I've not been very good at this blogging business recently have I? It's taken longer than I expected to settle back to real life since my trip - not that I'm fed up or anything, far from it - I've just remained in a relaxed holiday state of mind, and can't seem to rush about doing much. I'd love to tell you that I've finished all my Christmas shopping, written all my cards, made my Christmas puddings and iced the cake, but it would be untrue, and as for the last two - I just know that most of you would accuse me of being a bare-faced liar. I have made a few Christmas cards, and quite a lot of lists, but that's as far as it's gone.
Anyway, this extended holiday blog has gone on for quite long enough, so this will be the final one. (I can almost hear your collective sighs of relief. It's rather picture-heavy so bare with me.
Sydney was brilliant - the highlight of the trip for me - we had a guided tour of the Opera House
We walked across the bridge
(not over the top I hasten to add, but you get just as good a view from the stone towers,
took a ferry trip to Manly Beach,
and had a bus ride to Bondi Beach
Then it was off on the train to Melbourne (yes the train - it takes 12 hours but none of that messing about at airports, you get to see the scenery AND you can walk about. I'd recommend it.)
We had a trip on the Murray river
Apparently it's the most flooded it's been since my parents went about 15 years ago - looks like we should be used as 'Drought-Busters'
In Melbourne itself we went up more tall buildings
and admired the graffitti.
Oh, and lay on the floor of a Museum to take a photo of the fantastic stained glass ceiling
As we were only there for three days, I'm afraid to say that we barely left the hotel grounds, but I'd definitely like to go back there for a longer visit and explore the island.
Anyway, now the holiday posts have finally come to an end, here's the giveaway competition I promised - you just have to say where you think this beautiful sunrise photo was taken. The person who makes the closest guess wins - something pretty and heart-shaped.
Sydney - by 'Puddle of Mudd'