Last minute Christmas Shopping in Sydney

Last minute Christmas Shopping in Sydney

Do I hear you say ‘Arrrrrrggghhhhh’? It’s 22 December and you are still shopping for Christmas presents in Sydney? Don’t worry. I’m here to save the day. First of all I am going to be smug and say I finished my shopping by end of November. OUCH! You didn’t have to punch me. Ok, back to the helpful tips … below are a few ideas for last minute gifts that will hopefully get your blood pressure down. All of my tips don’t require...

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Surprise! Entertaining Sydney visitors on a budget

Surprise! Entertaining Sydney visitors on a budget

A friend of mine has an overseas visitor and asked me what she should do while they are in Sydney. So … here are my top 10 things to do and see in and around Sydney – whether you have a visitor or want to step into holiday mode. My tips, as always, take a thrifty slant. Prices are correct as of the date of this post. Take a ferry from Circular Quay to Manly – Manly is on the north side of Sydney Harbour. You can get there by bus or...

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Sydney’s Rainy Christmas 2011: A wash out

Sydney’s Rainy Christmas 2011: A wash out

What is going on with this weather?! Sydneysiders and tourists, we have been ripped off this Summer and Christmas season! Lucky there are lots of things to do out of the rain in Sydney. Below are 5 suggestions to entertain you while keeping dry over the Summer. 1. Shopping There is no end of shopping options throughout Sydney. For fashion bargains I like DFO in Homebush (www.dfo.com.au) and Birkenhead Point...

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10 tips for Sydney on a budget

10 tips for Sydney on a budget

Who’s suffering from a case of mortgage stress or empty wallets yet want to get out and about in Sydney? Are you like me? Is your bank balance or mortgage stressing you out? I bet there are a few heads nodding. I bought my first home a year ago and my heart sinks each time I open my online banking. I know how difficult it is to get out and about in Sydney when you are travelling, entertaining visitors, or going out with friends on a...

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Surry Hills is alive, with the sound of trendies

In a spot of shameless cross promotion below is a short film (Man vs Surry Hills) that my friends and I made about Surry Hills. The parody of Man vs Wild takes you to the former working-class turned trendy inner-West suburb of Sydney. You will see lots of exterior shots of Surry Hills and have a sudden craving for vintage clothes and organic banana bread with passionfruit butter. This will be the first of many articles singing praise for the...

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Kirribilli Markets – killer views, fab jewellery, yummy food

Kirribilli Markets – killer views, fab jewellery, yummy food

Link to YouTube vid A few weekends ago I visited the lovely Kirribilli Markets (http://www.kirribillimarkets.com/) on the north side of the Sydney Harbour Bridge at Milson’s Point in Bradfield Park. There are actually 3 different types of markets that come under the banner of Kirribilli Markets.  I went to the General Markets which are held on the fourth Saturday of the month from 7am – 3pm. The markets are easily accessible by public...

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