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Today was Adam's 42nd birthday. The day began with the obligatory breakfast and presents in bed and then on to some slight silliness with Christmas tree decorating. Caitlin asked Adam to put an angel on the top of the tree. So he did.
The Angel on top of our tree
He doesn't look too pleased!
The middle part of the day was less than wonderful, but we'll skip over that, other than to mention that Adam had to go to his mum's place (who was oblivious to it being his birthday) and fix her toilet.
By late afternoon we had regained some equanimity, and Adam and Tom had made 12 bottles of ginger beer and 6 bottles of lemonade for our Christmas party next weekend. Then we headed off to Darling Harbour for dinner at Jordon's - the plan being to indulge in a seafood platter and a bottle of sav blanc. The order was duly placed, along with a few extras, and we began playing with Adam's new toy - a Canon Powershot S95. Most of the following photos were taken from our table in the restaurant.
The Christmas tree at Darling Harbour
Me with my very indulgent cosmopolitan
Darling Harbour, looking towards Pyrmont Bridge - the world's oldest surviving electrically operated swingspan bridge.
Darling Harbour looking towards the Imax theatre.
People gathering to watch the street theatre and carols.
We were too busy eating to think of photographing the food until after we were fed. At which point fun was had with the crab shells.
The seafood platters on their tall stands were very tempting to the local seagull population. Several chips and scraps of fish were liberated from people's platters around us. One couple were given a water pistol by a waiter to defend their meal with! Our kids wanted to be armed as well but we were left alone by the birds for some reason, I think they knew we were watching them.
My dessert defeated me in the end, I couldn't finish the last few bites. But I did drink the muscat!
The birthday boy
The sun set as we sipped our coffee and the city lights came up
Time to go home!
(Arachnophobes beware, the last two photos, which come after this shot of the Christmas tree, are of a huntsman spider.)
There was an unwelcome visitor waiting for us when we got home, eviction duties fall to me in these cases.
Only a little specimen this time.
And there you have it, my Sunday in my city.
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