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Photo Diary: Berrima ♡

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I can’t believe it’s already Sunday. Just a second ago I swear it was Friday afternoon and I was thinking yay weekend, which means relaxation time! Strangely come every Sunday evening, I never seem to be in a truly relaxed state. Maybe I need more massages. Or maybe more long weekend getaways such as the previous one at the Southern Highlands. 

These are the last lot of photos I want to show you from that trip, and my most favourite of all too. It was the first day and we had just driven down around noon from Sydney. Although we had booked accommodation for the night in Bowral, we were passing through the smaller town of Berrima and decided it would be worth taking a look at it before we reached our destination. Plus, Gareth being the restaurant geek that he is, had already picked a place out for lunch and it turned out to be in Berrima, so you know.. we just had to stop over :)

Lunch was magnificent at Eschalot Restaurant, truly deserving of its One Hatted status and many other prizes. Service was great, décor very homely but polished and the food scrumptious! I found it rather hard to walk after that…

Special mention goes to The Little Hand-Stirred Jam Shop which had an enormous array of honeys (my favourite!), jams and various other condiments. I couldn’t resist getting some honey, particularly the Bullio Bush Honey which is specific to the area (I’ve tasted it already and I can’t explain it, but it’s just so good and doesn’t taste like the usual Capilano honey I buy at Woolies/Coles).

The other special mention goes to nature, the trees and the sun. No, I’m not a hippie, (although if I got to pick any period of time to live in, it would be the late 60s), but I do love taking photos at sunset, when the light is just perfect. It just so happened to be this time of day when we were strolling about the town. It was very peaceful, hardly a car on the road, and being a small regional town, not too much hustling and bustling. Just what we needed.

Photos 1-4 at Eschalot Restaurant: ceiling décor, risotto, pannacotta, wine

Photo 5: A furry friend at the entrance to one of the shops

Photos 6-8 at The Little Hand-Stirred Jam Shop: honey, entrance, chilli/vinegar

Photos 9-11: a mix of man made architecture & nature

Photos 12-14: me amongst the leaves and sunshine! Special thanks to Gareth for the two photos of me!

Photo Diary: Fitzroy Falls

A major highlight of the trip down south to the Highlands was the trek around Fitzroy Falls towards the end of the trip. We figured it made a lot of sense to check it out since it was just a short drive away from Bowral.

The weather held up which was splendid, which made it perfect for taking pictures… although I now notice how chilly I look in that photo! Good work I had my finished snood scarf to snuggle into to keep myself warm, right! :)

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Special credit goes to Gareth for that photo of me looking like I’m about to freeze! 

Snippet of the South
The long weekend is over and I went back to work today, how was your break?
I had a charming and relaxing time across two days down south around the region known as the Southern Highlands in NSW, approx 2hrs drive from Sydney. We stopped by and took in the sights and tastes around the quaint towns of Berrima, Bowral (where we stayed over night), Fitzroy Falls, Robertson and Moss Vale. They’re all very small towns - Bowral would have been the largest, but all very rustic and peaceful - just the perfect dose of nature on a weekend away!
I took a pile of photos so some photo diaries are up next soon on the blog, but before I go to bed tonight, I couldn’t resist posting one of my favourite shots. A pretty banksia basking under the sunlight in Fitzroy Falls. It pretty much captures the natural light and ambience of the region and of my weekend :)

Snippet of the South

The long weekend is over and I went back to work today, how was your break?

I had a charming and relaxing time across two days down south around the region known as the Southern Highlands in NSW, approx 2hrs drive from Sydney. We stopped by and took in the sights and tastes around the quaint towns of Berrima, Bowral (where we stayed over night), Fitzroy Falls, Robertson and Moss Vale. They’re all very small towns - Bowral would have been the largest, but all very rustic and peaceful - just the perfect dose of nature on a weekend away!

I took a pile of photos so some photo diaries are up next soon on the blog, but before I go to bed tonight, I couldn’t resist posting one of my favourite shots. A pretty banksia basking under the sunlight in Fitzroy Falls. It pretty much captures the natural light and ambience of the region and of my weekend :)