Real Grass on the Sydney Harbour Bridge
How it all started
The NSW Government decided as part of the Crave Festival of Sydney, they would close the Sydney Harbour bridge to traffic and let 6000 lucky people have a picnic breakfast on the grass that they would put down on the bridge. It was a free event so you were not able to purchase tickets, you had to enter your details online and be put into a draw, then drawn out and hey presto.
Well one of our lovely friends managed to get drawn for 5 tickets, so she asked my sister, my brother in law, me and The Little Man to join her. WOW! how lucky were we?. As there were only 5 tickets my husband and the Little Miss had to stay behind oh well. The only downside was that the breakfast was from 6.30am to 8.30am as they couldn’t have the bridge closed in the middle of the day.
The morning of the Breakfast
As my sister lives closer to the city, we all had a sleep over at her house the night before, the little people were very excited about this. However they live in a very small 2 bedroom apartment, so it was a bit squishy but fun. We had to be up at 4.45am to get ourselves showered and dressed, the little man was a bit surprised by it all.
The conversation with the little Man went something like this
Me “Now we have to use our whispering voices this morning, as Daddy and little miss are still asleep”
LMan ” Why haft I”
Me ” Because it is very early in the morning”
LMan ” Why are we not sleeping?”
Me ” We are going to have breakfast on the big bridge”
LMan “Why haft I”
It just went on from there. We got the rest of our bits organised, with our picnic all in backpacks and we were off on an adventure!. We walked outside the apartment and the Little Mans face was a picture, “It is still dark” , I told him that it was early, I don’t think he realised just how early it was, 5.30am is pretty early. We drove so far and parked the car, then the adventure began. With our first walk across the Harbour bridge on the usual path, as the event entrance was at the other end. Next we stood in a very big long queue for about 15 mins, then it was on the bridge, where we normally drive!.
It was a really bizarre feeling, walking where there are normally cars, and lots of them. We kept walking and they had cherry blossoms, apples, real cows that you could pat, the little man liked that.
We were all allocated a picnic spot where we spread ourselves out and enjoyed our picnic breakfast. While we were enjoying our breakfast, they were handing out food to everyone, we got a loaf of bread, some raspberry jam, apples, yoghurt,a bag and a hat. What a bonus a free event, with giveaways, and the most wonderful view you could think of, what more could you ask for.
It was an extremely well organised event, I am very proud and happy to be one of the first to have enjoyed such a morning. A BIG thanks to our wonderful friend for choosing us to join her, you know who you are.. The Little Man enjoyed his morning and we will remember it every time we drive across the bridge.