Tuesday, April 10, 2012

The Colours of Autumn ~ Blackheath

It's Autumn in Blackheath ~ the most vibrant time of year.
 ~ Sigh as Mother Nature tries on her coat of cool climate colours ~

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Wednesday, January 11, 2012

Coachwood Glen ~ Inhale ~

So many spectacular experiences to be had in the beautiful Blue Mountains. You mustn't miss the magic of the drive through the Megalong Valley. Winding down, the winding road takes you past Mermaids Cave and Coachwood Glen ~ an unforgettable experience that will stay with you forever. The rainforest is alive with smells and sounds - towering trees and lush ferns that sway with the breeze, the trickle of small waterfalls that continue their trail along the valley floor. Green, green, everywhere and an incomparable sence of peace. Hear the call of the Whip Bird ~ http://youtu.be/2kXh5-mw0uU
 ~ Yep - sure sounds like Australia ♥ If only there were a way to let you smell the freshness of this air ♥
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Tuesday, November 29, 2011

The French Shoppe in Leura

Christmas shopping is a breeze at The French Shoppe in Leura ♥ Their exquisite products are sourced and imported directly from France ~ Traditional soaps from Marseille, Luxurious Bath products, Room Diffusers, Fine Perfumes, French Gifts, Handmade Bijoux Jewellery, exquisite Parisienne Umbrellas and deliciously scented Candles. A beautiful one stop Christmas shop that will make looking for presents a pleasure ♥

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Blackheath in Spring time

Photographs hardly justify the beauty. Seeing these flowers in full bloom overwhelms the senses. <3 There's nothing quite as beautiful as Blackheath in the spring <3

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Sunday, September 25, 2011

Visit The Megalong Valley Tearooms

Just a short drive out of Blackheath, down the winding road through the rainforest of The Megalong Valley you will arrive at the 50-year-family-owned Megalong Valley Tearooms. Nestled in a rural oasis beneath stunning sandstone escarpment, it is renowned for its Devonshire tea, home-made apple pies (my favourite!), delicious home-style cooking and good old fashioned country hospitality. It’s a must see/do while visiting Blackheath.
Smell that country air as you enjoy a superb home-cooked country breakfast of free range eggs, crispy bacon, mushrooms, home-grown tomatoes and their own recipe of home-made baked beans in the sprawling garden setting while horses and kangaroos graze in the open paddocks. On cooler days you can nestle into the warm cosy dining room beside the log fire and enjoy the real feel of old style country dining. Highly recommended  <3
Visit www.megalongtearooms.com/menu.php to view their menu and click on the History tab to read about how the Megalong Tearooms came to be.

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Friday, September 23, 2011

Blue Mountains Mystery Tours

Blue Mountains Mystery Tours offer spine chilling GHOST TOURS that take you behind the beautiful landscape and into some dark history with access to unique and secret locations. Explore haunted sites where ghosts, myths & legends are believed to reside. Visit:
·         Historic wells
·         The ghost of Mt Vic past (Lady in Black)
·         Abandoned cemetery
·         Convict graves
·         Convict stockade
·         Mystery sights
Come prepared ~ sturdy footwear (no thongs, high heels or sandals), warm jacket, hat, sunscreen, insect repellent, umbrella, camera/film & torch.
Tours operate Friday and Saturday nights ~  4 to 5 hours. Minimum numbers: four people
For more information http://www.bluemountainsmysterytours.com.au/
Book a date with Blue Mountains Mystery tours ~ WE DARE YOU ~ Mwahahaha!

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Thursday, September 1, 2011

Everything’s Apples at Logan Brae Orchards, Shipley Plateau, Blue Mountains

Ever eaten apples picked straight from the orchard? Crisp, juicy apples that are firm and fresh ~ the way good apples are supposed to be!  From Jonathans to Lady Williams, Delicious to Bonzas, the harvest is in by third generation farmer, Graham Jackson.
The freshly crushed Apple Juice is also a revelation. It’s pure, preservative free, almost clear in colour and so deliciously good! So why not drop by and stock up on Logan Brae apples, Logan Brae apple juice, delicious Apple Jelly Jam and Apple Blossom Honey ~ It’s the freshest that fresh can be <3 An apple a day ... :D 
Logan Brae Orchard
139 Shipley Road, Shipley Plateau
(via Blackheath) NSW 2785 Australia
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