Thursday, December 29, 2016

One Gloriously Beautiful Day



There are those special days which you want to capture in a bottle so the memories and emotions can be enjoyed over and over again. The second Sunday of this month was one of those precious days. Miss O, Miss G and I were in Sydney in readiness for Miss E's graduation. And in many ways the tables had turned - now it was my grown children (Miss E and Miss N) who were making the decisions and organising our days, showing us the best of their newly adopted 'home town'. It was exhilarating to not have to make all the choices and constantly be on the look out for eight young children and a husband with health challenges - but instead to be lead and just soak up the opportunities of each day.

As we caught one of the Parramatta RiverCat ferries into the city on this Sunday the warm summer weather was perfect as was the company of my older daughters. The journey took around an hour as the scenery changed from the mangrove swamps to the inner city harbour and it's stunning icons. We wandered through some of the oldest streets of our young country, enjoying the Sunday Markets at The Rocks and a special lunch at The Tea Cosy where you are invited to pick up and add to the 'anonymous knitting' at your table while you wait for your food to be served. 

We strolled freely under the Sydney Harbour Bridge, marvelling at the stunning structures and wonderful views before browsing the markets in more detail. At this point Miss G and Miss N joined us in the city after their women's cricket game.

People of all ages and races were meandering around Circular Quay and The Rocks, stopping to enjoy a wide range of street entertainment and the eclectic mix of watercraft and architecture. I realised I had never been in the heart of the city on a Sunday. The pace was very different to the focused rush of commuters on week days. It was one gloriously beautiful day!



Giga said...

You had a great day. Together with her daughters were watching beautiful city. Certainly it was to survive and pleasant experience. * I wish you and your family all the best in 2017!

FlowerLady Lorraine said...

Wow, what a wonderful time making memories you all had. I love your one daughter's long dress, and also the story as to why she is knitting at the table. That was really neat and what a great idea.

May 2017 be a wonderful year for all of you. I look forward to reading your blog again in the coming year.

Love, hugs & prayers ~ FlowerLady

SarahZ said...

Oh my, Karen! A treasure for sure! Your beautiful girls are growing into what appear to be fine young women! So happy for your time with them!

Michelle said...

You have a lovely family! It looks like a wonderful time with your daughters!

Dirk Rosin said...

great photos ! i wish you happy new yaer !

Erin said...

Stunning photos Karen, a day that will long live in your heartxxx
Love the knitting idea at the cafe.

Joyful said...

Lovely series of photos. How nice that your daughters can now take the lead and show you around. It's been a very long time since I was in Sydney and your photos bring back memories of a special time for me. Happy New Year!!

Lisa Gordon said...

What a memorable day for everyone, Karen!
And it sure looks like you are having some truly beautiful weather.
Wishing you a bright and beautiful New Year, my friend.

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