This blog is all about me......I come here for respite in between caring for JoJo (our Daughter who has Special Needs)......I am addicted to starting new projects......I am becoming a fabric-a-holic... I love to try out recipes... take a beach walk and breathe in that salty blue air......love to have coffee...sip a glass of champagne......read a book......I am Queen of the Armchair and am inspired by all the wonderful blogs out there!!!

Friday, August 28, 2009

Pics From OUR WEEKEND...continued from last post!!!

Hi there...hope you are all having a lovely weekend...

This post will mainly be visual...more pics of our weekend of respite recently...On Sunday morning we thought...let's go out for lunch...after having been home on Saturday just relaxing...enjoying and doing some little things around the house plus some stitching!!!
I love to stitch when I have a little time...along with some incense...or a scented candle...and of course some nice music!!!

Photo above is the entrance to our favourite Restaurant "On The Pier" which is also a Seafood Restaurant...set by the banks of the Clyde River...here on Australia's South Coast...


It was a cloudy day...but that's okay the food was still delicious!!!

Looking upriver...
Rising in the rugged coastal mountain ranges, the river system flows south through spectacular mountain regions, through three National Parks and no less than ten State Forests in the Clyde Valley, widening into a broad, navigable estuary and finally reaching the Pacific Ocean at Batemans Bay after a journey of around 125 kms.


It is one of the last major rivers in Eastern Australia that remains undammed.
The Clyde has the cleanest, least polluted waters of any major river in Eastern Australia...


Many Restaurants source their Sydney Rock Oysters from the Clyde...

Now for a bit of lunch...
Hubby's choice...Flathead Fillets with a Mango Salad...

Fat Chips and Aioli...


I chose Scallops wrapped in Proscuitto...with Pork Belly in a salad...
Scallops would have to be my all time favourite seafood...
and I just love Pork Belly!!!

Hubby's Dessert...Baclava Pastry and Poached Honey Pear...

Mine was Rocky Road Semi-freddo...warm Chocolate Fudge Sauce and Lemon Ricotta Pastries....all very delicious!!!

Afterwards a little stroll around the banks of the River...

Many Wedding Receptions are held here...
Dining is also on the little extension above...
it all looks just so romantic...especially at night with lights around!!!

On Monday morning we headed up the Coast to collect our JoJo...
but couldn't resist a cafe latte at Ulladulla overlooking the river there...

Further up the road a Patchwork Shop...the Jukejema Quilting and Patchwork Shop...
Some of the lovely samples above...

A lovely Friendship Verse...

And the shopfront...

We had a lovely weekend as you can see from these pics and from the last post pics...
We thoroughly enjoyed ourselves...and are looking forward to perhaps another holiday for JoJo next year...this just so allowed us to re-charge...and take a break from the continual job of Caring!!!
And if it sounds as though we did a lot of eating and drinking...we sure did!!!
Till next post...Happy Stitching...Happy Reading and enjoy all that you do...Dzintra Ingrid

24 comments:

Mildred said...

What a magical place to dine. The view, the seafood and especially the dessert look wonderful. What a delightful patchwork shop also. In the day to day business of caregiving, it's easy to forget that getaways like these exist. Glad you had the chance to visit.

Kath said...

I'm so happy that you feel the benefit of some down-time. The food in this post looks divine, I could feel the calories flying out of my computer screen ha ha. That's what a break is all about, indulging and relaxing- perfect! love Kath

Kimonos and Sushi said...

Always a pleasure reading your posts. Mmm you did indeed a have a lovely weekend.
Andrea

Stina said...

Oh my...lovely food and desserts... and then a quiltshop... Glad you are enjoying your time!!!

Cattinka said...

The pictures of the samples you took at the patchwork shop look sooo nice! Did you buy something there? Alltogether you must have had a great weekend, I´m happy for you but I have to admit I envy you just a tiny bit also.
KATRIN W.

The Faerie Queen said...

What lovely photos, oh and the food, my mouth is watering already just looking. Glad you enjoyed your break, It looks like such a wonderful place. hugz xxx

Notjustnat said...

Lovely pics and yummie food!!! Will be back - Hugs Nat

Fer said...

What a lovely time!

You're right, scallops wrapped in prosciutto is a perfect combination. I do this a fair bit with them on the barbeque in summer.... yum!!

bluebird-lyn said...

Ahh Dzintra, loved your pics especially the scallops....glad you enjoyed your respite time...hugs lyn

Simone de Klerk said...

Wow, Dzintra, you definitely had a wonderful weekend. The pictures of the food you had, make me hungry! And what a wonderful quiltshop you were able to visit!

Sea Angels said...

Wow How very beautiful and the food looks so delicious.
Your blog looks amazing really pretty.
Hugs Lynn xxxx

Bev C said...

Dzintra, extra special memories there. Doesn't that food and patchwork look enticing. Loved the sign you took a photo of. Happy days.

DAWNIE said...

Glad to see you managed a quilt shop to top your day off. Such lovely and peaceful pics - lovely area.

vicki archer said...

I am so happy you had a wonderful time...it looks pretty delicious to me, xv.

Shiree said...

what wonderful scenery, i am sure you must have had a wonderful time, and what an amazing looking quilt shop, such a good holiday weekend find!

a good yarn said...

My word, what a fantastic way to sepnd a weekend. Makes me want to jump in the car and take a holiday. Glad you enjoyed the break. Ann :)

Granny Lyn said...

what delights!! both the little town and the food!! what a beautiful week you must have had!

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...Miss...Maddie's... said...

The harbour looks beautiful from your vantage point.
The food screams yummy too.
Hope all is well D in the land down under.
xo Susan

Sandi said...

What a beautiful restaurant to visit, the views, the FOOD, the atmosphere. Great photos!
And the quilt shop looks wonderful to visit.
Glad you both had a relaxing weekend.

Clarity said...

Your riverside restaurant looks beautiful, even on a cloudy day, so tempting.

I must admit the fish dish and your dessert made me peckish. As for scallops I like themn au naturel.

What a lovely place you live in, I'm glad you had a break together.. even the soft music and scented candle combo appeals greatly :)

clare's craftroom said...

What great photos , how nice to see you had such a good time .

Millie said...

Dzintra, I've just had a chance to catch up on your last 2 posts. What a treat it was to read of the lovely relaxing time you & DH have just had. I'm so glad you did lots of eating & drinking, that's what these weekends are for. And that flathead looked superb! Hope you don't have to wait so long for another respite break, but it must be good to have our girl back home with you again.
Millie ^_^

A Thousand Clapping Hands said...

Hi D -
You certainly know how to dine! I'm so glad you got to have those leisurely days together. We all need to be pampered in order to recharge a bit.
I am so hungry, but I am going to pop over and visit your food blog which I can't believe I haven't visited yet.
Your winter theme here really throws me. I just can't imagine it!
Love to you,
Catherine

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