Sydney’s heatwave, a brand new small bar and the last Little Blog Big of 2015

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You can always tell when the Sydney summer’s really underway when sunsets start looking like this one. It’s the start of a week billed to have the second hottest November day in Sydney’s history. Thankfully though, the humidity’s mercifully very low.

This is the first full week we’ll have spent in Sydney in what seems forever, though that doesn’t mean it’s a quiet one.

We hope you enjoy our latest Instagram Diary.

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If this isn’t the most picture perfect example of Sydney in early summer, I don’t know what is. The jacaranda blossoms here are just so lovely. Mrs Romance and I are just on a walk around the suburb when we run into this little oasis.

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Mrs Romance is out and about again bright and early this morning. It’s another classic Sydney day on the Harbour. Almost impossible to get bored of this view!

Mr & Mrs Romance - Insta Diary - 5 icecream by the pool

The temperatures have really soared today – just as predicted. Thankfully, we’ve prepared for this situation and have got the ice creams in.

We’ve discovered that the new Connoisseur peanut butter and maple syrup ice creams are way better than new Magnum’s peanut butter effort. Very surprised and a little sad. We’ve been stalwart fans of Magnum ever since we first tried the Magnum almond years ago. I suppose variety is the spice of life and all that.

All I’m interested in is how bloody good this is tasting on what’s become a real scorcher!

Time for to work off those ice creams – I’ve put together a mini montage of our bomb work. Quite impressed with my sideways flipper – never tried this one before and it didn’t even hurt. Bonus!

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Tonight we’re excited to be checking out Sydney’s newest small bar. We’ve written about Goblin Café before, and the burger here is in our top 10 burgers of all time list, so we know we’re in for a treat. Owner-chef Eliot Ritchie has turned his café into Goblin Kitchen and Bar.

You can still get your breakfast and coffee fix here in the morning, but now it’s open from 5pm-10pm as well. We’ve had an amazing feast here and finished things off with this generous cheese board, which comes with toasted fig bread!

Check out our exclusive write-up of Goblin Kitchen and Bar here. What a scoop!

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Mrs Romance and Carly from are gearing up for the final Little Blog Big of 2015. It’s to be in Pyrmont in Sydney, and we’re really looking forward to getting into this one. There are even rumours that I’ll have a little spot in the sun during this one. What a treat for all of you who’ll be there.

Anyway, these excellent notebooks will be amongst the cool stuff everyone will be getting in their goodie bags for this session. They’re great, aren’t they?

If you haven’t got your LBB Sydney tickets yet – or if you want more information on how you can grow online, click here to go to the Little Blog Big blog!

Mr & Mrs Romance - Insta Diary - 9 cheers to the end of the heatwave

Wow! It’s been absolutely scorching today! With a high of 41.7°C, it’s the second hottest November day in Sydney’s history. We’re at Opera Bar – right on the water’s edge of the Sydney Opera House – saying goodbye to a couple of lovely friends who have come back over from the UK to visit. Hope they’ll be back again soon.

[ed. shortly after these beers went down, so did the sun – and with it the mercury. Temperatures plummeted down to 25°C! Looks like Sydney’s heatwave was mercifully short-lived.]

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Our ferry ride home from Opera Bar has done its job once again of reminding us what an amazing city we live in. Absolutely stunning.

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This morning – but not too early – we’re up to meet our awesome friend Tal for breakfast. It’s great to see her and catch up, but it’s even better to see my food arrive! My bacon plate (comes with egg, sourdough and crumbled fetta) is superb and the girls seem to be enjoying theirs too!

This is at Euforia Espresso, by the way. If you’re ever in Balmain, you should check it out.

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Our last message for this week comes from these two online geniuses making sure you’re ready for Little Blog Big Sydney. It’s less than 6 days away now, so make sure you get your ticket before they all go!

How was your week? Were you in Sydney for the apocalyptic heatwave? How did you cope? If you’re not in Sydney, how’s the weather down your way? Remember I’m English so I can talk about the weather for decades and not get bored!

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


  • Reply November 25, 2015

    Beth at

    Loving that pool pic! Classic. Windy as here today.

    • Reply November 26, 2015

      Mr Romance

      Heh heh! Loved doing those bombs, Beth! So much fun! Hope that wind calms down a bit for your weekend.

  • Sydney…beautiful as always.:)

    • Reply November 29, 2015

      Mr Romance

      Thank you, Kat. It was great to see you the other day by the way. Shame we couldn’t have spent a bit more time catching up – maybe next time. :-)x

  • Reply November 27, 2015


    The pool was definitely the place to be last week and over the weekend and bombs are the best way to get into the pool.

    • Reply November 29, 2015

      Mr Romance

      Absolutely, Jaylene! Bombs are the best – especially on roasting hot days!

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