The big move

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What a strange week it’s been. We’ve finally handed the keys over to our old apartment in so it’s goodbye to Surry Hills. This is our last sunset from this view.

We’ve got mixed emotions about leaving this spot. It’s been an incredible place to live; we’ve had some amazing times here. Parties, meals, visitors, starting businesses, planning travel… it’s all happened under this roof. We even got married while we were here.

But at the same time, we feel like we’ve out-grown and over-lived the space and it’s probably time to move on. We already love our new home and neighbourhood, which is lucky. Mrs Romance is going to miss Surry Hills more than me, which we’re surprised about.

It’s just a good job the rest of Sydney is just as Instagram worthy!

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The thing Mrs Romance is going to miss the most about Surry Hills is this place: Paramount Coffee Project. It is was our local cafe and they know our coffee orders off by heart, which is no mean feat for somewhere as busy and as cool as the PCP.

These blossoms are on our table while we’re enjoying our last breakfast here as locals.

Mr & Mrs Romance - Insta Diary - 2a rainy day

It’s a rainy old day in Sydney today. Perfect weather for kicking back and enjoying a few home comforts… unfortunately Mrs Romance has a very busy day ahead of her. Looks like I’ll have to do enough relaxing for the two of us. I think I’m up to the challenge!

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These pastries are from Baked Uprising in Newcastle. Sally and Jerome Scarborough from Scarborough Wines put them out for us to try while we were in the Hunter Valley visiting them last week. Now I can’t stop thinking about these delicious brioche style parcels of yum.

Might have to make another trip up to the Hunter again soon to eat more!

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This morning the clouds over the city are so low. Earlier Mrs Romance couldn’t even see Centrepoint Tower. Hope this means it’s going to be a nice day. We’re set for a busy weekend and it’d be a shame if it was as rainy as it was the other day.

Mr & Mrs Romance - Insta Diary - 4 fish shop burger

I don’t usually consider fish burgers to be in the same realm as regular burgers… but this has to be considered. We’re at Merivale’s Fish Shop in Potts Point for a farewell lunch with our mate Jess.

This burger is something else – I can’t tell whether it’s the crispy crumbed fish, the smoky bacon, the chilli punch from the jalapeno or the bun that’s so soft, I’ve put my thumb through the top when I picked it up. Whatever it is, this is worth coming here on its own.

And the chips they do here take me back to the Old Dart, which is praise indeed!

Mr & Mrs Romance - Insta Diary - 5 Harbour Bridge sunset

We’re back out on the ferry tonight making the most of the Super Sunday public transport deal Sydney does. $2.50 for unlimited metropolitan travel! Love that!

The sunset through the Harbour Bridge and the water down at Circular Quay is just stunning!

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And so ends another frantic week and busy weekend. Our friend’s cat Kizmet, who’s featured on previous Instagram Diaries – is clearly feeling the strain too. She fell asleep on her nose!

Hope your weekend’s been a good one. Tell us what you’ve been up to 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 September 8, 2015


    Congrats on the move you guys! The new place looks awesome, but I can’t help but feel it’s the end of an era!

    • Reply September 10, 2015

      Mr Romance

      Thanks Sara-May. I know what you mean – and it really is an era. 10 years we were in SH! Crazy huh? I suppose the way we’re looking at it is not so much as the end of an old era but the start of a new one. Very zen, isn’t it? Lol!

  • Happy new home! Hope you’re loving your new pad and the new hood!

    • Reply September 10, 2015

      Mr Romance

      Thanks Sammie! Can’t wait to get you guys over – just looking for the closest dumpling lure now! 😉

  • Reply September 8, 2015

    Nikki @ Styling You

    Happy house moving – hope you settle in soon and someone knows your coffee order as well as Paramount x

    • Reply September 10, 2015

      Mr Romance

      Thanks Nikki! It’s only a matter of time… and Mrs Romance already has someone who knows her drinks order off by heart [points sadly at himself].

  • Reply September 8, 2015

    Sonia from Sonia Styling

    Can’t wait to come over and check out the new digs! That view looks amazing. x

    • Reply September 10, 2015

      Mr Romance

      Defo, Sonia. I think you’ll like this one. Thanks for organising your invitation for us by the way. Sped things up micely! 😉

  • Ooh good luck with the move and the next exciting chapter in your lives. Exciting times ahead.:)

    • Reply September 10, 2015

      Mr Romance

      Thanks Kat. Think we could’ve done with your organisational skills here though. Still got a few boxes we’re not sure what to do with!

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