Under Lock and Key blog. Very pleased to be guest blogging here today as Liv and Dave are busy with their big move to Sydney. I myself moved to Sydney from Singapore some 12 years ago, so I thought I'd share some of the things I love most about this beautiful city and country I now call home.
Well, in Sydney, the sky is a bright bright blue and the grass a gorgeous lush green.
Yes, I find colours to be extra vivid in Australia. Maybe it's because we get so many lovely clear days that allows the sun's rays to shine through. True story - I've never seen colours as vivid anywhere else.
Yes the rumours are true - Australians really do have kangaroos living in our backyard! But that's only for people who live near the bush out of the metropolitan areas. Which means the majority of us don't. Sorry to disappoint.
Our beaches are world class. Australians don't just have some of the best beaches in the world, they also have the loveliest weather to enjoy these best beaches in the world. Most parts of the year is warm enough for a dip in the sea. Winter here is so mild it's probably warmer than summer in other parts of the world.
You may not know this, but Australia is a bit of a wine country and producer of some really yummy wines (Shiraz is my favourite). Hunter Valley for one is just 3 hours drive from Sydney and a picturesque area made for wine tasting, good food and weekends away. I might be a bit biased though, as I got married there just last year! But Liv, please promise me you'll crack open a beautiful bottle of Australian red or white once you've settled in.
Of course there is much more to Australia than wine and kangaroos and beaches but I will leave it to Liv and Dave to discover for herself during her time here.
Liv and Dave, I wish you all the best in Sydney! Have a wonderful time, I hope you fall in love with this city just as I did 12 years ago. x Trishie
Thanks Trishie for this wonderful post! The colours in these photos are amazing.
We made it to the other end of the world.
While you guys are reading this we just touched down in Sydney and will be back to regular posting from now on. If you want to see what we were up to in the mean time, follow me on Instagram.