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!!!

Saturday, August 22, 2009

Please...can we have some more?...Respite that is!!!



We both...DH and I...have had a lovely relaxing time just doing 'normal' things while JoJo was off on respite last weekend...Here is the bus that she went on... After that we quickly hot-footed it off to Berry not too far away from JoJo's pick-up point...Berry is the most charming little place...antique shops...cafes...a gorgeous Needlework shop...so with this post I thought I would show you some of the places we saw...

Started off with a nice salad on this lively table...

This lovely welcoming staircase in one of the shops...



Just a verandah on the Pub we thought...until we looked up at the awning...

and found this old banner for a Lloyd Rees and Brett Whiteley Exhibition...These gents are 2
of Australia's most prominent Painters...

And how gorgeous is this shop front...covered in ivy!!!

The Berry Dance Studio...nice and rustic!!!

Another stop along the way at Milton found us at a cafe with this blackboard sign...and how could we resist!!! A cup of hot chocolate...70% with chilli in it...just like the one made in one of my favourite Movies...Chocolat starring Juliette Binoche...who by the way wears the most exquisite shoes in the movie...Also starring is the gorgeous Johnny Depp as a dashing Pirate!!!

We had this very special treat behind these windows...and the sign is dead right!!!

And the most interesting of vintage cars...A Willys Jeep 1955 by Chrysler...at first sight it appears green...

From another angle a rusty colour...then gold...

another shade of green...then purple...all in all I counted 8 different shades!!!
Vintage cars are a favourite of mine...

And check this out...a mirror with a few Crowns around it...how could Queen of the Armchair not have it!!! Hubby said...okay you'll have to have that for you!!!

Just a few pics here...I'll be back in a few days with more of 'our time'...
Until then...enjoy your Sunday!!!

21 comments:

Kath said...

Lovely photos! I'm so happy that you're having a relaxing time. I'm sure Jo-jo is loving her little adventure too. My husband is home from his trip, so I guess you and I are both "all loved up" this weekend :D Enjoy every minute, love Kath

The Faerie Queen said...

Beautiful photoz, Hope you both really enjoyed yourselves. hugz xxx

Micki said...

I am so happy for you and your hubby for all the wonderful activities and places that you went to this weekend! You must have had such a peaceful and romantic time!
Joe and I are enjoying a restful weekend too!
Hugs,
Micki

Mildred said...

I enjoy seeing the places you visited and dined at. It all looks so beautiful and fun. So happy that you two got to have some valuable leisure time together. Can't wait to see more pictures.ble

Maree: said...

Thanks for sharing Berry...love that town haven't been there for ages...Glad you had some Me Time..
cheers

Bev C said...

Oh Dzintra, that chocolate sign is so enticing. That car was amazing too.Berry looks an enchanting place,thanks for the tour. Have a fantastic Sunday too.

Cattinka said...

It looks like you are havein a wonderful time. I´m happy for you.
KATRIN W.

Fer said...

What a great outing. The NSW coast is somewhere I'd love to take in at my leisure. One day!

The mirror is gorgeous, I can't blame you for not passing by it!

Alice's Aunt said...

So glad you had a lovely little holiday.

You said that you didn't find my 'Alice's Aunt' blog listed on my 'Aunt Amelia's Attic' Profile page. That's right, it isn't. I have separate listing, Profile Pages, etc. -- for them.

Because my 'Aunt Amelia' personna is not my 'Alice's Aunt' personna. :-)

But I'm glad you found 'Alice's Aunt,' since you wanted to do so.

'Alice's Aunt' ^_^

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

Looks like you and DH have had a lovely time in this charming town named Berry.
If you hang the mirror at just the right height you shall be able to gaze into it and see the crown atop your head. Perfect for the Queen of the Armchair.
Have a wonderful week and enjoy your prelude to Spring.
xo Susan

a good yarn said...

I do love Berry!

Notjustnat said...

What fantastic time you would have had? You didn't mentioned any of this when we met!!! I have never been to Berry for all the time we lived in NSW. It looks terrific. I am so glad you had a great time doing the normal things. Hugs Nat

Serena said...

I'm so thankful you got to have a wonderful getaway! They are necessary for sure! Thank you for sharing and posting about it! Lovely photos.

Sandi said...

A brilliant day out for both of you. Great photos. I love Berry - I want to go back there sometime.

A Thousand Clapping Hands said...

What a great day out. I love your photos and that mirror is just the perfect thing for you. Maybe some day I'll visit you there and we'll have a natter. (Didn't I learn quick?) Ha!
Catherine xx

Clarity said...

Dzintra, so lovely to have you visit and to discover a tour of your charming town. I think the ivy-covered shop is so pretty as is enticing the chocolate and chilli - yumm, when you told me about it, my taste buds had a dream.

RitaGri said...

Priecājos, ka esam šeit iepazinušās!sekošu ar prieku tavam blogam. Un vēlu veiksmi latviešu valodas apgūšanā!
Visu labu!Rita

Simone de Klerk said...

What a wonderful post, dear Dzintra! So nice to see the places you visited.
And how very sweet of Gundars to buy you that wonderful queen's mirrow. Spiegeltje, spiegeltje aan de wand - wie is het mooiste in dit land? That will definitely be you (O:

VancityAllie said...

Awww how rustic! I absolutely love the places you two got to. All the photos are darling.

That ivy on the shop is GORGEOUS!

bluebird-lyn said...

Hello Dzintra, glad you had a good break....some lovely pics of Berry...thank you...Warm Regards Lyn

Margaret said...

Sounds like a wonderful time , Love the mirror.

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