A Winter Holiday … in Sydney


I’m back – geographically and electronically.  Back in Hobart and back on The Poppy Files after a couple of weeks break.

We have had a fantastic family holiday in Sydney, Mt. Hotham and Melbourne.  Not without some challenges (as you would expect travelling with two young children aged four and two) but it was lovely to spend quality time with our  peeps and we enjoyed many amazing experiences together.

We flew to Sydney for the Sydney International Boat Show with our good friends, Brett, Jacinta and their girls.  This was my first ever boat show and I wasn’t sure what to expect, but basically it is a showcase of all the hot new boats out there on the market.  We ‘oohed’ and ‘aarghed’ over numerous moter cruisers and yachts, with our favourite being a 54 ft Moody Decksaloon.

We spent a couple of days at the boat show and then continued to enjoy the delights of Sydney – that blue, blue sky and the warmth unknown to us in our southern home at this time of year.  Shopping, time at the zoo, another sushi train – it really was delightful.

After this we met up with Nick’s parents and went … boating.  More on that tomorrow, but in the meantime here are a few snapshots of the boat show and our time in the city.

Our gang

Sydney Boat Show

James & I

James and charmer

Blue skies

Nick and I

Wear a lifejacket

Friday night




Hotel antics

Water Park


James & Nick



Taronga Zoo Ferry

Taronga Zoo

Taronga Zoo


3 comments on “A Winter Holiday … in Sydney

  1. bec
    Sunday, 16 August 2015 at 6:49 pm #

    Fantastic pics! xx

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