I was experimenting with my camera, trying a few different things. Alec was kind enough to be my model.
Just a fun date night out. After watching WALL.e (which was awesome BTW) we had dinner at BBQ King, a well-known Chinese restaurant that we go to occasionally.
After a week of tumultuous weather, Saturday was stunningly perfect for my good friend Isis’ wedding – especially since it was to be held outdoors!
The ceremony as held at Observatory Hill in Sydney, in a rotunda. The view was stunning, so it was easy to see why it is such a popular wedding location.
Isis is Indian and her now-husband, Matt, is a Kiwi, so together they had a wedding that was a bit Indian, a touch Kiwi and a lot of Aussie.
A lot of the ceremony was in Hindi I believe, so we didn’t really know what was going on. It sounded amazing, whatever they were saying!
After the ceremony we had time to kill so we stopped by La Renaissance Patisserie Francaise in Argyle St at the Rocks for coffee and, erm, snacks.
After the cruise we went to Opera Bar with the bridal couple and friends for more celebrating. We watched the sun go down and had lots of laughs as the bride and groom were able to unwind and enjoy themselves.
I just love love love this photo of Alec taken with a wide-angle lens.
A few pics from playing with the girls this morning before heading off to Newcastle.
Buffers always aims to slobber my chin.
Kahlua looks grumpy – she knows I’m leaving.
On Stockton Beach – Amy poses for the camera.
Newcastle in the distance.
Amy makes a friend.
Enjoying the sun.
Mmmm chips and Coke on the beach.
Zoom zoom zoom!
Yes I am addicted now. Yes I could be doing a lot of other things instead that I’m not. Oh well, it’s Friday.
We checked out of our house at Callala beach this morning and slowly drove home via Berry, Kiama and Stanwell Tops. The rain started bucketing down after we left Kiama so unfortunately it wasn’t nice enough to take any pics.
Kiama – the little blowhole.
Big blowhole. Thar she blows!
“I love my dad!”
I had such a great weekend. The girls were amazingly well-behaved! Such a pleasant surprise – both my wonderful Alec for taking me away and my loving dogs for not being painful!
Alec. Goose called. He wants his outfit back 🙂
Alec and I saw the National Theatre of Scotland perform Black Watch today as part of the Sydney Festival. The play came with rave reviews, so I went in with high expectations. It was lucky for me that the show really followed through. It was powerful, poignant and creative. I’ve never been touched by a play quite like I was by this one.
Black Watch tells the story of Scotland’s Black Watch Regiment, particularly focusing on their deployment in Iraq. The play reveals the harsh reality of the “war on terror” and the effects it has on soldiers mentally, both on deployment and when they come home and try to fit back into society again. I loved not only the content, but the creative staging. It’s an absolute must see.
After the play, we went to Go Organic on King St, Newtown, for late lunch. I left my camera at home, so these pics are taken with my trusty iPhone.
It was super expensive, but really tasty food. Hopefully the cost is improving me on the inside!
My muesli with yoghurt and berries, and mango yoghurt smoothie.
Alec with his berry yoghurt smoothie.
Taking time out on a Saturday afternoon.
First pic for 2008.