You know that housing estate near Ikea on the way to the Olympic Stadium at Rhodes?
No?┬áNor did we ­čśë
Driven past Liberty Grove a million times without turning in.

Beautiful autumn morning for breakie and a walk through this estate to walk down Eliza Avenue, celebrating Eliza joining the family!

It’s a huge estate but surprisingly well set out – lots of parks, a few pools, tennis and basketball courts, a gym, and heaps of open space.

OK, I mightn’t want to live there, but I could. It would be a lot more densely built if it was opening in 2018, that’s for sure.


Kathy Close, Pymble

Posted: April 22, 2018 in Sydney Streets
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It would seem that many streets that take a person’s name are typically very small, often cul-de-sacs.┬áKathy Cl is no exception.┬áA tiny little street off Bobbin Head Rd.

Close by is Bannockburn Oval, with bush tracks and the like making it a lovely place for a walk with the hound.

Playing around with the Street View app – quite fun.
Compare the image below to what you see in Google Maps when you search for Kathy Cl Pymble in Google Maps


How cool to find both of our maternal grandmothers, Ada (Kelly) and Amy (Hogan), have streets in the same inner Sydney suburb! An easy walk from one to the other and back.

Makes sense I guess… they are both “older” type names, and Erskinville, being so close to the CBD, is one of those older suburbs.

Typically inner Sydney – narrow streets, lovely small parks tucked into odd shaped allotments, an eclectic mix of old, new, renovated and funky.

We finished with breakfast at Bitton Cafe at nearby Alexandria, where we went in 2013, the first year we began this whole weekend thing.

Now, to find a suburb with both Ronald and Clarence Streets to complete this little side project ­čÖé

Henry St, Dee Why

Posted: April 22, 2018 in Sydney Streets
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Sydney’s northern beaches on a balmy early autumn evening. Fish and chips by the beach… bloody seagulls!

Henry St runs west from the main Road heading north into Dee Why. It’s at the crest of a hill, so the views for houses on both sides are lovely, looking north over Dee Why beach towards Long Reef.

Home owners of a couple of ramshackle, unrenovated, weatherboard or fibro homes sitting on a fortune! ­čÖé

Nic is our oldest nephew.

Nicholas Ave is down near the water at Concord, not far yet a thousand miles away from busy Burwood and Strathfield.

There’s lovely walks along the waterfront nearby. Not that you’d want to eat any of the fish caught here, but it’s constantly getting cleaner.



Geoffrey is my brother. Sadly, absolutely NO STREET SIGN for Geoffrey St, so he’ll just have to take our word for it!

Lovely, quiet little loop/cul de sac backing onto the bush just off the┬áComenarra Parkway in Sydney’s north.

A nice walk with the dog on Geoffrey’s birthday.

Emma St, Mona Vale

Posted: March 18, 2018 in Sydney Streets, Walking
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Emma is one of our nieces.

Many would know exactly where Emma Street is; it’s the street on the infamous corner that has seen some horrific crashes and deaths as trucks hurtle down Mona Vale Rd.

It’s a hilly street with commanding views to the water from the crest of the hill.

We went there as it’s nice and close to the popular dog beach at Bayview.