These delightful sunny winters days are the best. It’s the perfect reason to get out and about and make it extra special by exploring somewhere new that you’ve never been before. On Saturday we decided to take Garth’s mum, who was visiting, for a drive. It was far too beautiful weather to stay inside. We decided to go to Denman for breakfast at Tartuka, a cafe that serves yummy coffee and Italian food. Then we wandered up the street to visit the local markets and peruse the many craft and food stalls. Hollydene has been on our ‘must visit list’ for quite some time. Seeing as though we were enjoying the day and soaking up the sunshine we decided it was the perfect occasion to visit and try it out. It had such a great atmosphere filled with lots of happy chatter from other diners who were out enjoying their leisurely Saturday afternoon like ourselves. Looking out over the vineyards as we enjoyed our delicious meals I couldn’t help but notice the cute chairs scatted around the manicured lawns just begging to be sat on while enjoying a coffee, I think we might need to plan another visit soon and make that happen. I am so grateful for the wonderful area that we live. It continues to amaze me the beautiful places that surrounds us.
The weekend started off with an absolutely stunning drive watching the sunrise over the rolling hills. It was picture perfect and definitely made the early start worthwhile! After meeting up with friends and being handed a fresh hot pie for breakfast we set off along exploring the back roads to our destination, Chichester State Forest. We managed to spend about 8 hours driving with only a few km’s on a main road (which was a detour for the essential morning coffee stop). Once we got to the State forest there was no shortage of tracks to be driven, mud puddles to drive through and collapsed bridges to cross. It was a fantastic weekend enjoyed with great friends.