Come Fly A Kite
Updated: Feb 26
Some days you just want to be kids again! Festival of the Winds, Bondi
This weekend we headed down to the beach to check out the Festival of the Winds kite festival in Bondi. I saw amazing pictures of this last year and had pencilled it in my diary to make sure I didn't miss it! I've lived here for 6 years now and there are still so many things I haven't done. I often hear about really fun events and activities after they've been. The great thing about this is it's on every year so if this is the first you've seen, don't forget about it next year.
We started the day with a good breakfast at Speedo's cafe in North Bondi. It was the first time I've been here and omg yum! Beautiful dishes, fair price point.When we arrived we spotted a queue out the door and our hearts sank as our bellies were rumbling but thankfully our trusty friends were early and had nabbed a seat for us - well guarded with their lives more like, they were getting the evil eyes for hogging a six seater for two people. Don't let this put you off brunching here, trust me you gotta queue everywhere for a decent breakkie in Sydney, but never for too long and it's always worth it.
From the cafe we couldn't see much kite action and were a little worried there wouldn't be many, but as soon as it hit 11am and we strolled down to the beach, the sky was a sudden wash of rainbows and it made me feel all warm and happy inside. We pulled out our kite and joined all the other "kids" and families on the beach. Sadly, we'd almost forgotten what to do and had to get tips from the mums and dads around us. They made it look so damn easy as we ran up and down the beach waving our arms around as everyone else didn't seem to move at all. We blamed the kite, rather than our skills!
The beach was full but comfortable and it was so lovely to see happy, smiling faces all around. It was also nice to see everyone getting involved, young and old. After we had succeeded in keeping the kite in the air for a sufficient amount of time, we wandered down to the other end of the beach where the professionals were; We could spot the famous huge whale all the way from the other end. After all that excitement we ended the day with an ice cream, because why not?! I got mint choc-chip of course. Next year I'm investing in a better kite, or maybe I'll make my own. Let me know if you want to come!
Love, Rachel Lilly x