pic with all the fencing and umbrellas! Sounds like a great place to take the kids.

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  2. Oh that looks like so much summer fun. I just love the atmosphere a festival creates.
    Thank you for sharing.

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  3. That looks great! I know Mr 4 would absolutely love the lego wall!

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  4. Sounds terrific Lydia! It's great the city has put on such a great festival, and summer is the perfect time, as kids are around to enjoy it all. Thanks so much for linking in! x

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  5. I would love to jump on Stonehenge, Lydia! x

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  7. Such great photos Lydia! I am loving the champagne van!! Champagne and summer... total perfection! xxx Lucy @ Bake Play Smile

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  8. Haven't been to Sydney for some years but I am thinking it would be nice again!

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  9. Sydney looks like it's turning on some great weather! Glad you survived the heat in South Australia. Summer to me means sucking on icy-poles, swimming at the beach and having loads of fun with the kids.

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  10. My favourite Australian city is definitely Sydney. I lived there for a few years in my twenties and still visit every year. The harbour is sensational and those great photos do it justice :)

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  11. It looks so fun there! Thanks for sharing this. ^_^

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  12. Sounds like you had so much fun! My little one would love that lego wall. I've never been to Sydney during festival time, but would love to. Summer for me is swimming, the beach, cold beer and bbqs :)

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  13. The blue skies captured in all your pictures says it all. It's summer time!
    Leanne @ Deep Fried Fruit

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  14. What a wonderful view! It's been a couple of years since I've been to Sydney, will have to add it to our 'must do' list.

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  15. Love Sydney, and all it has to offer ;)
    Looks like you had a great time!

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