Well after an emotional weekend of everyone heading their separate ways we decided we treat ourselves and we did!
Thursday night we headed next door to Kingsleys Steak House, an absolutely fantastic place, tremendous lumps of tender beef which tasted amazing! There is also a cigar lounge upstairs which severed some amazing whiskey’s, I had to treat myself to a lovely Macallan Fine Oak 18 Year Old but passed on the cigars! Afterwards into the City hotel for a few more beers and then bed!
The weather forecast was bad for the weekend, with rain predicted, and boy did it rain, all weekend in fact! Like a typical bank holiday weekend back home, only thing was the weather in Trim was fantastic for the weekend!
Friday we headed out of dinner at the Ice Cube in Darling Harbour, a lovely place with a very Christmas feel to it, the food and wine was fantastic! We’d then booked to go to see the movie “300″ in the IMAX, wow firstly what a cinema, the size of the screen is massive and a fantastic crystal clear picture, and the sound is just amazing! The film itself is brilliant, its a tale of brave Leonidas I, King of Sparta, son of King Anaxandridas II, descendant of Heracles, who led 300 Spartan warriors against the seemingly unending forces of Emperor Xerxes of Persia at The Battle of Thermopylae in 480 BC. The fight scenes are a little bloody but are excellent, and its a film I’d highly recommend!
Saturday, we didn’t really get up to much wandered around Darling Harbour and took in the sights and did a little shopping!
Sunday, Easter Sunday, does the Easter Bunny come to apartments? Well he came to ours and left Sarah a little something…
After all that excitement we headed to the Hunter Valley, it was lashing rain leaving Sydney but when we got to the Hunter Valley it was a glorious day.
The Hunter Valley is a region in NSW about 160km from Sydney. It is one of Australia’s most famous wine growing regions, known for both its red and white wine varieties, which was the reason for us to visit the place. It is also the most important economic activity in the valley is coal mining, mostly for export. We booked a day trip that took us firstly to a little town called Wollombi which is on the Great North Road, we stopped here for about an hour, tea and scones had been arranged which was nice! We headed into the local pub “The Wollombi Tavern” for some local brew, “Dr. Jurds Jungle Juice” which was lovely so we purchased a bottle. There was also a scarecrow festival going on in the town, loads of scarecrows all over the place, take a look at some of them in my gallery…
Next stop was Lindemans vineyard where we got a lesson in wine tasting and also tried some of their wines, fantastic!
After that we headed to the Hunter Resort Country Estate for a tour around there vineyard and then lunch, 4 dishes with 4 accompanying wines, beautiful. But this place also brews beers, blue tongue beers, it would have been rude to leave and not try these so we did!!
We were then brought to the Hunter Valley Garden Village which again had more wine tasting, a cool little village with lots of little shops and a chocolate factory, and some amazing views. We then left and slept on the bus all the way home….
Monday we wandered around Sydney and again decided to do a little bit more shopping and came across some fantastic street performers, a group of lads break dancing on Pitt Street, they where amazing, take a look at some of the shots below. Monday evening we headed to the cinema and took in Hot Fuzz, what a totally brilliant film, full of laughs…. “by the power of greyskull”!
More fun next weekend I’m sure….
More photos up on flickr.