Monday, May 3, 2010

Weekend away town tour

We had a fantastic weekend away. Glen took Friday off work and we travelled down to our family's holiday house (a little old beach cottage) down the south coast on Thursday for three days. My parents are spending the week down there and it was so nice to chill out with them and have three other sets of hands help look after William. I think he's teething and he's very clingy so it was great to have a bit of a break from the 24/7 baby-toddler demands.

On Friday Mum and Dad looked after Will and Glen and I took a drive inland about an hour to a little town called 'Kangaroo Valley' for lunch and window shopping. I hadn't been there for years and Glen had never been, so it was nice to visit somewhere new together. It's a beautiful old historic town which is nestled in a valley surrounded by hills of gum trees and luscious almost rain forest type bush.

Here is the famous Kangaroo Valley stone bridge. Only one car fits across at a time and it feels very rickety with wooden planks below you. There are old buildings which are now shops and cafes. The town has a very colonial feel with an old court house, post office, pub, church and little school etc.

This shop above 'The Nostalgia Factory' was my absolute favourite. I could have spent the whole day in there with lots of antiques and collectibles, beautiful housewares and kids knitted clothes.

On the way back to the house we stopped at our usual day trip town of Berry. We always go to Berry and Glen and I got engaged at a little coffee plantation B&B there more than 7 years ago now!

I chose my Mother's Day present there at the greatest little sewing shop called 'Sew and Tell'. I won't tell you what I got (it's packed away till Sunday) but I'm very excited. I told Glen I could easily spend $1,000 at Sew and Tell so I think he was quite happy to have gotten out of there with just the one purchase :)

I hope that you also had a great weekend and enjoyed my little town tour!
Have a great start to the week,


  1. Sounds like a great weekend Janette! I like the sounds of those shops too!

  2. Oh I love KV (as we call it) friends of the family have the oldest cottages on the high street which they now rent out, did you see them? They're called the Loughmore cottages.

  3. What a perfect weekend Janette! Lovely that Will spent some lovely time with your parents and that you and Glen got to enjoy some time sightseeing! I love Berry and I can't wait to hear more about your Mothers Day present:) Hope you are having a wonderful Monday ~ Txx

  4. What a lovely weekend. I would love to come to the Nostalgia shop, it sounds just like my kind of place.

  5. It sounds like a lovely trip and beautiful photos. I spent a lot of time on the south coast when I lived in Wollongong. Two of my friends were keen surfers so we were up and down the coast all the time. It's one of my favourite places in Oz..Rxx

  6. Sounds like you had a lovely weekend away with your family. Kangaroo Valley looks like a really nice place and 'The Nostalgia Factory' sounds like somewhere I could spent a lot of time and money in too :) Can't wait to see your Mother's Day present. How exciting it will be the first one for us both! I can really relate to Will's teething and clinginess - sounds like he and Grace are at exactly the same point in time!! :)

  7. Oh I just love strolling through cutesy little towns like this. Window shopping & eating. It is so relaxing & especially good when you are child free & can really enjoy yourself! illy the cuddly x

    PS Enjoy that secret Mother's Day present!


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