Today we are going to Australia – at least my photos are!
Last year I went home for my birthday – a major milestone birthday – and my "bestest friend in the whole wide world" took me out to an over the top lunch. Penny & I started Kindergarten together many, many years ago and have remained best friends through many phases and seperations in our lives. She has been a teacher since graduating and is now trying to instill the love of books into children in outback Australia.
Anyway, she chose Bondi Icebergs Restaurant for the occasion and what a fabulous choice it was. I was somewhat aghast at the prices on the menu and tried to keep that in mind when ordering but I could not resist the Australian lamb – even though it was a ridiculous $49 !!!!!!
Their location overlooks Bondi Beach – million dollar views:
Another spot that I enjoy when I go home is Darling Harbour. I just like the ambience of the place even though it is touristy. It does have some fabulous restaurants though – including the Lindt Cafe (yes, as of Lindt chocolate!!) I did actually take this photo but for some reason it has become bordered by white and looks a bit like a photo of a painting! I didn't notice this when I opened the file so I'm not sure why it is like this here: (I wonder if I "posterised" it last year and have forgotten!).
Both these photos were taken in July – which is winter in Oz – note the contrast between the glorious sky & blue water of the beach which is definitely summer-looking and the wintry mix sky & water of the harbour!