Category Archives: Sydney

Friday 30th November – On the Road to Kangaroo Valley

Today was the day we journeyed south. We checked out of The Golden Grove and liked it so much we booked another night before we fly to New Zealand. Then we got on the road to Melbourne – first stop … Continue reading

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Thursday 29th November – Journey to West Sydney , Bond and Books by the Million

Parramatta is located 23 kilometres west of Sydney on the banks of the Parramatta River. It was founded in the same year as Sydney by the British in 1788 and is the oldest inland European settlement in Australia. That is … Continue reading

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Wednesday 28th November – Goodbye Ayesha Cottage

After a week in a cottage in Newtown, we had to leave. It has been a great space for us to be with Nick, Val and Henry (and Sam and Sabra for a couple of nights). It was also really … Continue reading

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Tuesday 27th November – Day 2 with Henry

And then we had another treat – Nick and Val went off again for a day out with the others from the UK to the Blue Mountains. We took Henry on another tour of Newtown and did some shopping. We … Continue reading

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Monday 26th November – Day 1 with Henry

Today Nick and Val went off with the other young people to a National Park by the beach. So Chris and I looked after Henry for the day. We met up with Pam and Peter for lunch in the Rocks … Continue reading

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Sunday 25th November – Recovery Day

Well, not so much recovery day, as restoration day! The day after the night before was a lovely sunny day. So much so that when we returned to Oatley to put the house back to the position it was before … Continue reading

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Saturday 24th November – Wedding Day!

Today you are in for a treat – I have asked the mother of the bride to write today’s entry! Thank you Chris. Apologies for the small number of photos of the happy couple (these are the ones that are … Continue reading

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Friday 23rd November – Final Preparation Day at Oatley

So here it is – the final day of preparation before the big event! First and foremost a big thank you to Frances (Hamish’s aunt) who is hosting the reception at her house in Oatley (45 minutes in the southern … Continue reading

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Thursday 22nd November – Ladies and Gentlemen’s Evening

Nick, Val and Henry joined us in Ayesha Cottage today having spent three nights in a cabin by a lake four hours north of Sydney. They had a great time swimming and even the rain didn’t dampen their spirits. It … Continue reading

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Wednesday 21st November – Hello Ayesha Cottage

Chris and I were up early again today to welcome the sun in Peace Park, Ashbury, along with the same joggers and dog walkers. The only difference was that there was a small group doing a ‘boot camp’ with a … Continue reading

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