A Birthday Treat In Sydney

I have just returned home from a few days in Sydney, a birthday treat from my generous husband.
The breathtaking view over Sydney harbour on a glorious sunny day  is always the highlight for
any visitor.

 The Sydney Opera House with its white roof shell shaped sails was completed in 1973 and was designed by Jorn Utzon, a Danish architect. As is often the case with outstanding architecture the project was one of great controversy with complex engineering problems and escalating costs causing great public debate at the time. Today the Sydney Opera House is a national cultural and performing arts centre , hosting performers from around the world.
If you ever find yourself in Sydney a guided tour is highly recommended.

 The other Sydney icon is the Sydney Harbour Bridge , also known locally as the coathanger for rather obvious reasons.

 Strolling through The Rocks , with its cobblestone streets and sandstone buildings takes you back
in time to the early days of Sydney town.

 One of the highlights of the trip was a chance discovery , stumbled upon while wandering the Botanical Gardens, we noticed that Government House and its gardens were open to the public.
Having peered through the gates at this magnificent building and gardens on many previous visits this was to good to miss and I was not disappointed.

 Government House , residence of the New South Wales Govenor, is built from local sandstone in the Gothic Revival Style and was completed in 1845 and is surrounded by colourful gardens and sandstone pavers.Unfortunately, we were too late for a tour of the house but it is on my list for my next trip to Sydney.

 I thoroughly enjoyed exploring the lavishly planted gardens with their colourful displays.

My casual outfit for a day of exploring consists of black and white spot harem pants from Moyuru paired with a black tee and Sarah Paccini knit , silver brogues, a collection of black and white bangles,black and white sunnies from Preen, black and white graphic earrings and a new black boater hat. Joining Patti for Visible Monday, Jess for Turning Heads Tuesday, Nancy for Friday Linkup.



    • Jill James
      December 6, 2017 / 8:59 am

      Thank you for your comments.Not changing to wordpress at present but will keep it in mind.

  1. Penny Kocher
    December 4, 2017 / 11:53 am

    That's a stunning outfit – love the sunglasses ! You look great. As does Sydney! Nice weather too, it's a bit grey and cold here at the moment. Never mind, we'll be into Spring before we know it!

    • Jill James
      December 6, 2017 / 9:05 am

      Thanks so much Penny , I do love my black and white and spots and stripes , it was good to combine them.Sydney is always fun to visit and we were lucky to get warm, sunny days.

  2. Patti
    December 4, 2017 / 1:38 pm

    Sydney looks marvelous as do you, Gail! Love the dotted trousers. Thanks for linking up, xo-Pattihttp://notdeadyetstyle.com

    • Jill James
      December 6, 2017 / 9:09 am

      Thanks Patti, Sydney is a stunning city .Glad you loved my dotted trousers , I couldn,t resist them. Always my pleasure to link up.

  3. Patti
    December 4, 2017 / 1:39 pm

    oh so sorry about the name – I know you are Jill!!

    • Jill James
      December 6, 2017 / 9:09 am

      No problem Patti.

  4. Natalia Lialina
    December 4, 2017 / 11:23 pm

    Dearest Jill, happy birthday again!!! I am in love with your casual outfit – though it is far from casual, in my opinion! It is absolutely glorious!!!Thank you so much for the highlights of your trip, I will make sure to visit all these gorgeous places when I am in your part of the world! 🙂 The photos are wonderful, and what a treat from your beloved husband – he knows you so well!

    • Jill James
      December 6, 2017 / 9:14 am

      Thank you Natalia for your kind wishes, my birthday has lasted for quite a time this year. Glad you liked my outfit, I know this combination will be repeated many times this Summer.I do hope you make it to my part of the world one day, I would be thrilled to meet you. I was rather spoilt wasn't I.

  5. Tiina L
    December 5, 2017 / 9:54 am

    Happy birthday! What a lovely trip. And what a fabulous outfit!

    • Jill James
      December 6, 2017 / 9:15 am

      Thank you for your kind wishes Tiina, it was lovely trip.

  6. Vix
    December 5, 2017 / 12:50 pm

    Happy Birthday, Jill! What a fantastic present, your husband sounds like a keeper!Goodness me, Sydney looks absolutely spectacular. The sandstone buildings and the grandeur of Government House are a complete revelation and the botanical gardens are wonderful.Love your black and white outfit, your sunglasses have me drooling and the metallic pumps are so cool. xxx

    • Jill James
      December 6, 2017 / 9:20 am

      Thanks so much Vix, I was rather spoilt this birthday- he definately is a keeper- 41 years so far.Sydney is very spectacular with its harbour and sandstone buildings, well worth the visit.Glad you liked my black and white and quirky sunnies. Cheers, Jill xx

  7. Nancy Baten
    December 5, 2017 / 1:55 pm

    Happy birthday! What a wonderfull present! It looks very beautiful and clean! I love the accesories you are wearing! Fantastic!

    • Jill James
      December 6, 2017 / 9:24 am

      Thank you so much Nancy, I was rather spoilt this year. Sydney is a clean city but major road works are in progress. You know me and my love of accesories.

  8. Jessica Jannenga
    December 9, 2017 / 5:56 pm

    What a beautiful garden and what a chance opportunity for your afternoon to see the government building. I have never been, and it sounds like a wonderful trip, Love the Opera House. Your outfit is eye catching, the black and white with all of the fun details with your accessories,love it1thanks for linking!jess xxwww.elegantlydressedandstylish.com

  9. Crazy Ravens Studio
    December 26, 2017 / 6:36 pm

    I like this graphic look a lot.

  10. Sixty Something
    January 11, 2018 / 3:07 am

    I wanted you to know that I absolutely love the way you dress! I wish that I didn't live so far away (in Connecticut, USA), but I wanted you to know that I find your fashion choices inspirational. Hope you had a super birthday!

    • Jill James
      January 13, 2018 / 3:59 am

      Thank you so very much for taking the time to let me know you you enjoy my fashion choices. Shame indeed that you are so far away.I did enjoy my birthday and my birthday visit to beautiful Sydney.

  11. vaiybora
    January 25, 2018 / 1:08 am

    WOW !!! beautiful i love dress and your style.ดูหนังออนไลน์

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