A Smaggle visit, a new mobile office and the summer begins

Mr & Mrs Romance - Insta Diary - 1 Title

It’s so good to see blue skies again over Sydney. We were away in Tasmania for the last short spell – all of 1 day – of good weather a week ago. But it looks like the sun’s here to stay. It’s still a bit too cold for a dip in this pool though.

This week has been a lot of fun though. A visit from our friend Carly from Smaggle.com as Mrs Romance and she get ready for the next Little Blog Big sessions, some great burger action, some killer sunsets and our top tips on how to find the ideal space for a mobile office.

Enjoy our latest Instagram Diary. It’s quite a pretty one this week.

Mr & Mrs Romance - Insta Diary - 2 burger night

We’ve made a new burger discovery! This is this week’s burger special at the East Village Hotel in Balmain. What you’re looking at is crispy 5 spice pork belly with hoisin, Asian slaw and Sriracha mayo.

This bad boy’s only $10 when you buy a drink, and it just so happens that the East Village has some great Aussie beers on tap.

Mr & Mrs Romance - Insta Diary - 2a visit from Smaggle

Now that the sun’s out at last, we’re taking advantage of a bit of outdoor blogging. Mrs Romance (feet on the right) and Carly from Smaggle.com (on the left) have found the perfect spot on the edge of Sydney Harbour. They’re busy getting everything ready for the Little Blog Big seminar they’ll be holding in Melbourne next weekend.

Click on the photo to go to the LBB site for more information.

Mr & Mrs Romance - Insta Diary - 3 fishing

I’m off to the city early this morning. These fishermen have been here all night. Not a bad spot to throw in a line.

[Ed. these guys were here all day – Mrs Romance saw them about 8 hours later.]

Mr & Mrs Romance - Insta Diary - 4 coffee at Euforia

We’ve taken an hour off to grab a coffee with Smaggle while she’s in Sydney. Love the tables at Euforia Cafe, especially as from here you get a view of the Harbour Bridge. The coffee’s not bad either!

Mr & Mrs Romance - Insta Diary - 5 lunch in the city MLC

How good do these choc strawberries look?! We found these the other day while we were exploring the MLC Centre’s new look. It’s the first revamp this food court – right in the heart of the city – has had in years and it’s looking really good.

The MLC Centre is also our new favourite place in the city to work when we’re away from the office. It’s got everything right there – including fast free wifi – and the food options here are excellent.

Check out our post on how to use the city your office here.

Mr & Mrs Romance - Insta Diary - 6 Friday feed

It’s a long weekend this weekend and Mrs Romance is getting her Friday off to the right kind of start. How good does this charcuterie plate from The Cottage Bar & Kitchen look? And I know from personal experience that those chips are absolutely superb.

Mr & Mrs Romance - Insta Diary - 7 night shot of Sydney

Tonight, Mrs Romance is having a play with some night photography. How pretty does the city look? She did this with our favourite blogging tool – our OM-D E-M10 Olympus camera. This was taken with a 2-second shutter speed and a very small aperture. Simple!

Mr & Mrs Romance - Insta Diary - 8 summer's first day

This weekend’s all about making the most of the sunny weather. Mrs Romance has pretty much summed it all up with this shot. A ferry ride and an ice cream by the harbour – you can’t get much better than that, can you?

Mr & Mrs Romance - Insta Diary - 8a Mrs R's sunset

I love these two shots Mrs Romance has taken. The one on the left is of the Anzac Bridge at sunset and the one on the right is the the following morning at sunrise.

Mr & Mrs Romance - Insta Diary - 9 sunrise

And this is my shot of the sunrise over the city today a bit further round from where Mrs Romance took her shot. Love the colours on the water.

Mr & Mrs Romance - Insta Diary - 50 LBB

Don’t miss out on your chance to see Mrs Romance and Smaggle in action at this season’s Little Blog Big. They’re running 4 one-day events in the four capital cities of the Australian east coast, Melbourne, Brisbane, Canberra and Sydney.

Grow your blog to its next level with these two masters of their trade. They’re also quite funny!

Mr & Mrs Romance - Insta Diary - 10 opera house

I’ll leave you this week with this cracker of a shot Mrs Romance took of the Opera House from the ferry into town. It’s a public holiday in New South Wales today, so if you’re enjoying a day off like us, have an excellent day. If you’re at work, we hope it’s not too busy for you and that Friday comes along nice and fast.

How has your week been? Tell us all about it in the comments!

Images by Mr and Mrs Romance via Instagram: @MrAndMrsRomance, @HairRomance, @Christina.Butcher – Mrs R’s Insta account and @AngryBastard of course!


  • Reply October 5, 2015

    Liz @ I Spy Plum Pie

    The view from your new digs is pretty spectacular! See you next weekend for some LBB action!

    • Reply October 8, 2015

      Mr Romance

      We’re pretty lucky, Liz, must say. Wish we were seeing each other at the weekend. Stupid flight prices. Next time though. And hopefully it won’t be too far away in the future either.

  • Absolutely stunning photos! Sydney really is just gorgeous.

    • Reply October 8, 2015

      Mr Romance

      Thanks Kat! :-)x She’s a lovely city, isn’t she?

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