Thursday, December 2, 2010

A Day in the City

Overheard during breakfast on Friday morning:

Mama: We haven't been to the city for ages.
Dad: True. So, let's go.
Mama: Car or train?
Dad: Train. Don't fancy traffic jams and besides, parking rates are atrocious.
Mama: Where in the city?
Dad: We'll just buy a round ticket so we can hop on and off.
Mama: OK. The kids?
Dad: Not allowed on the train, unfortunately.
Mama: Too bad, kids. You stay at home today. Angelina, keep an eye on the boys.

So, where did they go?

First stop: Apple Retail Centre on George St. Opened doors in June 2008 and apparently the largest in Southern Hemisphere occupying three floors at the corner of George St and King St. Each floor is about 445 sq metre. My birthday is coming soon Mama.....*hints* can't tell you what they bought. Shhh.....it's a secret.
Next stop: Darrell Lea chocolate shop, just opposite the street from the Mac shop. Just look at their window display....yummm....
Then they checked out what's playing at the State Theatre. It's summer now so people wear shorts everywhere.
Magnificent lobby of the theatre. So ornate and decorative.
Interesting perspective of the Sydney Tower. One day, I'll climb it....with my claws.
Lunch was fresh seafood at The Galleries Victoria food court.
Opera House (photo taken from from inside the train).
Harbour Bridge and ferry terminal (photo taken from inside the train).
Central Station - the train usually stops here longer than at other stations. Patience.....
Mama and Dad came back in the late afternoon. Babysitting those boys was tedious. purrr....meow!

40 comments:

Caren Gittleman said...

what a lovely trip your Mom and Dad had!!!

Ohhhh I bet there is a new laptop in your Mom's future!

The chocolate looked divine!
We have a "State" theatre here too....yours is simply gorgeous!

I can't think of a better lunch than fresh seafood!! (I know you agree!)

Are you getting ready for Oprah's big visit?

Cat-in-Sydney said...

Aunty Caren,
We already have two new MacBooks in the household. Mama's salivating over the 27" iMac desktop....and Dad's thinking of swapping his old iPhone with the new one. There's a sale on.....Oprah's visit? Gosh! Everyone's talking about it. purrr....meow!

Cheqna said...

Nice trip, no "wish you were here" for me?

and alamak..vision of chocolates...hehe..

:-)

p/s - tak tidor ke..

Caren Gittleman said...

woooooo hoooooo 27"????? OMC!!! That will be HUGE!!!!

Yeah Oprah mentioned on her show yesterday how she was going to Sydney....now that i am thinking about it...I think that show was a re-run....has she already been there?

I amsterdam said...

How are you going to climb the tower Angelina? You just had your mani/pedi recently, remember??

Nana said...

Your mama and daddy seemed to have great fun there! They may have bought you an early Christmas present! Can it be a new laptop? Or that lovely chocolates...in a big pile perhaps! Shhh...:)

Cat-in-Sydney said...

Cheqna,
Wish you were here! *chuckles* purrrr....meow!

Cat-in-Sydney said...

Aunty Caren,
No, she's not here yet. In about 2 weeks' time, I think. Tickets are sold out though so we'll be snug and comfortable in our living room when the show is on. purrrr....meow!

Cat-in-Sydney said...

Mother of Ilham,
Where there's a will, there's a way....Mani/pedi or not. purrrr.....meow!

Cat-in-Sydney said...

Aunty Nana,
Shhhh.....or a diamond and ruby collar?....shhhhh....!!!! purrrr....meow!

Caren Gittleman said...

ohhhhh she will be there for Christmas then!!!! (or right around that time!) How cool!!!!
I just LOVE OPRAH!!

meowwmania said...

iphone murah x kat sana? hehe

cantiknya header, i loike!

Au and Target said...

Lovely to have a day in the city. And it looks so clean!

Cat-in-Sydney said...

AUnty Caren,
She'll certainly cause traffic havoc! purrr...meow!

Cat-in-Sydney said...

Aunty Meoww,
I didn't ask my Mama about any prices. I'm just hoping that she'll buy me something..... purrr....meow!

Cat-in-Sydney said...

Au and Target,
That was last week - blue skies and everything nice. It's been raining non-stop since Sunday night so we haven't been out at all. purrr....meow!

Wan Sharif said...

What!! are you going to have flash flood also (from you last comment)?

Pat said...

Did mama get anything from the choc shop?! Wanna share?

masterwordsmith said...

Thanks for sharing - you guys are great Ambassadors for Oz!

Love your pics! What camera did your mama use?

Take care!

Salam

~Covert_Operations'78~ said...

What a lovely city jaunt! All those lovely things in the shops! All those famous Sydney landmarks! You are a good tourism ambassador for Australia, you witty kitty!

Pi Bani said...

So, did your mama buy you anything Angelina for babysitting the boys?

Monyet King said...

ha ha ha... the cats got left at home. padan muka.

Sandy said...

Looks like your mom and dad was having lots of fun ! I miss Sydney ^^ , I hope I can go there again

Cat-in-Sydney said...

Ayoh Wang dear,
The rain and storm did create havoc in some parts of the city. Luckily not where we live. We have all sorts here - wind, storm, hailstorm, dust storm, storm in a tea cup....purrr....meow!

Cat-in-Sydney said...

Aunty Pat,
I'll take you to that choc shop....yummm..... purrr....meow!

Cat-in-Sydney said...

Aunty Paula,
Mama says it's not the camera, it's who's behind the camera.....har har har *evil laughs*

Cat-in-Sydney said...

CO78,
Wish you were here....purrr....meow!

Cat-in-Sydney said...

Aunty Pi,
I'm not materialistic. As long as I got TLC from my Mama.....*winks* purrrr....meow!

Cat-in-Sydney said...

Your Royal Monyetness,
Well, someone has to keep an eye on those rowdy boys. And I don't want to distract the train driver with my good looks...you know... purrrr....meow!

Cat-in-Sydney said...

Tante Sandy,
Wish you were here too...to have fun with my Mama and Dad. purrr....meow!

Angie, Catladyland/Katt Food said...

What a wonderful day! I would love to visit Sydney someday. That chocolate looks amazing...yummmm!!!

Cat-in-Sydney said...

Angie dear,
We love the prospect of Angelina meeting Angie someday.... purrr....meow!

Andrea Wh@tever said...

Wow! what a responsible and reliable cat-sitter you are, Angelina. I am sure Mama would be able to go out dating with Papa more often now that there is someone to harap jaga budak at home. *evil laugh*

Cat-in-Sydney said...

As if you don't know my style, Andrea. Babysitting is easy when you let everyone knows any misbehaviour will get a mighty "penamPAW!" purrrr.....meow!

Uncle Lee said...

Hi Cat, love the pics....and I guess you going to get an apple for your birthday, *wink*.
First time seeing these beautiful pics of where you are...you going into Summer I guess as we heading into Winter.
Love the beautiful stores....so? Your mama smoked her credit cards? Ha ha. Lee.

TK said...

omg..the chocolate! I wish I could be there too..berangan.
I want the chocolate! Rugi tau kucing tak makan coklat!

Cat-in-Sydney said...

Uncle Lee,
Not Mama. Dad smoked his credit cards. Wish you were here... purrrr....meow!

Cat-in-Sydney said...

TK Sensei,
Yummm....choc choc choc....yummmm..... purrr.....meow!

Maz said...

How I wish I was there.... Our favorite place is The Opera House. The first time we visited Sydney, we walked all the way from Pit Street up to Circular Quay!!

Wonder what is for your birthday ....

Cat-in-Sydney said...

Aunty Maz,
All I want for my birthday is....shhhhh.....it's a secret! purrrr.....meow!