Monday, March 10, 2014

Sydney weekender

Nathan and I were in Sydney on the weekend for a friend's husband's 30th birthday dinner. [Sorry fellow Sydney-based bloggers, we didn't have time to catch up this was a very short visit]

The friend is one of Nathan's oldest childhood friends. Her husband is absolutely wonderful. Super nice guy. Very thoughtful. In fact, we once told the friend that if she and her husband ever split, and if we had to choose, we'd happily be friends with just the husband (you can imagine it didn't go down too well).

Anyhow, it was a bit of a rush on saturday to get things in order. We dropped the dog off to the dog hotel on Saturday morning and flew out of Melbourne in the late afternoon.

We went to Crow's Nest for the birthday dinner...indian food. Delicious.

We stayed overnight at the Park Royal near Darling Harbour. Nathan and I had two separate beds...pure luxury.

On Sunday morning we met up again with our friend and her husband (birthday boy) for breakfast in Redfern. The restaurant is called St Jude's and was absolutely packed with people. There was a big bunch of people outside waiting for coffee. We were fortunate to get a table. The inside of the cafe was decorated with creepy old dolls (I managed to find a photo of the cafe on the web with one of the dolls).
After lunch we walked to one of my favourite interior design shops, where I bought a random piece of Staffordshire pottery that was so ugly that I actually felt compelled to own it. I later found out that this particular figurine (seen on the right of the photo) is called the 'faggot gatherer'. How appropriate.
All weekend long, I have been obsessively looking at the dog webcam installed at the dog hotel. I felt like an obsessive parent. Here you can see a picture of Truffs (she is the black fluffy one who is roughly in the middle of the shot). She has to spend one more day at the hotel because today is a public holiday in Melbourne (except for me...I have to work).


Andrew said...

Faggot gatherer, haha. The dogs appear to be lining up for roll call.

Adaptive Radiation said...

The dogs can see the people at reception. Truffs has an absolute ball at the hotel.

Victor said...

Like Andrew I was amused to see the dogs apparently in line to be photographed.

I am, of course, horrendously offended by your failure to contact every one of your Sydney followers about your visit. It will take many months for me to get over the slight!

Adaptive Radiation said...

You are on top of the list for the next Sydney visit Victor!