It’s been a torrid week weather-wise right here in Sydney. From blazing sizzling days to afternoons turned to midnight with monster storms.
And within the midst of all that, we’ve had birthday events on the seashore, a brand new baking passion, an unbelievable pop-up in Sydney with the Sugar Republic, and a few very athletic pool time!
We hope you take pleasure in this Weekly Version.
Cheers – Jim & Christina xx
This night, Christina and I are crusing to the very limits of Sydney Harbour. Our good friend Laura is having a party in Manly.
It’s been ages since both of us have been on the Manly Ferry, and it’s to our detriment. That is a kind of musts to do whenever you’re in Sydney, whether or not you reside right here otherwise you’re simply visiting. In fact Manly’s price visiting, however this journey exhibits you among the greatest components of the harbour.
The occasion is within the Lodge Steyne on the beach-side of Manly. I’ve been on this pub earlier than, however for some purpose I hadn’t observed how bloody huge it’s. Up on the second stage is the Blackett Room, with a cocktail bar on one facet and a balcony room referred to as Henry’s dealing with the ocean on the opposite.
From the entrance, you may see it is a huge venue, but it surely’s tardis-like inside.
It’s an ideal occasion and (L-R) Christina, birthday lady Laura, Deb and Kate are in superb kind.
In case you’re in search of a venue for a celebration on the north facet of the harbour, take a look at the Lodge Steyne. We’re impressed.
The mercury’s up once more right this moment, as you’d anticipate for summer time in Australia. Certainly one of our favorite methods to maintain cool is a scrumptious iced espresso – particularly should you want that caffeine hit with out the warmth of an everyday cup of joe.
Each summer time, Nespresso carry out a collection of capsules particularly designed to go over ice. Their Ispirazione Salentina and Ispirazione Shakerato unique capsules actually hit the mark, and you probably have one of many new Vertuo machines, Nespresso have introduced out a spread of Over Ice capsules for you too.
We requested the query whether or not the order of pour whenever you’re making an iced espresso must be ice-coffee-milk or ice-milk-coffee.
Judging by the response on IG Tales and Fb, it’s the consensus that it must be espresso first – at all times – although milk first does make a fairly impact.
I’ll go away it as much as you to determine!
In fact, our favorite strategy to cool off on a sizzling day is to hit the pool – actually hit the pool! Getting some air in these photographs! I believe it’s the final barrel roll I’ll attempt. Christina’s kung fu bomb approach is a a lot better concept.
Immediately, we’re exploring the superb pop-up expertise generally known as the Sugar Republic.
In a celebration of all issues candy, the Sugar Republic takes you again to your childhood with room after room of lollies, ice lotions, choc and bubble gum. It’s so cleverly put collectively – and interactive too. It reminds us a bit of of the Museum of Ice Cream we visited after we have been in Miami final 12 months.
From the enormous bubble gum bubble and rainbow bridges to an enormous cake you leap out of and a confetti gun, that is enjoyable in a sugar-coated nutshell. And better of all is the large ball pit… listed below are a few of our favorite photographs from this superb set up in Myer, Pitt Road Mall, Sydney:
Christina’s fairly proud of this large teddy state of affairs, however much more so, the pink partitions that match her hair so effectively. By the way in which, the colors across the Sugar Republic pop-up are all from Taubmans Endure vary just like the Pink Chintz.
And the piece de resistance – the enormous ball pit. We’re taking the leap of religion into this one, simply as effectively Christina’s holding my hand!
This ball pit additionally has killer views out over town from the home windows, however don’t neglect to take a look at the neon wall behind. Very spectacular.
On the opposite facet of the wall to the ball pit is that this set up of wonderful balloons. All the things right here on the Sugar Republic is so effectively thought out.
Be sure to get your tickets earlier than they promote out. There’s additionally an set up in Melbourne, each pop-ups are going till 19th Might.
Simply don’t neglect to carry your cellphone (this place is significantly Instagrammable) and be able to munch down lollies and ice cream as you discover. Your ticket contains free tastings!
Relive your childhood and get your self to the Sugar Republic asap!
In spite of everything that sugar and enjoyable, I really feel the necessity (or ought to that be ‘knead’?) to calm issues down a bit. For some purpose, I’ve determined that making bread is a good suggestion.
Nicely, it’s. It’s scrumptious.
The one hassle is now we’re consuming 5 occasions the quantity of bread we’d usually! However when it comes out wanting like this, what would you do?
And to chill issues down much more, Sydney’s hit by an enormous storm, proper at first of the weekend. Take a look at that cloud! Terrifying.
Thunder and lightning rage all throughout the sky for the entire evening. It’s a tremendous sight, however information reviews of flooded streets, automobiles and property being washed away and the injury the storm’s precipitated isn’t so good.
Because the storm hits town, I determine to movie the entrance. We posted the video on Twitter on the time, which has had over 33ok impressions up to now. You may see the vid right here.
Alternatively, I’ve put collectively extra footage of the entire storm, which you’ll see beneath:
We hope you’ve loved this Weekly Version.
Have an ideal week.
Cheers – Jim & Christina xx
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