Elder son, Matt. (Whoops, already done Matthew St in Crows Nest! #favouritechild?? LOL)

Such a range of houses around St Ives. Rundown bungalows strewn with rubbish, huge houses with manicured gardens, even old houses with horses in the adjoining paddock (2 horses on a block, probably about $1million per horse!)



Robyn Ave, Belfield

Posted: February 19, 2018 in Sydney Streets

Set among some beautifully maintained streets and houses, 7 families call the quiet cul-de-sac of Robyn Ave “home.”

Belfield, midway between Belmore and Ashfield, home to people from all over the world.

Great little cafe at the local shops… Brick Lane N12 espresso wine bar.

Samuel St, Ryde

Posted: February 19, 2018 in Sydney Streets

Sam is my sister Catherine’s eldest.

Samuel St is a cul-de-sac that has easy pedestrian access to Blaxland Rd and Top Ryde, but is very quiet and quite secluded

Our friend Jeanette lived here when she lived in Sydney. Sold – no doubt for a unit development.


Catherine is one of my older sisters.

Just near the hustle and bustle of Sydney Uni and Glebe Point Rd cafes, restaurants, bars and bookshops is Catherine St.

Great spot for breakie and a walk through this old area, well known for as one of the areas championed by Tom Uren who promoted the restoration and re-use of some run-down inner city areas like Glebe (and Woolloomooloo as well).

Finally able to take the dog for a walk after she had surgery before Christmas. Nice 🙂

Matthew St, Crows Nest

Posted: January 26, 2018 in Sydney Streets

Matthew St is tucked down the bottom of Crows Nest, near the Warringah Freeway.

Nearby is the St Thomas’ Rest Park, a historic park and cemetery where the likes of Wollstonecraft, Milton, Berry, Pymble and Blue are buried.

John St, Rydalmere

Posted: January 21, 2018 in Sydney Streets

We read that there were markets at the old Defence site where Silverwater Rd crosses the Parramatta River, so we headed down early to beat the heat and check them out.

We parked in John St and walked past what is fast becoming a rare site this close to Sydney… heaps of old fibro houses. Lots of old Housing Commission houses as well.

We combined this with a walk along the Parramatta River along the great path that’s been built there.


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Thomas St, Croydon

Posted: January 16, 2018 in Sydney Streets
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Thomas is our youngest son.
Thomas St runs from Liverpool Rd near Ashfield shops to The Strand at Croydon; The Strand being a traditional strip shopping village near Croydon Station.
Croydon is an older suburb and so has an interesting mix of old houses – some renovated, others ready for a lick of paint and a few that will likely be bulldozed in the near future.

Thomas St
Croydon NSW 2132

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