Saturday, July 18, 2009

Bex 'n Lex in Sydney!

It’s Becca – I’m Lex’s guest blogger!

I arrived in Sydney on Friday morning…it was cold and wet. Getting through immigration and customs was fine, but we had a luggage problem. United couldn’t get the cargo door open. We waited for over half an hour for the luggage before it finally came out on the carousel! Lex has been sick the past few days and had been staying with Susie and Brian. It was a nice surprise to have the three of them at the airport waiting for me.

On the way home from the airport, we swung by Shelley’s to pick up Jordy for the day. Shelley and Steve just built a beautiful new house. It seems like many of the houses in Sydney are built with the bedrooms towards the front of the house, with a great room that opens to the yard in the back of the house. Their house is no exception! It looks great.

Jordy is now 5 years old and a total delight. He was so excited to be with Granny and Papa, and immediately told us that his job was to make the fresh orange juice. As soon as we got home, he pulled a chair up to the counter and started getting the juicer working! After breaky, Brian went to tennis, and Susie, Lex, Jordy and I went to Watson’s Bay for a little walk. We went over to Camp Cove – there was no one on the beach! We couldn’t resist being in Watson’s Bay and not stopping at Doyle’s. We sat on the wharf and shared some fish ‘n chips. I’m sure the fish ‘n chips will get the best of us in the next couple weeks…

Last night we stayed at Ronni and Irving’s. We had a lovely Shabbat dinner and spent some QBT together. It was nice to have some one-on-one time! We could hardly keep our eyes open and were asleep by 10:30. Yup, that’s right kids…in bed at 10:30 on a Friday night. We rock.

Today we spent the morning with the family, and checked out the Paddington Market in the afternoon. “Paddo” is a newly gentrified suburb that’s known for their upmarket boutiques, cafes, etc. The Paddo Markets are where up-and-coming designers debut their wares before “making it”. After perusing the markets we met Irving and Ronni for afternoon tea at the most devine little Italian café. We’d tell you more about it but we’ve been sworn to secrecy about its name and location for fear that the masses will discover it and ruin it…

The weather’s been absolutely perfect today and now we’re off to Circular Quay for a little walk-about and a drink. We’re off to Canberra for a few days tomorrow. More to come later.


Bex and Lex

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