Last weekend we caught up with three different groups of people we hadn't seen since before June (some, since long before that). These are our regular friends that we would normally see every few weeks at least, and yet somehow we have just been...away. Not actually away, but still in an 'away' mind set. We really haven't been living much of our Sydney life since travelling to Europe and coming home with sick kids to demanding jobs and the craziness of term three at school.
We have changed all that. The weather is warm now, so we headed off to the Biennale of Sydney, catching the free ferry to a giant industrial site jam-packed with art. All for free! The kids were totally blown away by the art ("Good ART! Not boring paintings!") and I have to admit, it was some of the most engaging sculpture I have seen in a long time.
But the real attraction is just getting on the (FREE!) ferry and being out on the Harbour in this gorgeous spring weather. We ate our noodles in the sun while the children played in the Japanese mist sculpture (MIST SCULPTURE!) and found seagull nests.
The weekend was topped off with my final birthday treat - tickets to see Rufus Wainwright on his Out of the Game tour. Rufus's gorgeous vocals and general fabulousness sat perfectly in the Opera House, amid the sparkly lights of Sydney Harbour. It's taken a while, but it now feels like, finally, we are properly back in Sydney.