lime link love // interestingness

An eclectic link-up of interestingness this weekend for your reading pleasure. If you can’t find a party conversation starter here for next dinner party, then I’ll eat my keyboard!

Unless you also have impossibly sunny spring weather like we have this weekend ~ then go outside!

10 moments from the harbour city


I could show you a hundred photos from our weekend in Sydney. But I’ll spare you and [agonisingly] pick out just 10. We had great experiences and an awesome weather ~ so there was plenty to like, and snap, throughout the trip.


The whole reason we were there ~ sneak peek of the new Skylanders Trap Team game due out at the start of next month. I’ll let the boys take the lead on this one, apparently it is “awesome”, “I love it”, “it’s the best one ever”, “how long till it comes out”, “I already know which ones are my favourites”. You get the drift.

So thanks to the guys  for inviting us up again this year and giving us a reason to head to the city.


We stayed on the northern side, behind Luna Park where the event was being held.

So we had a great view from the hotel ~ this is the hallway while our room looked more towards the bay.


And of course, no trip to the park would be complete without that famous smile!


We had some time to kill in the morning and went wandering around the Opera House and into the gardens. We stumbled on Government House and sign advertising free house tours. This chance encounter was an absolute highlight ~ a knowledgeable and informative tour around this amazing building. If you are ever in the area on Fridays to Sundays, definitely check it out!


Then we hit the water ~ after the boys first ferry ride in the morning, we spent the afternoon cruising the harbour on a tall ship. This is the Soren Larson [or Soren Lorenson as we called it!] On such a glorious day, this was the perfect way to see the harbour. And learn a little history to boot.


And then the long-awaited point in our trip ~ heading to Taronga Zoo’s Roar and Snore. Again, awesome weather makes for a great experience but the program and our friendly hosts turned that to an amazingly memorable experience. Above is the view from the front of our “tent” [canvas walls but proper beds, floor and … electricity!]


We  toured the zoo at night, made some cold-blooded friends, fed the giraffes and help the keepers in the sun bear enclosure.


And then got to hang around the zoo during the day. While this experience is certainly not cheap for a family of four, I do believe it is excellent value.


But all good things must come to end. And there’s an 11th photo I sneaked in. A short stay but full of awesome but relaxing at the same time. And you can’t beat Sydney for the “eye candy” [as my husband refers to the harbour view!]

We were invited to the Skylanders event but everything else was under our own steam, including travel and accommodation. Hit me up if you want to know anything specific about the individual places.

printables // foodie fun


A little round-up today of printables for your foodie needs ~ all for peanuts [pun intended]! And some other goodies as well!

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