I had forgotten the joys of Spring in Sydney - warm one day, freezing, windy and wet the next.
Yesterday proved to be the latter. However, in the city the crowds gravitated to the new Westfield Centre for comfort.
One of the joys of returning to the city of our birth is re-discovering what had once been familiar ground. My, how some things have changed. Mr Fudge usually has the direction sense of a homing pigeon, but even he was defeated in this incredible maze with escalators shooting off in all directions.
So many shops to inspect.
So many eating places to sit and forget about the weather outside.
|Our neighbourhood King Parrot would have felt right at home.|
Mr Fudge's navigation system switched on after a delicious lunch and he steered us towards one of our favourite window shopping spots; David Jones Food Hall. It's three months to Christmas, so we should have been prepared.
|We decided to give the figs a miss.|
Our main purpose for being in the city on such a miserable day was to take in a live show. In the Mood was in town and it was a sell-out season. Our daughter and son-in-law had bought tickets months back, but due to commitments they couldn't attend. Would we be interested? Oooo ... yes please!
It was a knock-out show, full of the music of our childhood, performed by a brilliant band and six incredible singers and dancers. It was something of a novelty to look around and discover we were among the youngest in the audience. And that's quite an achievement for us these days!
The day was not finished for us yet, as our son-in-law was celebrating his fortieth birthday at the iconic Watson's Bay Hotel. It was the perfect ending to the day, with both sides of the family there to help ease him into the new decade. We discovered that his parents were also at the In the Mood matinee session - they have great taste.