Category Archives: On the Weekend

Exploring new places

Hollydeen 10 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.  Hollydeen 1 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. Hollydeen 5 Hollydeen 2 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. Hollydeen 3 Hollydeen 7 Hollydeen 4 Hollydeen 8 Hollydeen 6 I am so grateful for the wonderful area that we live. It continues to amaze me the beautiful places that surrounds us.

Have you explored somewhere new recently? Did you enjoy the experience? Hollydeen 9I best go clean my camera lens right away! Clear blue skies can make the dirty specks really stand out!

38 ½ weeks + Coffee Date

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Counting the days now instead of the weeks.

Treasuring the moments alone with my husband while it’s just the two of us.

Bags all packed. Baby room ready. Now to keep busy with the projects buzzing in my head (with lots of rest in between) till baby decides he’s ready to face the world.

Market Stall + Mother’s Day

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On the weekend our town celebrated the 2014 Horse Festival with its annual street parade followed by the Grammar School Fete. It’s one of those days where everyone comes out to enjoy the many activities about town with their friends and family.

This is my third year of having my products for sale at the markets. My stall display and products have changed over the years, but the energetic crowds of people that surround the street have continued to create the same buzz year after year.

A big thank you to everyone who purchased jewellery and flowers and I hope there were a lot of happy Mum’s waking up to a pretty bunch of paper roses for Mother’s Day!

Mother's Day | MikaelaBethHappy belated Mother’s Day to my gorgeous Mum!


Camping at Knorrit Flat

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On the weekend we explored a part of the country we had never been before. We started the weekend by attending the ANZAC Day Dawn Service before hitting the road to get to our destination. We stayed at the Knorrit Flat Riverside Retreat, a beautiful place to camp on luscious green grass alongside a flowing river, tubes are available  and get a lift upstream and float back down to the campsite (although there were plenty of swimmers this weekend it was a bit too chilly to get me in the water!). There was plenty of 4wding to be done, with lots of fallen trees to remove off the track, plus plenty of time to relax and connect with the friends we were with.

At 35 weeks pregnant it most likely was the final camping trip as just the two of us! I am looking forward to the new adventures we will have as a family of three.

Chichester State Forest Camping Trip

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Chichester Camping Trip CollageChichester State Forest Camping Trip 004 Chichester State Forest Camping Trip 005 Chichester State Forest Camping Trip 006 Chichester State Forest Camping Trip 007The 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.