Monday, November 5, 2012

Sydney Sunday

We had a lovely Saturday in Sydney including a morning visit to the AGNSW to see the Eugene Atget exhibition of over 200 original photographs of old Paris, lunch at the Poolside Cafe at the Andrew (Boy) Charlton Pool overlooking Woolloomooloo and a movie night at the Randwick Ritz (The Intouchables).

Sunday being the first of the month we headed out to the Everleigh Artisans Market in Darlington, a favourite spot of mine for some early Christmas shopping.

And afterwards we were able to catch up with the Sydney ZACS for lunch at Rubyos in nearby Newtown.

We had a great excuse to celebrate Alexander's recent first birthday.  He was in a beautiful mood over lunch - allowing us a very long lunch together: time to catch up with everything the kids are doing (and saying), plans for 2013, some family news and time for me to garner a few more technical tips on using my Canon camera from Spiros.

Zoe is very protective of her younger brother and was a great help in unwrapping that present.  Zoe was in a very chatty mood and I heard quite a few of her "incriminating stories".  Rob helped her make paper planes, courtesy of our visit to the AGNSW and this proved to be a good time filler - luckily the restaurant was not very full by now.

Spiros and Clare are as busy as ever and both back in fulltime work - but they seem very happy and are doing such a good job of raising family in inner city Sydney - with all the difficulties and opportunities that poses.

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