We’ve stayed Sydneyside this week as well as explored much more of our back yard. There’s so much going on in Sydney at the moment – certainly this implies the end of winter?

We’ve had some unusual type of false starts just recently around the world. My mum as well as father in the UK are getting ready for a small early-winter heatwave, which doesn’t happen. By heatwave I imply 25ºC – however you get what you can take. It’s the edge of a unusual October hurricane – Ophelia – that’s about to sweep the country. I hope everybody there stays safe.

Back in Sydney, we’re out in Bondi inspecting out the beach, we’ve got a couple of fantastic Balmain eating suggestions as well as we get a taste of the hunter Valley in a red wine celebration in Balmoral.

As for the wall of cats, you’ll just have to wait to discover out, won’t you.

Hope you delight in this IG Edition.

Cheers – Jim & Christina x

If this isn’t a indication things are altering I don’t understand what is! A ideal double rainbow over the city. It’s the end of the winter season – as well as ideally an indicator that things are going well in the marriage equality stakes. If you’re an Australian resident, don’t fail to remember to vote. You’ve got till the end of the month.

And if – for whatever reason – you can’t choose what to vote, right here are my sage words of wisdom. vote yes!

We’re taking advantage of the sun today as well as have come all the method east to Bondi. We’re satisfying our mates John as well as Ana, who run the excellent business Cuban Adventures. If you’re believing of going to Cuba, certainly inspect out these guys. We had the very best time with them.

Here are a few of the stories from our time in this beautiful, interesting country.

John as well as Ana have been away in Brazil for a while, so it’s fantastic to catch up with them as well as talk about what’s going on in Cuba now. view this area for a genuine revelation of a story where we share John’s insights into Cuba’s present state.

After grabbing a bite to eat at Bondi Markets, we head down to the beach to inspect out the sets. It’s a ideal day today. It’s unusual to see so much sand at this beach on such a sunny day; it’s typically full of people!

Back in Balmain, it’s time for lunch already. We’ve chose to take advantage of the great weather condition as well as delight in the east village Hotel‘s recently renovated beer garden.

If you’re searching for a fine pub burger, this is the location you requirement to come. They’ve likewise got some outstanding Aussie beers on tap too… even though Mrs romance is having red wine with her lunch!

The sun’s still doing her thing as well as making Sydney look much more gorgeous than ever this week. The rocks as well as bit bays around Balmain always show off a special side to this city.

Today we’re satisfying our buddies JJ as well as her hubby for a area of brunch. JJ composes for – a gorgeous food, travel as well as way of life site you ought to certainly inspect out.

We haven’t seen each other for ages with everybody travelling a great deal recently. We’ve brought JJ to one of our preferred haunts Wilhelmina’s in Balmain. These men started doing brunch a bit while back as well as their menu is certainly worth inspecting out. incredible coffee too.

The finest thing about having brunch in a mixed drink bar is they do brunch cocktails! My Bloody Mary is interestingly served as well as superbly made. I believe Mrs R is having a bit of drink envy – regardless of exactly how great her second coffee is!

Brunch is just as great as – if not much better than – my cocktail. We’re speaking baked eggs, roast pork rolls, amazing bacon as well as avocado, portabello mushrooms as well as smoked fetta. Excellent.

By the way, we’ve deferred to JJ’s masterful food picture for this one. If you want to see food styling at it’s best, inspect out her Instagram feed @84thand3rd.

This afternoon we’re going north of the Harbour Bridge to the gorgeous beach suburb of Balmoral as well as guarantee of wine! as well as to make the day even better, we’re going by ferry.

It’s warm as well as sunny at the moment, however we’re not sure exactly how long it’ll last…

We’ve made it to Balmoral to the hunter Valley Uncorked red wine festival. The clouds have lastly come back to Sydney, however they’ve haven’t greyed out our interest for a taste of the hunter Valley in the city.

Our very first stop when we get right here – aside from catching up with our beautiful buddy Deb – is to try a glass of Tamburlaine. These men are an organic winery as well as the red wine they make is outstanding. Mrs R is enjoying one of their Chardonnays immensely!

The crowds beat the clouds right here at Balmoral. Such a fantastic turnout for this festival. It definitely shows exactly how much Sydneysiders like their hunter Valley wines. as well as justly so.

For much more information on the hunter Valley as well as for our stories on this gorgeous red wine region, inspect out our library of messages here.

It’s time for a snack! The red wine at the hunter Valley Uncorked Balmoral celebration is outstanding as well as the food’s to match. Cheese, smoked salmon, roasted Brussels, a tasty poultry salad as well as a blackberry as well as coconut mess… great times!

Balmoral beach is a gorgeous spot. as well as made even much better with a glass of Allandale Tempranillo to keep you warm as the early summertime takes a nosedive.

It’s been an incredible afternoon at the hunter Valley Uncorked festival, however as the tables begin to vanish as well as last orders are called, it’s time to drink up as well as go home… or perhaps there’s still time for a sneaky swifty at the Bathers’ Pavillion. Of program there is! I imply it’d be impolite not to.

And that moment we’ve all been waiting for: the wall of cats! We’re out in Surry Hills heading house from a satisfying as well as Mrs romance stops dead in her tracks. as well as no wonder.

This big wall is totally covered in cats’ faces! If you want to see it for yourself, it’s on Devonshire street just off Crown near the Trinity Bar. quite spectacular, isn’t it?

So great was our last experience at the east village hotel that we’ve come back again. possibly not the very best practice to form, however exactly how numerous times do you truly have two burgers in a week? personally I might do it every week, however that’s just me!

Seriously, if you’re searching for a great pub burger, inspect out the east village in Balmain. Their cheeseburger is impressive, however their smoked brisket burger is completely indulgent. I’ve tried the schnitzel burger as well as rate that too, as well as Mrs R’s breaded cod burger is magic on a plate!

Well, that’s all from us this IG Edition. We hope you’ve delighted in it as much as we have. We’re off for a picnic!

Cheers – Jim & Christina x

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