Today I am 52. Kept it quiet, but funnily enough another colleague Elsa (from Indonesia) also had a birthday today and she was quite vocal about it. So we lined up for a photo and I sheepishly put up my hand and confessed all. That's Elsa on my right in the front.
So more strategising and then a quick look round the MCA's Anish Kapoor exhibition (impressive, but...) before takling a ferry across the harbour for a team dinner with some assorted Aussie arts contacts thrown in. Got to say, the food here is amazing. I'm no expert, but there's something about it - its freshness, imaginative ingredients, fabulous taste. Same goes for our packed lunches and the hotel breakfasts. And Lisa from the Sydney office got a fantastic deal.
Bloated, a bunch of us decided to walk back over the Harbour Bridge. What an amazing thing it is, constructed in 1932 by the same Middlesbrough company that built the Tyne Bridge between Newcastle and Gateshead. As we looked west over the harbour, it was difficult to imagine a more beautiful setting for a city.