It's not that often I do things on a whim, but around 3 weeks ago I was intrigued by a retweet on my Twitter feed.....Richard Armitage was going to be a guest at a Popcorn Taxi event in Sydney. I will admit I'm a bit of a fan of RA, and let's not mess around, very easy on the eye.....anyway booked two tickets, asked a friend to come along....booked the airfares, hotel and I've just come back from a 24 hr visit to one of my favourite cities.
It is amazing what you can cram into a day.....shopping, sightseeing, eating, drinking, ferry rides and lots and lots of walking.
Sydney turned on a perfect day....and in between sitting on the steps of the Opera House exhausted, we buzzed through the Royal Botanical Gardens, had afternoon tea at Laduree (the licorice macarons are to die for by the way) wandered around the QVB for a while, and then caught a late ferry over to Cremorne Point for the Q&A with Richard, before a late showing of The Hobbit. Loads of fun, and what a charming, intelligent and humble man RA is.
24 hours later, a morning flight back to Melbourne, and straight from the airport to work I'm slightly zombie like, but glad I did it.....things on a whim often turn out just right!
More photos have been added to a second blog post here