On Monday night I'd planned for the family to see the VIVID in the gardens but everyone, including my partner declined. Apparently my enjoyment of VIVID is insatiable. So I headed in solo. It was easier to walk quickly and move through the people without my entourage. On Monday, the city was celebrating 200 years to the day, of the birth of Royal Botanic Gardens in Sydney. I'd been there for the Bicentenary celebrations. We were married in the Rose Garden. I'd spent many a day at performances, parties and picnics there. Even the preschooler playgroup, the Dandy Lions, had been part of my kids life growing up. When each child turned 4, we'd head off and follow the footsteps of the fabulous Pamela Allen's wayward little duck in Alexander's Outing. It felt fitting that I'd returned again for their special day. It's funny how much a part of the backdrop the gardens have played in my life.
We are lucky to have such a beautiful location accessible to all the people of Sydney.
The charm of this city makes it hard not to love life!