Trip Start Oct 04, 2004
96Trip End Oct 02, 2005
Today, another of the Birch clan set foot on Sydney soil, and we were there at the airport to meet them. Laura and Fran, on their 3 month tour of New Zealand, Australia, and Thailand arrived. We waited below the walkway where they disembarked the plane, and sods law, we went one way to meet them at the bottom of the escalator. and they went to the other side. Sarah was a little giddy and emotional to say the least, but not seeing her sister for 4 months she was bound to be. There were big hugs all around before we headed off back to the city. The night was spent, once again, down at the opera bar so Laura and Fran could experience the effects of seeing the bridge and opera house in all their glory. Tom, Carol, Nic, and Rob joined us for drinks.
26th February 2005
Today we took Laura and Fran on a tour of Sydney
27th February 2005
We picked up the hire car today (as we are off to the Blue Mountains tomorrow), but used it to take Laura and Fran up to Palm Beach to see where Home and Away was filmed
1) She was out of tune, and
2) She was 30 seconds out of time......
In the evening we went to Tropfest, which is a short film festival held around the country and broadcast at the same time. Heath Ledger (a knights tale), Geoffrey Rush (that bad guy in pirates of the carribean) were there in Sydney to present some on the awards. Mr Rush did look a little pished (to coin a phrase from those pesky scots tom and carol). We once again had a picnic, ate well, and drank a great deal.