|View from Botanical Gardens|
My second weekend in Sydney is another sunny one and we head to Surrey Hills Festival in the morning for some breakfast. It's a smallish festival with loads of food stalls and a stage pumping out loud Hip Hop to some enthusiastic teenagers who already look tipsy at 11.00am in the morning. We watch in amazement as some very muscly girls pole dance and I look down at my pancakes and feel a little guilty. But this is not the main event of the day, this is just the starter. We make our way to the Sydney Opera House to watch The Blue Planet live in Concert (shouts of "OMG!" were continuously heard throughout the day's proceedings). This was my first time in the Opera House and it's size is staggering. The orchestra starts playing as we find our seats and local celebrity, The Bondi Vet, comes out to introduce each piece. He's not quite David Attenborough but is quite amusing (and slightly more pleasing to the eye). The experience is incredible and it's amazing to think that it has been touring since 2006. The only way to finish off a day like that is to head to karaoke and sing your heart out until 2am, which is what we did!