Tuesday, June 11, 2019

Long weekend vibes.

We just had the loveliest long weekend. 
It came at the perfect time when the extra day off was really appreciated! 

It was filled with a few of the boy's soccer games, lunches out, a browse through some nurseries which resulted in a couple of new plants coming home with me and a bushwalk at West Head.
The weather was perfect after a few days of rain in a row, it was great to be out and about in the sun.

I've popped up a few photos from our weekend .......

How was your weekend?
Hope it was a great one x

Friday, May 31, 2019

2 days in the Hunter Valley - my birthday 2019

This year I celebrated my birthday with 2 days in the Hunter Valley. 

Simon and I drove up on Sunday and arrived in time for lunch at Love Kitchen.
There were lots of amazing organic, vegan  + vegetarian options on the menu and I had the most delicious risotto for lunch. It was so lovely to sit and look out onto the vines enjoying the sunshine while we ate.

We then drove along stopping at a few wineries for a browse and a tasting here and there.

No visit to the Hunter Valley feels complete without a stop at The Smelly Cheese Shop so we popped in to grab a few bits n pieces to take back to our accommodation.

We stayed at The Woods again. We love the little cottage Blackwood. The fact that it is self contained, close to everything but still lots of space around makes it perfect for us. 

As it was quite a warm afternoon when we arrived we jumped into the heated pool for a soak as the sun set. Bliss! We decided to have a night in instead of going out for dinner. 
It was wine and nibbles instead.

The next day we had a sleep in and a leisurely breakfast at the cottage. Blackwood supplies delicious food for a hot or cold breakfast and it was lovely not to have to go out first thing.

 We walked around the grounds with lots of kangaroos watching on.

Around lunchtime we jumped in the car and drove around stopping at a few more wineries and breweries.We had lunch at the Matilda Bay brewery whilst tasting a few of their beers.

The weather was starting to turn with wild winds and rain so we headed back to Blackwood to light the fire and settle in for the afternoon. It was lovely to cosy up and watch the rain.

It was a lovely couple of days. So nice to take some time out of routine and recharge. 
I love a mini break to celebrate my birthday.

You can read about our last trip to the Hunter here

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