Weekend Fun

Yep, I’ve been a bad, bad blogger yet again. The last few weeks I’ve been crazy busy but I think (hope) that it’s all behind me now. And I should be able return to blog on a more regular, and more current, basis. Not only have I been a bad blogger but I’ve not even read another blog in WEEKS!!! Oh, dear – I just looked and I have over 2,000 unread blog posts!!!! I guess I know what I’ll be doing over the Summer holidays :-).

Anyway, on with last weekend. Which started with seeing Catching Fire in Gold Class with Amy & Kevin. We all loved it. Christy visited with the Powells and we had a little chat & tea with them when we picked her up.

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Saturday morning I took the pups on a big 40 min walk because they would be on their own all day.

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Then we headed up to Sydney to visit with my Mum. We stopped along the way so I could buy this Christmas bear for her. How cute is he? Think I might need to go buy one for me as well :-).

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We had a really nice visit with Nan (Mum) who is doing SOO much better than last weekend.

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Amy gave her a lesson in selfies.

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And check out the view from her new room. Even on this yucky morning you can see see Centerpoint and the Harbour Bridge.

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After our visit we headed over to Darling Harbour and had lunch at Grill’d.

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Loved this place. I had the Garden Goodness and it was so yummy. Unfortunately I didn’t save the photo I took of it :-(.

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Then it was time to visit the Maritime Museum.

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We had given Kevin a family ticket to see the Viking Exhibition. When we got there we found it also included entrance to the boats. And since both girls were tall enough, we decided to do that first :-).

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First up was the HMAS Onslow.

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I was rather nervous to go on the submarine but it wasn’t as bad as I had feared.

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Not sure I’d want to be on it under the sea or if it was crowded, but I enjoyed my visit.

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Next was the HMAS Vampire.

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Inside it was like stepping back to the 60s.

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We tried to take a family selfie. This was Kevin’s attempt…

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and this was mine…

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Christy had fun sitting in the gun firing seat.

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The weather had cleared up from this morning and it was the perfect day to be by the water.

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We checked out the viking boat replica. It holds 70 people!!!

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Then finally we got to the Viking exhibit.

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All the artifacts were found in Sweden, which we thought was cool since we’ve been there.

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While we enjoyed the exhibit, it really wasn’t as good as we had hoped/expected it to be. Like always, a guided tour would have been beneficial.

There was a quick stop before leaving at the British lolly shop. Even though I’m not eating sugar at the moment, my family were desperate to pick out some goodies.

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I wasn’t interested at all until I spotted a fav. I had discovered in Germany (that is obviously sold in the UK as well) -milky way crispy rolls. But funnily enough I still haven’t eaten it yet:-).

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After a very busy day on Saturday, we all just wanted a day at home on Sunday. I spent the day putting up the Christmas tree (with Christy’s help) and decorating the home.

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I’ll share some more photos in a future blog post. And if you want to see more of our weekend be sure to check out my day in the life vlogs.

 

 

One comment

  1. Deidre says:

    Hi Libby
    Lovely shot of you and your Mum 🙂 Your family selfie shot was also great Libby. Both the girls made great fashion statements on the day. Loved Amy’s scarf…very Alexander McQueenish!! Also Christy’s dress was very pretty. Have a lovely weekend Everyone.

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