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Ramblings about life . . .

What I share about my life is simply to help reinforce the understanding that it is possible to live with love and laughter, in between the tough times.

Life is what we make of it, no matter how harrowing. We accept and embody this with-in ourselves, thereby allowing the energy to manifest outwardly in our reality.

It starts with each one of us as an individual to form the collective consciousness.

Be the dream.

We honour the light and the life within you.

Please be aware - I upload other bloggers' posts and then delete after a month. This is my journey and others help me understand where I am, until they become irrelevant (a few posts excepted).

Thursday, 22 March 2012

Sydney, Australia 2012

Sydney  - "The site of the first British colony in Australia, Sydney was established in 1788 at Sydney Cove by Captain Arthur Phillip, of the First Fleet, as a penal colony.[10][11] The city is built on hills surrounding one of the world's largest natural harbours, Port Jackson,[12] which is commonly known as Sydney Harbour. The hinterland of the metropolitan area is surrounded by national parks, and the coastal regions feature many bays, rivers, inlets and beaches, including the famous Bondi and Manly beaches. Within the city are many parklands, including Hyde Park and the Royal Botanic Gardens."

Our first visit to Australia and we fell in love with Sydney almost instantly.

Driving from the airport, we could see a few high rise buildings in the distance clustered together and questioned our host. It seems that this was the city centre.

Our 'hosts' were dear friends of almost 27 years who'd emigrated to Australia. Our daughter had arrived from Bathurst to stay with them too. It was a wonderful and happy reunion.

Our first day of sightseeing (our daughter showing us around with pride) had us buying a one week travel card which allowed us to use buses, trains and ferries. Oh my, did we use the ferries! Loved the idea of travelling by boat to get to various suburbs of Sydney.

Everyone was incredibly friendly and nothing seemed too much trouble.

When walking through the gardens we could see a large chandelier being lifted into place. A temporary open air stage was being built on the water for an opera - the chandelier part of the decor.

Despite the time of year (March/April) the weather was very pleasant.

Boat trip around the harbour -

Hot chocolate at my favourite - Lindt

 Botanical gardens -

Sydney fishmarket -

Messing around at the fountains