Of course, Sydney is a remarkably large place to get around when you have a lot to see, and not much time to see it in, so we gave in and rented a car for a day. And where would we go with wheels under our butts? Yep, we went up the hills to check out how much has changed up there since we moved out, back in … years ago.
Of course, some things never change.
Pukeko spent some time negotiating with the Big Bad Banksia Men on behalf of the Gumnut Babies. There has been no word yet on the outcome of these talks, but we are cautiously optimistic!
Once negotiations were complete Pukeko had lots of fun walking the trails and sniffing the flowers to calm his nerves
After a quick jaunt around the Victory Theatre Antique Centre …
We nipped over to the other side of the plateau to see the Megalong Valley …
… before continuing on our journey back down the hill, catching up with friends along the way. I really would have liked to see more friends, and seen them for longer, but there wasn’t much we could do about it in the end. 😦
Back in town the next day, car disposed of (must hide the evidence), and it was off to meet up with more friends for lunch!
Angel Place has this amazing art work up in it at the moment, The cages tweet at you with the calls of the birds who no longer inhabit the area thanks to European occupation pushing them out of their natural habitat.
Onwards to Pitt St Mall.
I was so good about not buying every little thing that I thought was awesome/amazing! I managed to walk out of Smiggle, Peter Alexander, Kiki. K, Witner …
I even walked through Morris Craft and Lincraft without buying anything!
Though I will admit that I had a basket full of yarn in Lincraft before wondering how I was going to fit it all in the suitcase and then put it all back before walking out!
In more recent news … Happy Birthday Dad!!! I’ll be on Skype later to speak with you! *massive hugs*