The lovely ladies over at The Short & the Sweet of It posted this recently and it got me thinking about our lifestyle in Sydney versus how it was back in North County San Diego. Here, we do more, walk more, learn more, and interact with people more on a day-to-day basis. It’s resulted in a better lifestyle balance both mentally and physically, and I couldn’t be happier to have rented an apartment in the heart of the city. I love being right in the midst of so many other people, ideas, energies, stories. All the change and movement is exciting.
Being full-fledged city mice is one of the reasons why we’ve been so quiet on the blog recently (oops, by the way, and sorry). Since the end of February we’ve become regulars at our local farmer’s market, gone on frequent runs around Centennial Park, tried our hand at lawn bowls, and continue to slowly but steadily eat our way through the Haymarket. We spent a lovely summer evening looking at Aboriginal art amongst food trucks and a DJ at the Redfern Night Markets. We’ve walked the stunningly beautiful coastline between Bondi and Coogee, and the quieter but also pretty coastline from Dee Why to Manly. We marvelled at the Chuck Close exhibit at the Museum of Contemporary Art, sipped whiskey with friendly surfer dude types at the crawlhole-sized and underground Baxter Inn, and tested the old-fashioneds and negronis at Arcadia Liquors. We’ve taken full advantage of the weekly $1 oyster hour at The Morrison Room (they have a full-blown oyster ‘library’).
Scott’s been getting more involved in friendly and social (but also competitive, let’s be honest) tennis matches at Rushcutter’s Bay Courts. I’ve attended a wine tasting event in Kirribilli while the sun set over the harbour and the city lit up for the evening (followed by a boozy nightcap run to Enmore :)). There was also a spectacular evening out to see Club Swizzle at the Opera House while Scott’s folks were visiting.
Anyway, we’ve been busy. It’s hard not to be when so much is at our fingertips!