Sheena and Steve left us house and cat sitting while they went up north, as do many Aussies for Xmas.
Tom took us to Watson´s Bay but no ferry. Walked along the wonderful cliffs at the GAP. Took bus to Circular Quay. Stopped at City Extra resto for Christmas Dinner………fish and chips!!!! Spotted OPERA HOUSE! Sydney Harbour Bridge Lookout Point and photees!Wonderful! Pub Crawl around The Rocks……Bus/boat & ferry tickets for the week. Ferry to Manly Beach. Spent Xmas Day on the beach with all the other Aussies! Bus back……got lost…..nobody to ask. Found Coles supermarket and we were saved from spending the night on the streets!
Friday, 2 January 2009
After Marg and David Dunckley had invited us to Surabaya for the new year we decided to combine a trip to Singapore........then we discovered how relatively cheap it is if you keep going in the same direction! So.......we start off in Australia visiting Sheena and Steve Frenkel, friends from 30 years ago in Coventry. We met at Coundon Court Comprehensive School in 1972 as Sheena and I were both teaching in Secondary.
It was wonderful to meet the whole family after 30 years: Lucy, Tom and Steve.
Mick arrived directly from Argentina and we had a wonderful Christmas Eve Turkey Dinner with lots of their friends