Wednesday, 23 March 2011

A weekend in Sydney

I was lucky enough to have a recent trip to Sydney to hear my sister deliver her Inaugural Professorial Lecture. A big moment!




Even though it was a fabulous lecture not everyone was as thrilled with the after-match function as I was.....




And I finally found a clinic for me! Perhaps now I can get my Lifestyle Threatening Condition properly diagnosed and treated by compassionate and caring professionals.


It was a big weekend otherwise as well. Lots of shopping. Some products you can expect to see popping up on my companion blog, Adventures in a Low GI World.




Some you may not.



Central Sydney has gone considerably upmarket since my last visit to the city, with a revamp of Centrepoint. 

This one looks fancy til you realise it's a Nescafe shop!






A trio of enthusiastic young Japanese folks entertained us in Pitt St. Double dutch may be rather 80s but it is still fun to watch
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Of course we got pretty hungry watching all this energy expenditure
DJs has upped the ante on their chocolate dipped fruit- not just strawberries and nicer chocolate- it smells amazing

Our own Macaron Day for those unable to be in Paris 20/3/11
(eucalyptus, pistachio and apricot, peach tea, 70% cocoa)

The next morning was perfect beach weather. 30 degrees already at 9am, and a quick trip to South Maroubra Nippers before heading westwards

Sadly the little rainbow didn't translate into pixels, but I know it was there.

7 comments:

bermudaonion said...

It looks like you made the best of your trip to Sydney. Hearing your sister speak had to be quite exciting!

Louise said...

It was amazing actually. I hadn't seen her speak professionally- just heard her yabber away at home- quite a difference! She was a polished, seasoned speaker. And a weekend to the big smoke is always fun.

Susan said...

What a wonderful trip that must have been! The food all looks so delicious. And what fun to get a chance to see your sister's talk.

Genie -- Paris and Beyond said...

How wonderful that you could be there for your sister to share in her moment. I like your photos and story to go with them... wish that I had been there for the macarons!

Bises,
Genie

Louise said...

Hi Susan, a weekend in Sydney is always fun. We've been once a month so far this year, with another trip coming up next month. It was so great to be able to see my sister- revelationary actually. And the food is always delicious.

Genie- would love to share a macaron with you someday in Sydney or in Paris.

whisperinggums said...

Great photos Louise ... love the clouds at the bottom. Don't know about rainbow not translating but we've had a bird with very colourful purple/pink breast reproduce in black and white. Why is that?

Louise said...

Thanks Sue, I asked the photographer your question, and he wondered about the type of camera, and type of file you're using.