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Aug 07 2012

High tea, champagne, jewelry and a didgeridoo

The Outdoorsy One and I went to high tea today at the Museum of Sydney. It’s been a while since we’ve had a Sunday lunch – somehow life seems to keep getting in the way. Too often, after working all week then doing housework on Saturday, by Sunday I just want to relax and maybe …

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Jun 24 2012

Spring follows winter – and it’s on its way

We’ve passed the winter solstice which means spring is on its way. To bring some winter cheer and remind us that it does come to an end, here are some photos of a trip we took to the Pilliga Scrub in spring when there was a mass of wildflowers. Whoever said that Australian wildflowers are …

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May 24 2012

From the cottage – Lovedale, Hunter Valley

A picture is worth a thousand words – so here are the pictures. Wirral Grange Cottage – we’ve already booked it again for next year. [slideshow]

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May 19 2012

To lunch or not to lunch at Lovedale

The Lovedale Long Lunch. A marketer’s dream. A leisurely stroll (well … bus trip) from one winery to another, having gourmet meals matched with fabulous wines. At least that’s the theory. We arrived here yesterday. Some of us from Sydney, some from Canberra. Those of us from Sydney arrived first. We checked into our accommodation …

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May 16 2012

Rabbit fur, but rabbit stew off the menu

Autumn is a great time to visit the southern highlands of NSW. Well, if you like autumn colours and don’t mind cold.  I hate cold, but I love the colours, and they make great photographs. And it didn’t hurt that there was a market on. So Sunday lunch this week was at Robertson. The Green …

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May 06 2012

Sunday lunch Scarborough Hotel

One of those perfect autumn Sundays – still and warm with a blue, blue sky. Obviously Sunday lunch had to be somewhere outdoors. When Doc finally surfaced late morning he looked at me and said “it’s a perfect day for a ride” as if a) we had a motor bike and b) he could ride …

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Apr 10 2012

Stuck in Cobar without parts

I’ve just discovered one of the drawbacks of living in a small country town. While Doc was trying to fix a water leak in the car on Sunday morning, he broke something else. Of course, it’s a part that’s essential to the running of the car so we can’t go anywhere until we get a …

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Apr 09 2012

Sunday lunch project – Cobar Easter Sunday 2012

Sunday lunch number three was in Cobar. And yes, I know that’s more than a couple of hours drive from Wollongong, but we’re up here visiting relatives for Easter. This time lunch was a family barbecue at a cousin’s property just outside town.

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Apr 08 2012

Life in a small country town

Like many rural towns across Australia Cobar has changed – and is continuing to change. Heavily reliant on mining (gold and copper) it’s subject to the ups and downs of the mining industry. If things are good the town booms, if commodity prices are down, so is the town. Things are good right now.

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Apr 06 2012

Swimming at the Newey – summertime in Cobar

We’ve been in Cobar for two days, and the weather is … SUMMER! And the summer you only get when you get away from the coast ­– hot, dry and still. I love it. The first time I came to Cobar I was 8 years old. I flew out on Ansett airlines with my older …

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