Shopping for Paper Goodies in Sydney

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My favorite by far was kikki.K, which has a ton of locations in Australia.  I also stopped in Typo, Eckersley’s, the paper/supply area of Dymock’s, and even a cafe that doubled as a stationary store.

A nasty rain storm cut my trip short after the cafe stop.  I was very sad that I didn’t have time to get to scrapbook-specific stores, but they were a bit too far for me to get to.

The last photo is my little haul from the shops.  I had to be careful and get things that would fit in my carry on or else I would have bought everything in the stores!  I tried very hard to not buy stationary sets because I have too many, but I got some cool envelopes to go with my collection of envelope-less cards.  Major win!

*You thought I dragged Mr. P paper shopping, didn’t you?  Right.  He was only with me for part of the trip, and this is one of the things I indulged in on my own.


Life in Sydney

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Although I was very very busy with work, I managed to drag Mr. P with me for one of the weeks for some sightseeing.  I wasn’t about to waste visiting a new country (and a new continent!).

I’ll say this – Sydney has some crazy weather.  My vision of beautiful summer days was set straight when the temp went from 108 one day to 75 the next and then rain on the weekend.  I got to be there for the history-making hottest day ever in Sydney – 113 degrees with humidity to match!  At 15 hours, it was also the longest plane ride I’ve ever taken.

I had such a great time and was so glad my passport got to help start the year off right!