Wednesday, November 22, 2017

Welcome back Maxie

It was so good to be with Maxie and Rod for 5 days of fun in Coogee/Sydney. Maxie says she is feeling great; she looks wonderful and has plenty of spark, enjoys her food again and is gradually regaining her strength and energy levels. We had a wonderful time!

First stop on the drive into Coogee was at the very instagrammable: The Grounds, Alexandria, for lunch and a chance to get up close and personal with one of the resident macaws!

On Wednesday we saw "Beautiful - The Carole King Musical" at the Lyric Theatre, a wonderful experience, made even more fun by the chance it provided to check out the lunch time crowds at the Star Casino while we enjoyed lunch ourselves at "Harvest".

Thursday we headed out (via Manly) to the ceramics department of the Northern Beaches Campus of TAFE at Brookvale so we could meet the head of school, Christopher James and collect some of his beautiful handmade mugs.

Because we went via Manly that was the perfect excuse to stop for lunch at Crinitï's at the ferry terminal.

Friday was a fun day too: seeing the Robert Mapplethorpe exhibition at the AGNSW, lunch at Sabbaba in the CBD, viewing the Loft Market in the beautiful old Strand Arcade (presented by Courtesy of the Artist)...........
 ..... time to check out the Fabric Store in Surry Hills, then a well deserved Newtown Young Henry's (beer) at our fave Trinity Bar on Crown Street.

We love walking through our little park near the bus stop at the top of Carrington Road, at the end of each day..... especially now the Jacarandas are in full bloom (which means it's exam time for the kids).
We started the day on Saturday with a fantastic breakfast at Bake Bar on Frenchman's Road at Randwick....... and a successful watch buying session for Rod afterwards at Bondi Junction.
 .... and then a late lunch at Tim Ho Wan's and a catch up with Alan and Tania at Chatswood (another big day).

Sunday we had to head back to Chatswood to introduce Maxie and Rod to Ippudo at the Interchange - best ramen in Sydney and the same chain of ramen stores we enjoyed eating at in Tokyo! 
A fabulous five days, full of fun and great food and great company - but the best part is seeing Maxie well again and enjoying life to the full!! 


rossie l said...

Looks like you had a fabulous time. So great to see Maxie looking so happy and healthy. Love the do as well. Very chic. Thanks for the pics Jude. xx

Maxine said...

It was such a wonderful week. Thank you Rob and Judy. Xx