She is studying at the University of Sydney, which means I get to re-visit familiar places from my time there 25 years ago.
We were waiting one evening at a bus stop in Newtown, conveniently located outside an amazing florist called The Flower Room. The photos are confusing because of reflections from King St, but can you see the fabulous aloes growing suspended from sea urchin shells? So imaginative, and very spectacular.
I will definitely be returning in opening hours for a closer look.
The coffee shops were good in my day, with many an hour wiled away at Cafe Latte in Newtown, or Badde Manors in Glebe. Today, they are mind-blowing (and waist-thickening)! The girl took me to La Banette, a French pattisserie on Glebe Point Road. Oh my! Where to start?
We started with mille-feuille and coffee eclairs, and finished by walking out with a sample box for 'ron!
The benefits of having a daughter in Sydney ;) I haven't even made it to the fabric shops yet!