Saturday, May 31 2014.

Saturday 31st May 2014 was the final chapter in my family saying our goodbyes to ‘grandma & poppa’. Farm Cove is where it all began for grandma and poppa all those years ago and in a way, it is also where it ends. They now rest together again and we will never stop missing them, never stop loving them. We caught a ferry taxi over to Farm Cove where we did a short service and scattered the ashes and roses. Farm Cove, Mrs Macquarie’s Chair and Hunters Hill will always hold a special place in my heart.

The Vivid Light Festival is on in Sydney from 23rd May to 9th June 2014. Vivid is surely getting bigger and better every year. We walked around Circular Quay and north of the harbour as well as Martin Place to have a look at the amazing displays. The road closures this year have made things easier for us to walk around the city and also take public transport but unfortunately the size of the crowd has tested the public transport system yet again.

We were hoping to see the Darling Harbour water fountain show, unfortunately, it started raining and the crowds were just too overwhelming. Vivid is definitely a must-see for visitors and locals alike, for those photographers wanting to get some good shots, I recommend going after 9 pm after the families have all been through. Making reservations at one of the many harbour-side restaurants is ideal to enjoy a great meal and a glimpse of the lights while all the early viewers are doing the rounds.

It may also be worth breaking up your trip if you can as well and do Darling Harbour on a different night to avoid lengthy delays on the ferries and other public transport.

For more information on Vivid, check out the official Vivid Sydney website.

Final goodbyes to grandma & poppa
Sydney Opera House & Harbour Bridge
Sydney Harbour
Sydney Harbour from McMahons Point
Feeding the lorikeets in McMahons Point
Sunset on Sydney Harbour
Luna Park - Harbour Bridge