Monday, September 26, 2005

My "Local"

At my door step is Charring Cross shopping centre, a lovely little place with all the immediate necessities. A place to buy milk and bread, a take away coffee, a pie from the bakery, daily newspaper.

The best pub in the eastern suburbs - I share this opinion with many locals who frequent "The Robin Hood Hotel".

The Robin Hood Hotel is on the corner of Bronte Road and Carrington Road. Not to be mistaken for the Charring Cross Hotel on the corner of Carrington Road and Victoria, although a fair pub, it's slightly more sport oriented.

When stopped at the traffic lights any passer by will observe the following 2 signs:

Robin Hood Hotel

$5 Steak

Charring Cross Hotel

$10 Steak

Hmmmm.... Hard one to pick which to attend!

A girlfriend and I decided to wander up to our local for a $5 steak, with mash potatoes and creamy mushroom sauce (the sauce if 50 cents extra - how CUTE!) There is no need for a mathematical equation to work out the cheap meals like many of the other Sydney pubs. $5 meals every night for dinner and lunch Friday to Sunday.

We watched the Rubgy League finals game Tigers v Dragons on the BIG screen at our table. Every time we have been up there we get the same table, except on another big sporting occasion.

The Hood is relaxing, anyone can easily feel at home there. Comfortable chairs, friendly bar staff, the great $5 steak, the locals!

Trivia night on Tuesday night is on my to do list.

Friday, September 23, 2005

My Streets

Albion Street

Bronte Road

Carrington Road

Oxford Street

Darley Road

Wednesday, September 14, 2005

Sydney's Eastern Suburbs is my home

Thanks to my wonderful friend Julia who started 5 Streets, she has inspired me to let the world know about my surrounding area.

I have taken the entire Eastern Suburbs of Sydney under my umbrella as I consider this beautiful peninsular my home.

I live in Waverely, have for the past 12 years or so. I love it here, so close to Bronte Beach, shopping at WBJ within walking distance, Centennial Park 2 blocks away - well, through Queens Park and plenty of local pubs.

I have a view from my kitchen window all the way to the Blue Mountains (on a clear day) and if I jump on my bed I have "ocean glimpses".

Beautiful. Wonderful. Exciting Sydney.