Sunday, 1 April 2012

Sydney, here we come - again!

Later today we are flying to Sydney for a short holiday. We are all so excited!

This time, we are taking all 4 kids with.  They must get their entry stamp vir their PR visas before mid May.  This April school holiday is basically the only time we are able to take them.

As mentioned in my previously, we are on the same flight as very good friends of ours who are immigrating to Perth.  I feel it is an honour and it is very special to be able to be part of such a big occasion in their lives. 

We are flying via Perth and have a 10 hour stop over in Perth.  We are going to try and go into the City and see what we can do.  Maybe go to a park or maybe just spend some time on the beach.  We will be there at very odd times, so we are going to try and make the best of a “weird” situation.

 In Sydney, we are running on a very tight schedule.   We are going to try and show the kids a few houses – just so they get a feeling of the type of house and neighbourhood we are going to stay in.  We’ve arranged a short school tour for Megan, to put her mind at ease on the type of high school she may be going to.  If all goes according to plan, we will spend one day at the Powerhouse Museum.  There is a Harry Potter exhibition, with hundreds of authentic film artefacts.  This will be displayed in settings, showcasing Hogwarts, movie scene, etc.  My kids are Harry Potter fanatics and are so excited about this once in a lifetime opportunity.

As it is Sarel’s sons’ first time in Sydney, we will also try and fit in the usual tourist things like the Sydney Opera House, the Sydney Harbour Bridge, the Rocks and Darling Harbour.

We are also celebrating my youngest daughter’s birthday in Sydney on Saturday the 7th.  We’ve planned a surprise for her, so I will tell you all about that later.  It is our “Sydney” niece’s birthday on Easter Sunday and we are celebrating her 3rd birthday with her.

We are only in Sydney for 7 nights and we have lots to do, places to see and people we want to go visit.  Sure we can rest when we are back in South Africa!

I will post photo’s as soon as I have a moment.

Until later …

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