Monday, September 11, 2006

A Lovely Little Getaway With Harbour Views...



Em and I went to Sydney for the weekend. Em for work (yuk), me for fun (yay!). I jumped off the MonoRail and happened to see a sign pointing towards Kinokuniya Bookstore. I was curious...who knows - maybe they stock some of those lovely Japanese Craft books. Do they? DO THEY? Yes they do.

The shop is massive. I was directed to the Japanese section and found literally 100s of craft books. I spent over an hour just looking, then I started "selecting". It was like the best Craft Dream ever - the one where you wake up and find yourself in Japan surrounded by outstanding Japanese Craft Books. Will take more pics tomorrow. Oh and yeah, the rest of the weekend was fab, too.

The sun came out and bathed us in brilliant sunshine while we drank G&Ts, looking at the bridge and harbour.

Beautiful photos by Emma.

5 comments:

nicole said...

I know, how excellent is K book store!!! Lovely weekend.

weirdbunny said...

So glad you had a brilliant time. Crafting japanese books better that the sunshine!

I've added your blog to my side bar, hop that's ok?

Lily said...

Oooh you lucky duck! No such luck in Canberra!

Shell said...

How wonderful! What a discovery huh? I wish Brissy had a japanese bookstore - I'd go bonkers. Actually, it's probably a good thing we don't or I'd go broke. I haven't been to Sydney for ages so thanks for sharing the pics.

Pixie said...

Oh I just went to Sydney...oh, oh, oh, no crafty Japanese book discoveries for me. I knew it existed, but not where, and I forgot. Oh phooey. Ahh well, sounds like you had enuff fun for all of us!

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