Blogs from Darlinghurst, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia, Oceania


Oceania » Australia » New South Wales » Sydney » Darlinghurst March 1st 2014

Hi followers, I had a nice week-end, hope you enjoyed your week-end too ! The famous Mardi Gras parade took place on Saturday evening @ Oxfords street and we couldn't miss out on this annual event. It's already the 36th birthday of this event! With some of the other students, I went to this dress-up parade that stands up for the rights of the rainbow people and to focus on homophobic violence. I took some pictures of this event, to share them with you guys. Well I'm off for today, I'm going to have a relaxing day @ the beach now. ;) Have a good day !... read more
Dress up
Police march Mardi Gras parade

Oceania » Australia » New South Wales » Sydney » Darlinghurst December 13th 2013

heading off again......very shortly After a busy 18 months renovating our warehouse and working, time to once again dust off the back packs, boots and book some flights and head off for some adventures. We also have a new family member, HB (handsome bob) who we love hanging out with. 2014 pencilled destinations include: Late jan'14 1st stop is NZ to hike sections of the 3000km Te Araroa trail that transverses the North and South islands Europe june/jul+ for hiking incl. Mont du Blanc, Slovenia, Corsica and/or italian alps. Happy holidays and happy 2014 ciao... read more
HB & Dave

Oceania » Australia » New South Wales » Sydney » Darlinghurst May 7th 2013

For the next 4 weeks we are heading first to Paris and then to Brittany. However, before we start this journey let's wind back the clock to 2011 and a conversation we had about our trip that year..... ......."how about we spend all four weeks in Spain. Would that be alright with me” Dianne asked. Alright?? -- it would be absolutely marvellous for me!!! however I was surprised that Dianne would give up her opportunity for two weeks in France. Dianne quickly corrected me on this point – no she was not giving up France, but rather postponing it from this time; our next trip would be totally French. ..... which brings us to here and now as we prepare to set off to redress the travel imbalance. For our two weeks in Paris we have ... read more

Oceania » Australia » New South Wales » Sydney » Darlinghurst March 18th 2013

Woke at 08:00 ish and had my Pie Face peppered steak pie and remaining hot cross bun for breakfast - starving. Caught up on the blog till 11:30 whilst Brian dozed - tiring doing nowt isn't it... Walked to Mickey's again for lunch of (me) mushroom linguine and (brian) fish and chips Then walked back leisurely in a circle back to Oxford street through Woollahara and Darlinghurst. Bit hilly in the heat. Found the Pink memorial on Darlinghurst Road at the back of the old Jail in Taylor Square. Resisted more fish and chips at Fish Face, but had a smoothie at Gloria Jean's. Retired for a long siesta around 17:00 and packed for Melbourne around 22:30.... read more

Oceania » Australia » New South Wales » Sydney » Darlinghurst October 28th 2012

Well arrived in Sydney on Saturday night and the studio apartment we are staying in is great and in such a brilliant location. Anyone coming to Sydney and want a great place to stay let me know and I will give you the details. So first thing in the morning we are up and walk down to the Opera House. If I am really honest my first glance of it was oh is that it (think we have seen too many things, don't you and getting a tad ungrateful!!) anyway when we crossed over the river and stood under the bridge it did look amazing so I take back my initial thoughts. Anyway after going around the markets at the Rock and yes you guessed it buying a few little things including a wooden chopping board ... read more
What a picture
Different Perspective


Oceania » Australia » New South Wales » Sydney » Darlinghurst March 4th 2012

We had one of our worst nights ever with Samuel last night and we were considering our options in terms of changing our flights to Wellington, or staying put at Julie's for the day so that he could rest properly. But we had organised to spend the day with Alex's Mum's side of the family, out in Riverwood, 45 mins South of Sydney. They had gone to so much effort to get everyone together and it would have been such a shame to get so close and miss out on seeing them all. So it was onwards and upwards despite the lack of sleep and cranky children. But by then I was starting to feel quite guilty about dragging them left, right and centre and we were quite worried about Samuel too. Although he was still ... read more
We waz 'ere March 2012
"Dora my best friend"
In the pool

Oceania » Australia » New South Wales » Sydney » Darlinghurst September 25th 2011

It is said the the beginning of wisdom is to call things by their right name. Well due to a variety of factors, while the PandDGoItaly title of our blog (a vestige of our 2009 trip) may suggest otherwise we are actually off to Spain this time. Our initial intention for this trip had been to balance both our travel passions – Dianne's of France and Paris in particular, and mine of anywhere in Spain -- bookending 4 weeks away with a week in Madrid and a week in Paris, with he intervening two weeks being shared between northern Spain and Brittany. Following some preparatory reading over the Christmas period, we were both struck with how much Madrid had changed since our last visit there in 1997, and Dianne made the observation that we could (or ... read more

Oceania » Australia » New South Wales » Sydney » Darlinghurst October 30th 2010

Was around 01:30 when decided to round off our night in usual Oxford St bars. Arrived to a crowded Taylor Square with loads of revellers on the pavements- some daubed for hallowe'en with fake blood - only in Oz! Had a great end to the night round a couple of bars and Pie Face of course! Guess what - it was 13:00 again after a sleep - oh well! Sunny again. Decided to go to Betty's for lunch and was almost there around 15:00 when was accosted at the traffic lights. It was our party host from the other night - so we were whisked away to a retail centre - "no" was not an option - happy to go with the flow. He wanted new sheets to cover the furniture for the dog. So we ... read more

Oceania » Australia » New South Wales » Sydney » Darlinghurst October 27th 2010

Did it again! woke at 09:00 then it was 13:00! Patchy cloud and warm walked to Darling Harbour tourist information to see if we could book a Harbour Bridge walk. But, they only would let Brian go on middle walk for the same price as the one over the top - so said we'd think about it. Then it started to rain again, so we dived into the fancy Victoria Building shopping centre near the Town Hall. The Christmas decorations are up already! Mooched around the World Square and stopped at a Chinese for early dinner as Brian fancied Chow Mein. I had a tasty pork noodle soup with young broad beans and tofu - loads of chilli oil! Just waiting for it to burn on the way out now :) Got back for 19:00ish and ... read more

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