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.
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!!