Posts Tagged ‘Sydney’

Julie St, Nth Ryde

Posted: June 10, 2018 in Sydney Streets
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Julie is my brother Geoff’s wife.

Some welcome rain over the long weekend didn’t dampen our spirits. We parked the car near Julie St and walked towards Macquarie University along the path that follows Shrimpton Creek.

Breakie at a cafe (who’d have thought a dog would be keen for pickled turnip?!) and we made it back without needing to use the umbrellas.

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Emanuel is a lovely family member who lives near Kathy and David on the Gold Coast.

Emanuel is worth visiting. The Gold Coast is worth a visit. Emanuel Lane is not worth visiting!

 

The weekend of Mothers’ Day here in Australia – what better street to walk than Patricia; my mother-in-law who loved me and treated me like her own son.

 

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 Comenarra Parkway in Sydney’s north.

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

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!)

 

The Dudley at Paddington is a busy local between Paddington and Rushcutters Bay.

BUSY on Christmas Eve, but each year we always go a park at Rushcutters Bay right next to the Cruising Yacht Club of Australia where we picnic and wander among the boats before they start the Sydney to Hobart.

 

The Grand National Hotel at Paddington is in a fascinating residential area among the backstreets of Paddington where there’s a surprising number of bars and pubs. One of these is the iconic Grand National Hotel, which has been kicking around Paddo for ages.

“The Nash” sits outside the Sydney CBD lockout zone so is a pretty busy pub of a weekend evening

The venue is interesting. The walls are painted with faded pastels, and there’s are booths like an old milk bar.

Best of all, your dog is more than welcome. Before we’d even ordered a drink, the bar staff brought over a water bowl for our dog. No pups in the bistro, but that’s understandable.

Paddo’s a great place for a wander… narrow streets, interesting architecture and a few examples of real community like the honesty box for the home made jams and the hoses that have gone waaay over the top with their Christmas decorations!