Wednesday, December 30, 2009

Christmas Cheer

Well Christmas has come and gone.

This has been an interesting Christmas. The first in years that I've actually been in Australia. It was actually a nice change to be able to experience the lead up and the change in attitude of everyone as the holiday season approached.

The change in food was also very welcome.
Since everyone was going to be in different places over the festive period, my housemates and I decided to do a Christmas dinner a few weeks ago. Now this wasn't any simple Christmas dinner, we decided to go all out!
Here's Andy gloating over the fact that he won the wishbone.... stupid Andy.....
To top it all off, we even had a Christmas pudding that we flamed!
A lot of hard work went into making the whole dinner, but none of us seemed to mind.There's something about this time of year that brings out behaviour that would normally make little to no sense. For instance, cheering and applauding when we flamed the pudding? Yet during this period, it seems like a fantastic idea.
And the effort that goes into it all! Josh even found his inner Margaret Fulton and made a hard sauce for the pudding.
Food really is a fantastic way of bringing people together.
But unsurprisingly, when it comes time to washing up the ridiculous mess that was created preparing the meal, everyone seemed less festive....

Monday, December 07, 2009

Taronga Zoo

With my little godsister in town with her family, it was the perfect time for a nice little trip to one of Sydney's famous attractions.

We went to Taronga Zoo!!!
Now, I hadn't actually been to Taronga Zoo since I was about five (I think it was around that time anyways....) and I was probably more excited than my little godsister!

The trip over to the Zoo itself was fantastic. We decided to catch the ferry over and we were treated to the amazing views of the harbour.

The Zoo was fun. Much more fun than I expected.
I got to see this koala up close!
And I even got to see the giraffes being fed!
It was a nice day out. A simple thing to do, but fun nonetheless.