SOH to St. Mary's

Sydney Opera House Back to St. Mary’s Cathedral
 
 
 
 
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After we had said our farewells to Lesley, Nick, Charlotte and Sam we sat and watched the world go by and then bimbled past the fountain along the way.
 
 
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We engaged in some window shopping. I fell in love with a possum fur sleeveless cardigan in the Ugg shop [not one bit practical to a yacht dweller, but I did stroke it lovingly] and Bear held several articles such as cork screws, beer top openers and paperweights made from the dangly bits of kangaroos, as you do. Next along was a shiny shop with a definite male in the window.
 
 
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Street performers from Los Angeles gathered quite a crowd as they danced, tumbled and balanced.
 
 
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A brilliant living statue had these little girls spellbound. Very clever.
 
 
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This very talented artist has been working on this huge piece for eight hundred hours.
 
 
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We had met number eleven in the Botanical Garden, this was number thirty nine of the white ibis sort.
 
 
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Happy Boy with the Opera House over his right arm.
 
 
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I was made to pose too.
 
 
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We sat and listened to the incredibly talented Jack Dawson. First up was Bob Dylan’s Just Like a Woman then he flipped his guitar and played it like a slide, tapped the strings, hand-over fretting and numerous other things to make some great sounds. Bear bought me his CD for five pounds, as a tree present.
 
 
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We bimbled toward the Rocks and stopped on the waterfront for a drink and to enjoy the pre-Christmas atmosphere.
 
 
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This area is all about side streets and cafes tucked along alleys.
 
 
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The street market had sadly closed for a two week break but we spent time in the Information Centre and gathered loads of pamphlets to study. Next stop was a tea shop that had the naughtiest cakes ever – including meringue pie standing nine inches tall. Just a cup of tea we had said firmly on the way in. I couldn’t resist the banoffee pie, Bear had ice cream with caramel sauce. Bear then insisted we get a taxi back to the cathedral, just enough time to admire a cheeky reindeer in the pub window next door.
 
 
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The tree as we left the Cathedral. Merry Christmas everyone. xx xx 
 
 
 
 
 
ALL IN ALL A CRACKING DAY
                     WONDERFUL DAY