Another Fun Week in Sydney

So what else did we do while Amanda and Stephen were here?? Well here’s a little list and a few pictures to fill you all in. I hardly have any good photos from their trip (Amanda took most of them)… but in case you are interested in seeing what I DO have, click? HERE? and? HERE.

So now for the list…

We ate dinner at Thai Intra (of course)

We had breakfast at Balmoral and walked around the beach.

We took the ferry to Circular Quay, had lunch at a little cafe in the Rocks and walked around Darling Harbour.

We had 2 fun dinners at home. I made my Mexican tortilla soup stuff and Amanda made her zucchini casserole. Casserole night also consisted of Paul coming for dinner and we all had some wine and played some board games and Wii… it was a fun night.


We went to Centrepoint tower for some ridiculously expensive drinks. Although I must say, Amanda’s lychee martini with”violet ravioli” was quite interesting and worth the $20 she paid for it. It came with this spoon full of little red jello type balls (violet ravioli) that burst open with liquid when you sucked on them. So you put one in your mouth, took a sip of the martini and squeezed the jello thingy and there was a flavor explosion in your mouth. VERY interesting and actually quite good.

We went to Wagamama for dinner, then headed to James Squire to watch some footy and then we headed off to Cargo for some drinks and tunes.



We had lunch in Bondi and walked around the cliffs a bit to check out the views


We went to Kris’ 30th birthday at Corner Bar in North Sydney. We all proceeded to get quite drunk and I woke up so hungover that it was hard for me to say goodbye to my friends as they left for the airport. I do believe this was a good thing though. If I was in a normal mental state (ie. not overcome by the headache from hell and the need to puke) I probably would have been crying and depressed.


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Additionally Amanda and Stephen went off on their own and did the following while I was working:

  • Harbour Bridge climb
  • Took the Hop on/Hop off bus
  • Ate pies at Harry’s Cafe de Wheels
  • Walked around the botanical Gardens/Opera house and saw all the bats
  • Went to Wildlife world
  • Had dinner in Kirribilli- attempted to go to Luna Park but it was closed
  • Went to Manly Beach

I think that’s it… I’m sure I probably missed something but I’m sure Amanda can remind me if I did. I think we all had a great week. We packed a lot in to the 7  1/2 short days they were here and I was definitely tired Sunday afternoon… but it was all well worth it!!

7 Responses to Another Fun Week in Sydney

  1. Natasha May 12, 2009 at 2:34 pm #

    Oooohhh… any chance in getting that zucchini casserole recipe?! I love zucchini!!

  2. amanda May 12, 2009 at 6:44 pm #

    that about covers our entire vacation – although you left out the part where we went to the woolie’s and got a kick out of all your funny groceries, like musk candies (ew!). and pushed around that annoying cart.

    as for zucchini:
    oh it’s the easiest thing ever!

    1. just cut up a lot of your favorite veggies: zucchini, onion, pepper (capsicum), carrots, eggplant, green beans/snow peas, broccoli/cauliflower
    2. simmer the veggies in V-8 juice (I like low sodium or for some kick, the spicy one) for about an hour, until they are cooked down
    3. spice/salt to your taste
    4. line a baking dish with the veggies and cover with a decent layer of bread crumbs and a thick layer of mozzarella cheese
    5. bake until golden brown and crispy

    • elsja May 12, 2009 at 7:04 pm #

      Aww I like how Amanda even threw in the (capsicum) 🙂 Good job Amanda. You guys did adopt the slang and differences in words pretty quickly when you were here.

  3. amanda May 12, 2009 at 7:10 pm #

    i tried to order a flat white at starbucks today and they looked at me like a crazy person.

  4. Daisy May 12, 2009 at 7:14 pm #

    we would LOVE for you to come meet up with us. It’ll be around lunch time near cirquay. I sent you an email with my number but if you don’t get it – email me at and I’ll resend it. If you can’t make it to lunch we’re doing some sight-seeing around Sydney after and would love to have you come do that as well – or third option we are going dancing that night. 🙂 I hope you can make it to one of the activities!! 🙂 And HOW WEIRD that you just dreamt you met me and now we’re going to meet. You must be psychic. LOL!

  5. Andrew May 12, 2009 at 8:17 pm #

    “You guys did adopt the slang and differences in words pretty quickly when you were here”

    No they didn’t, they’re still calling him Stephen. I think it should now be Stee. Steve is just too long.

    As for the flat white, I ordered one of those at Starbucks in target when I was there (who has starbucks in Target anyway?) before anyone had told me they don’t exist in yankee land. Neither I or the store clerk really knew what was going on.

  6. Natasha May 15, 2009 at 5:09 am #

    Thanks, Amanda- I made this tonight and it was delicious!!! I’m a super picky eater so I eat a lot of veggies- always good to find a new way to cook them 🙂

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