If I’m honest, Winter wasn’t that bad this year in Sydney.
Or am I just giddy on sunshine and Spring being in the air?
No. No I’m not.
Because it is still raining here in Old Sydney Town.
It wasn’t an overly cold, long winter.
However, over the last few weeks, Mother Nature made up for that with a deluge.
And still, it rains.

So to shake the cranky Winter blah feelings, I’ve come up with a Spring Bucket List.
Places to visit and things to experience in the fresh Spring sunshine. (Whenever it arrives.)
Do you feel as though you come out of hibernation at the end of Winter? Suddenly Spring arrives and I have all this energy to get out and about. Sunshine and warmth is a beautiful thing.
So here is my Bucket List…

photo(20) copy 2Stroll through some lovely gardens
Recently, we went on our first family mini-vacay and ended up visiting the Blue Mountains Botanic Gardens. My Man and I are in our early-30s, but we do have some grandma-and-grandpa tendencies. We found these gardens to be utterly delightful. (Did I really just say that? I used to be cool. Just call me Myrtle from now on.)
Whilst there, a lovely lady told us about the Australian Botanic Garden at Mount Annan. She described them as a drive-through gardens. Apparently they are so big that you need to drive yourself from spot to spot. Which sounds awesome to little-old-lady-me. Nothing says Spring like admiring some flowers, hey? And I’m really hoping there will be somewhere to stop for scones…

photo(20) copy 6Picnic under the cherry blossoms
I think a picnic at the Auburn Botanic Gardens could be in order. They are famous for their cherry blossoms that get all glorious in Spring.
What yummy things always find their way into your picnic basket?

photo(20) copy 8Growers Markets
Might try and smell the strawberries at these markets. Apparently there are great pony rides for the kids at these markets.
My mum tells me there is a cute petting zoo at these markets (My Little Ladybird is currently obsessed with animals, hence all the research on markets with farm animals.)
I’ve also heard good things about these markets which could warrant a drive.

photo(20) copy 3Frolic at some Spring Fairs
Spring Fairs mean 2 things. Cake stalls and Second-Hand Book Stalls. Win.
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Arty stuff
Yes, flowers and picnics are all well and good. But to get some culture into me, I’m going to check out Sculpture by the Sea.
The Art and About Sydney program looks amazing. Would love to check out this exhibit of illustrations, and partake in this street art party.
I’m an Italophile from way back, so will definitely be catching a film at the annual Italian Film Festival.

photo(20) copy 4Festival of the Winds
How glorious it would be to see all the kites over Bondi Beach. Although I’m fairly certain I won’t be able to attend this event without My Man making a billion fart jokes.


I don’t know how to link Spring with chocolate, so I’m not even going to try. I’ve booked in to do one of these walking chocolate tours. My tastebuds cannot wait.
Lots of old-school diners have popped up around Sydney of late.
I’m super keen to try a jaffle and milkshake at Daisy’s.

And that should just about get me through to Summer!
What things are on your Bucket List this Spring? xx

The delightful images in this post are photos I’ve taken of pages from this book….
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And it’s pretty true. My life is a Little Golden Book.