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On the 8th Day of Advent, Sydney gave to me…Afternoon Tea at the Chinese Garden of Friendship

Posted on December 10, 2008 in the Kristin's Kristmas category

Doesn’t that just sound like a grand place to visit??!! Well it is, and so much more. After a harried day in the city, I was on my way to a full-blown anxiety attack. My hubba hubbie lovingly and gently guided me to the Chinese Garden of Friendship.

It was the most serene place I’ve been to in a long time. I loved it! It’s like a slice a heaven amidst total and utter calamity. I needed it – we’d been in town about 5 weeks and I was feeling tired, lonely and just harrassed after being bumped and pushed and prodded in the hubbub of downtown.

That was the day I had the realisation that I was among total strangers. I knew no one and it was very humbling. Lifestory, I know – getting back to my happy place – here are some more lovely photos…

Here is my darling hubbie – doesn’t he have cute legs?!

To top it off, we enjoyed a nice pot of tea overlooking the water that flows through the middle of the garden. There are hundreds and hundreds of gorgeous koi living in the garden. Here are a few picks – just multiply this by a gazillion…

One more reason to appreciate my hubba hubbie – he takes good care of me. Needless to say, I’m enjoying Sydney and Advent and finding lovely things to appreciate about living here.

So a few more pics before I skidaddle…

I’ll butt in one more time to tell you (my one loyal reader) that this was an open window looking out to a wall in the garden with a plaque on the outside wall.

The window makes a perfect framed picture with the greenery added for an amazing effect. I will try this if I ever have a window looking out to a wall. Now I’ll say zai jian!

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