Friday, March 07, 2008

Our trip to Sydney! Meetings and Monorails!

We are back from Sydney! Flew back to Perth yesterday afternoon. After booking this trip in August last year, it seemed so far away and now its all over! It was such an action packed 5 days, I thought I'd better divide it into a few posts. So this is the first two days, meetings and monorails!

Our flight was very late departing, try 2 and a half hours late departing but thankfully the lovely and paitent Cass was still there at Sydney airport to pick us up! It was fantastic to meet her in real life after being blogging buddies for over a year and a half we worked out. She whisked us away to the Queen Victoria Building where we had High Tea here and where the equally as lovely and sweet Ingrid was waiting for us. Ingrid commented on my first ever blog post and we have been blogging buddies since. High tea was dainty sips of champagne, yummy tiny sandwiches and sweet treats. And of course real tea! We exchanged pressies, Cass made us these stunning bags, every time I carry it out, I get a comment of "where did you get that bag?" I'm working on Cass to enclose a dozen business cards in one of the pockets of each bag she makes, good idea??

Ingrid and I pausing in our tea.

Cass and Ad about to start their serving platter of goodies.

And afterwards we had a group shot taken, as you do! The girls made me sit on the chair!

Then on Monday I went on a train ride down south of Sydney and spent the day with a very dear old girlfriend Kelly and her children. Last time I saw Kel her daughter was 6 weeks old and Milly was a 2cm dot in my tummy. Time flies..... I get teary thinking about how far apart we live and how much we have missed out on each others children growning up from living at different ends of this country. Still, we had one lovely day together and will hopefully catch up again in a few more years. She used to live in Perth and we worked together in those crazy 1990's in the advertising and graphic design industry. She's always telling me to move to Sydney and I'm always telling her to move back to Perth!

After I arrived back in the city from visiting Kel, Ad and I set out for dinner. We ended up at this restaurant called Blackbird Cafe, in Cockle Bay. Ended up eating this pizza! MMMMMM! Pizza and beer! As we were sitting there we watched the monorail go by every few minutes, after our meal we thought, why not? So we put on our cheesy tourist grins and went around twice!

Then we went back to the hotel as Tuesday was the big fabric shopping day! This was the event we had travelled for! I'll pop back tomorrow and post photos of all the action!


Heids said...

Sounds like you girls had such a fab time -how great to cement your blogging friendship with some real life contact. Glad you girls had fun.

Cass said...

Helen, great pictures. You'll have to send me the group one please. It was a great time.

The Humming Cat said...

How come your pizza looks better than mine was?

Natalie said...

Sounds like you had a wonderful time! I'd love to go to Sydney again soon, the boys would just love the monorail - look forward to seeing more photos from your trip.