There are two things that are impossible NOT to do whenever I visit Sydney. In no particular order these are:
- Get a Sea Salt flavoured Ice-cream from Aqua S and spend an exuberant amount of time deciding if I should have it with the fairy floss or toasted marshmallow (you can see how difficult this delicious decision is by the examples on my Instagram here and from an earlier trip here)
- Sit and eat and spend as long as possible in The Potting Shed, which is a part of the wonderful Grounds of Alexandria
The Potting Shed is always on my list for a Sydney visit because it never disappoints and is conveniently located on the way to the airport so you can always make an excuse to drop by before grabbing your flight. This most recent visit was different from previous times as I was there mid week, so whilst the crowds were halved (not complaining as anyone who has been here knows it can be worse than a crowd of overeager shoppers at a store opening during boxing day sales) we did miss out on my favourite lemonade stand that must only open on the weekends. If you make the journey here especially on the weekends and take on the crowds you have to order breakfast and arrive hungry. Really hungry.
The Cafe make the most amazing lamb sausages which I could write about for days, but that would be a little uncomfortable for everyone involved. Being the over-orderer that I am I had so many plates of bacon and eggs and lamb sausage sides that the poor waitress could barely fit them all on my table. I of course, pulled the shocked expression of “Oh my, I had no idea how much food this really was, how embarrassing!!!” all the time knowing exactly what quantities were on their way and just how much deliciousness I was about to enjoy. First time you visit you make the error of not ordering enough, that wasn’t about to happen on my second visit.
After a quick to hello to the resident pig, Kevin Bacon, I caught a cab to the airport with a happy soul and an overfull tummy and made my way home to Brisbane to round out an excellent few days in Sydney.