15.03.2006 25 °C
Hello again, hope your all well. So what have we been upto?? Well if your sitting comftably we'll begin...
We started looking for a little flat at the beginning of the month and after searching through one roach infested hole after another we struck gold when we found a web advert for a flat in Newtown which is very close to Sydney. This place is cheaper than the hostels and is a brilliant location for us (its as near as you can get to the restaurants, pubs and music venues!!) and it even came with a BBQ....it was a sign!
We mentioned in the last entry that we had been for a meal at the top of the Amp tower for valentines day, well here are a few pics, try turning your head while looking at them and it will be like your there.
Also this month we went to the Gay & Lesbian Mardi Gras which was excellent, half a million people turned out to watch the parade and I think they were all stood infront of us, we had to run through the streets of Sydney trying to get ahead of the procession to get to a quieter spot. But we had a great time and there was plenty of colourful floats and parties of people marching such as.......
We also went to a few museums....the Sydney museum was having a display on the history of Bondi which was very good. Also the Police & Crime museum were doing a limited display of some unusual pictures of criminals that they have found. They are from the 1920's when photography wasn't widely used so all the arrested criminals are doing these strange catalogue poses and looking pleased with themselves for being photographed. Whilst in the Police and Crime museum John found one of his ancestors.....no no not a community minded upstanding police officer...a low down dirty crook, looks John don't you think!!
We also took a trip out to Luna Park this month, which is a amusement park set under the harbour bridge with excellent views of Sydney Harbour.
We went on a ferris wheel that from the outside appeared pretty tame and safe but from the inside was worse than any roller coaster we had ever been on....I think it was held together with chewing gum and bluetack.
Also at Luna Park we won some cheapy tacky prizes on a dart game. When they open their mouths a streamer flys out and they make terribel annoying noises, kept us ammused on the train ride home, not sure about the other passangers though.
While we have been here Louise has had a birthday (duh we are here for a year) so to celebrate we went out for a meal to this African restaurant which was fantastic. The place offered all these authentic African tastes and the drink to accompany was made from African flowers. After that we mixed it up a bit and went for an Italian "Gelato" ice cream from a palour up the road. They do dozens and dozens of flavoured ice creams from peanut butter to forrero rocher. Then from there we went for a drinky poos at a bar in town.
Also this month we have been looking for work...honest!! Louise did well to get some work at Louis Vuitton which was a good start and now she has gone on and got a 3 month contract for the health service which is fantsatic. I know I know I know John is still unemployed or is that unemployable!!