Friday, 19 June 2009

Something smells fishy

On my last day before starting work, we decided to go into town as it was another Sydney rainy day. It is winter here after all. We took the bus down to the ferry terminal at Balmain and hopped one stop over to Darling Harbour. A brisk walk later we are at the Queen Victoria Building - the QVB. This is a stunning building, and now houses a range of shops and cafes. We resisted spending any money here which was a major achievement. Then we popped into Meyr - one of Sydney's biggest department stores. We had 2 objectives - find season 1 of Kath & Kim, and look at sofas. Result - the Virgin section had the dvd we wanted. And in the furniture department we met sales assistant Marie, who was fun, knowledgeable and despite being shorter than me, walked quicker than Gus. He has now used her as an example of why I should be able to keep up with him. Of course, he hasn't realised the real reason I'm always bringing up the rear.

Lunch was taken at the fish market - this is still a working port right in the centre of Sydney. You can buy the freshest fish or seafood, or eat it right there. We wandered round intrigued by all the varieties of fish that we have never seen before - and then we saw Balmain bugs. What the **** are these - they look like something out of Jurassic Park. Scary.

This pic is for Adam

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