Friday, May 20, 2005

How should I have spent ms. mac's birthday?

Well, amidst the whirlwind celebrations of the Queen of Blogdoms birthday, I found myself physically separated by some 12,ooo miles from the seat of the excitement.

To console myself, I decided to live it up and take my Swiss colleagues on the cook's tour of Sydney.

We went to Benelong Point, site of the Sydney Opera House and saw

Sydney Harbour Bridge

The Sydney Harbour Bridge.

Then we turned on the spot and saw

Opera House

The Opera House.

As if that wasn't enough, we strolled through

Circular Quay

Circular Quay and around to the Rocks.

The Rocks

Having seen the Sydney Harbour foreshore and bought enough souvenirs to sink a battleship, I suggested that we should have a coffee. What better place to have a coffee and a piece of caramel slice than

Bondi Beach

Bondi Beach.

Afterwards, my colleagues left for Sydney Airport to head back to Europe. I returned to the city, had lunch with Paula and John,


two of our closest friends. Then, I headed back to the hotel and had dinner with my parents and someone who I haven't seen in about 4 years,

Craig and Matt

my brother Matt.

This is just one of the delights that we could serve ourselves from the Seafood Buffet dinner that my generous father treated us all to.

Seafood Platter

On the plate you can see lobster king prawns, oysters, smoked salmon, and of course, ms. mac's fave; balmain bugs.

Hope you had a great birthday my love. I certainly seemed to make the best of not being with you to celebrate it *feels dead guilty*.

Miss you Stella. Love ya heaps xxxx


Ms Mac said...

I want seafood buffet!


Andi said...

Balmain bugs? They sound tasty *not*

and I am so loving this new and improved updating thing of yours!