Shangri La Vivid Kids surprise
awesome view from our room at the hotel, woauw, blown away by our view 270 degree view, but why am I here you ask, well, Jacqui wrote a really good piece from our last stay at the Shangri La hotel in Fiji and sent it in to the hotel and she won a letter of the month. th eprize being a 2 night stay at any of their Shangri La hotels around the world. This was nearly a year ago, and the prize expires soon, so what to do , fly to Fiji and enjoy a few free nights, or.... we surprise the kids as we found out from our stay here a few weeks ago duing fashion week, that the room is actually big enough as it has a separte room with a sofa bed, and the room in the prize is even bigger than the room we stayed in.
So we told the kids we were going to visit Kenny in Newcastle and stay for 2 nights, kids weren't too keen on staying at Kenny's for 2 nights ( sorry Bro ) even though we sold it them that Kenny had cable television and a heated swimming pool ( he doesn't...yet ) west view. So I'm now sitting here in the window bay of the room, looking for Jacqui's car to come across the bridge. I caught the bus in town for a meeting and then check in to the hotel, so the kids would be even more pissed that they have to drive into town first to pick me up before heading north to Newcastle but the game was up as soon as they pulled up in the hotel drive way and saw me standing there ( Jacqui told them I was in a meeting at the hotel ) needles to say, they were pretty stoked not to be going to visit Kenny to be staying at a 5 star hotel for 2 nights and then there is the added bonus that we staying here while Sydney's Vivid festival is on, so in the evening we all walked around the rocks taking in the luminated delights ( photos to come on Jacquis blog soon as I did not take any photos but shot some video instead ) and the next day we visited the Chinese Garden at Darling Harbour nice spot for a little walk and all the kids love the spaghetti at No Names