On the weekend we went into the city to have a look at the christmas lights andwindow displays.
We had dinner at City Extra at Circular Quay - this is what the menu looked like...a newspaper! The food was delicious - sorry no pics - I forgot!
This was the view from our table...
This was the huge christmas tree they put up in Martin Place every year....
Hyde Park Barracks also had a light display and the Town Hall was lit up as well....
The David Jones department store has christmas window displays every year as well. Each window here had the theme of a different christmas carol - they were so cute and such details in the puppets and displays.
On the way home from Port Macquarie we took a detour through Forster/Tuncurry. We spent a lot of time holidaying here when the kids were younger as my father in law lived here for a while. But we think it has been about 14/15 years since we were here. But it is still a beautiful place and hasn't changed too much, hasn't lost that small seaside town feel to it ( unlike port macquarie LOL).
There were some dolphins just outside the net here but my camera skills were not good enough LOL
After we left Old Bar, Craig & I headed up to Port Macquarie for a few days R & R before coming back. We stayed a great apartment across the road from Flynn's Beach. We spent 3 days doing lots of walking, relaxing, swimming and of course eating!!!! The weather was quite warm and very humid but not too sunny but of course the day we were leaving the sun was out in full force LOL
While we were at Old Bar we took a drive out to Ellensborough Falls - a spectacular waterfall that was flowing really well. It was a bit of a hairy ride out there on a dirt road - alright for us but not for my parents sedan LOL - but it was well worth the drive.
On the way back we took a side road to find the site of the capture of the last bushranger in the area and we came across a couple of causeway crossings. The UK relatives were glad they were in our car so they could enjoy the crossings!
Earlier this month we had a week away up the coast. My aunty & uncle have been visiting from the UK and we had the chance to spend a couple of days with them. So we headed off to the Meridan Resort at Old Bar on the Mid North Coast of NSW.
This is the view from the door of the unit:
It was our 24th wedding anniversary while we were away and this is the dessert my dad treated us to (he also shared it with us!)!
We took a drive out to Wingham which had these beautiful old buildings - the bank had been made into a guest house.
Plane in the park...
This was in the window of the museum - don't think it would keep up with the amount of washing in this house!!!