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Friday, 4 October 2019

24 hours in Canberra - share my snaps!




We raced down for a jam-packed tour of the capital city. Sibling bonding was the main aim, and using the free night at the Novotel before it expired was the other. Plus get the money back with reciprocal benefit on our Powerhouse membership. Even though it's closing, it's still worth getting the membership, as I've already made $89 in discounts and free entries, and as we're off to the Wollongong museum next week, we'll have covered the membership cost, and any further visits are a saving.


Game Masters is smaller than the Sydney and Melbourne ones, but has some new games and less crowded so was definitely worth doing. And the three of us played together for awhile, then the two siblings, in a rare bonding these days - that pesky age gap causing the youngest to grow into an only child, as previously discussed.







Ode to Jeffrey Smart



Dreamworks was probably more of interest to me, though both of them liked drawing on the animation tablets at the end. I would have loved to do the Antartica VR but we were out of time, alas.









Then it was off to Nightfest for dinner. Having visited Floriade last year, I thought the lights and the band might be a lure for the kids. If nothing else, it meant dinner was sorted.






The next day was the morning at Questacon, still a favourite.




















Then my reward was lunch at Lazy Su before the drive home....





















If you're looking for a quick getaway, Canberra has a lot on offer at the moment....





What have you got up to these holidays?






















Linking with #MCoW #TravelTuesday #WednesdayAroundtheWorld #WordlessWednesday #ThruMyLens  #OurWorldTuesday #WWOT #WWOAT #SayCheeese and #RubyTuesdayToo (gnomes and the bag on the stairs with the statue)







29 comments:

  1. Oh how fun! I love Canberra and think it's massively underrated. I've only been at Floriade once and have never been to Questacon, although it's on my list. How good is Lazy Su?!

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    1. Sooooo good. I like Baby Su too, their burger joint

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  2. Oh we were just in Canberra too! Such a great time of year to go, and there's always so much to see!

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    1. What did you get up to? (Tips for next time)

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  3. Aaah yes, that whole rush to use the accor free night before it expires. I've been enjoying your pics over the weekend and visiting Floriade vicariously through you. Lazy Su is going on my list for our next visit.

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    1. Yes, every year I seem to have that scramble...

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  4. This sounds like a great weekend, lots happening, fun things to do and a getaway! We're off to Floriade this weekend and to visit my daughter and granddaughter. Lovely pics for #lifethisweek

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  5. Love Canberra and visited Floriade twice. Way back though. I was also a blogger who was part of Human Brochure for Canberra in 2013 I think but became unwell so pulled out early. Thank you for linking up for #lifethisweek. Next week the optional prompt is 41/51 "Your Choice of Prompt" 14/10/19. Hope to see you there, Denyse.

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  6. I think I saw you were in Canberra. I lived there in the late 1990s for a couple of years but either skipped Floriade or didn't even know it existed.

    I actually liked it as a city but struggled to settle down there as everyone seemed to act as if they were there temporarily and were from somewhere else.

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    1. My neice said the same thing. Everyone vanished on the weekends so it was hard to make roots there.

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  9. Oooh the blue. Nice shadow shots and more. Who is the ghoul?

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  10. Very pretty, I love going to Canberra. My son lives there.

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  11. I enjoyed your photos and post looked like a lot of fun too :-)

    Have a funtastic week :-)

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  12. Beautiful night shots- so lit up- I enjoyed your photos!

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  13. Dazzling! Thanks for sharing these gorgeous images at https://image-in-ing.blogspot.com/2019/10/a-stroll-through-arboretum.html

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  14. Wow! You sure covered a lot of ground in 24 hours! Love the lights a lot :)

    It's great to see your post on 'My Corner of the World' this week!

    My Corner of the World

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  15. Lovely photos, Lydia. We visited Floriade in 1992 during our honeymoon in Australia. Haha! I feel so old!

    Happy Wednesday!

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  16. woa you covered so much in one day. I haven't seen Floriade at night. Should add that to my list. Lovely captures.

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  17. Great photos! Looks like you had a wonderful day! Have a great week.

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  18. Wow! So much creativity all around. How fun! Thanks for sharing these neat photos and for linking on Amanda's Books and More!

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  19. You have a great eye for a good picture I must say! I guess you could almost call it a light show. I bet that place is fantastic at Christmas time! So cool. Thanks for sharing!

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