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Sydney’s Bondi Beach, New Year’s Eve and Opera House

Forget the Sydney Opera House, Bondi Beach and even the thrill of being in this stunning city during the famous New Year’s Eve fireworks. It’s a celebrity sighting that got my daughter’s vote. “I’ve just seen ‘Stretch’ from The Fantastic Four and he said hello!” she beamed, hardly able to contain her glee at seeing her first real celebrity face to face. I have to feel a tad sorry for the said celebrity (Ioan Gruffudd is his name for those out of the loop). Here he was, innocently enjoying the spoils of Aus on a remote little hideaway only accessible by boat, and he comes face to face with a fan. In the flesh, I have to say, he passed for any other fun-loving tourist pumping up a tube for his young sons to be towed behind a boat – and to his credit, he was amiable and appeared quite happy to be accosted by yet another star struck female. More of a challenge was finding Australian poet, Dorothea Mackellar’s (‘I love a sunburnt country, …