As everyone had warned me it really doesn’t feel like Christmas in Oz. The weather is hot, everyone’s in shorts and flip flops and there isn’t even the Xmas bus around like we have at home In Ireland.
I arrived into Sydney in the rain! Typical! So I just met a travelling buddy for a drink and settled into my friends place in Botany. I was so lucky to have somewhere to stay as Sydney is crazy expensive especially at this time of year.
Sun came out the following day so j was able to explore the city. Got my first glimpse of the Opera House and had a stroll around The Rocks. Lovely part of the city.
Next day was Christmas Eve so I stocked up on some groceries and alcohol for the days ahead. No turkey leftovers here as il be going out for Xmas dinner.
We went out Christmas Eve to Coogee Bay fir some drinks in the beer garden. Coogee Bay looks lovely il definately go back for a visit some day. Then we went to the famous Cock n Bull pub which reminded me of Coppers! Full of Irish people wishing eachother Happy Christmas. Great night 🙂
Very foggy head Christmas morning! Not the same at all with no Christmas tree or presents to open 😦 But luckily friends and family sent me videos and messages that cheered me up.
I was invited to my Ozzy friends family home to experience an Ozzy Xmas outside in the sun. We had a great time and I even got a present from Santa! I loved it, they made me feel so welcome and like part of the family
Next was the Irish Christmas in an Irish pub Pj O Briens. We had prawn cocktail, Turkey and ham and Eton mess. It was nice but ofcourse nothing like mammys! The pub had great music and was buzzing. From here it was back to a house full of Irish people having a few drinks, Turkey sambos and a sing song. So all in all I definately made the most of the day!
My Sydney Christmas was made by all the people who took me in as their own and let me celebrate with them so can’t thank them enough. Next year I will make sure I’m at home in the cold and rain. #noplacelikehome