Monday, 11 August 2008

Sat 9th Aug: 2nd Birthday

Today was my 2nd birthday this year - K had organised a day of fun things to do as a belated birthday present - sweet!

We started by going up to Paddington, which is a young & funky part of town. We had a HUGE lunch at the Paddington Inn, a gastro-pub to compete with the best of them, where I stuffed myself with a steak, fries and side salad and a nice glass of pinot noir. K had a salad - the waitress was very confused when she brought our meals out!! Then we wandered round Paddington Market looking at lots of one-off clothes and jewellery stalls, followed by a meander through the city, right down to the Opera House where we had a few drinks in the bar underneath the Opera House, looking out onto the Harbour Bridge, before heading to see the "39 Steps" at the Opera House itself. Finally, in a complete contrast of culture, we rounded the night off with a drink in some Irish bar in The Rocks, which is backpacker central and was full of pissed people dancing badly to the Grease medley and other 80s faves - classy!

Hopefully I will be able to put pics up soon - the views across the Harbour this eve were absolutely stunning and it was fantastic to be sitting sipping a glass (or three) of red wine looking out. Special.

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