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Sunday, 11 December 2011

Weekend in the country...

Well, it's Sunday and the end of another weekend. The working week looms (boo), and just two weeks from today, it will be Christmas day.

To escape the craziness that life in the city is at this time of year, I was lucky to hang out with friends Malcolm and Marion at their country home in Mirboo North this weekend. 

It was a lovely weekend. With lots of highlights.

A photography shoot on Friday afternoon. (Mal is a photographer and I went along as he took group shots of seven cousins, as a Christmas gift for their grandparents).
The local Saturday Market.
A walk along the main street and a spot of shopping and bargain hunting.
A pavlova making lesson (thanks Marion).
A nest full of newly hatched chicks.
Watching Marion prepare sourdough loaves and the excitement as they rose between stages of kneading.
Smoochy cats and a long walk in the bush with the dogs.
An echidna.
A good thunderstorm and lots of rain.
Preparing and then sharing roast lamb together... followed by pavlova of course!
A game of scrabble, where I wasn't totally walloped.
Lots of fresh air, green fields, rolling hills and twisting roads for some fun driving.
Good company and lots of chat and laughs.

And last (but certainly not least) a new man in my life.

More pictures to follow tomorrow... right now, I'm going to bed. 
It's been a big weekend.


Nicky said...

Sounds like my kind of weekend! How lovely and fun-packed. I had to look up "echidna" - now that definitely sounds like my kind of fun!

Luhlahh said...

Every last bit of that sounds wonderful!

Red Hen (dette) said...

Sounds delightful!

Malcolm Garth said...

You didn't tell everyone that this is the view from our back gate...

one little acorn said...

Close Mal, but actually, this was the view from the road back into town. I do have a great shot from the back gate too though! Such a beautiful area.

one little acorn said...

Nicky, echidnas can be elusive little guys, though the last time I was visiting and we walked in the bush, we saw one then too. It's still exciting to see them in the wild.
This time, Lucy the dog was rather excited and actually stood on the top of it! It had already started to dig into the earth and so was not totally buried. Incredibly Lucy didn't get spiked.

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Great! sounds wonderful.=D