If you have never ventured to the Gippsland Lakes Region in Victoria in the south east of the state, it's time you did. It is truly beautiful. We stayed in Paynesville, from where it is just a two minute free ferry ride over to Raymond Island, where you will see koalas roaming wild.
Located just east of Geelong, in the settlement of Curlewis, making it a reasonable commute to Melbourne, this stunning church conversion is definitely worth considering. With bay views, 4 bedrooms, 3 living areas, a gorgeous kitchen and a huge garage spread across 2 acres, what a wonderful way to spend your days.
Because I'd rather contribute to the world travel fund, than spend upwards from $65 a head in a cafe on average food, purely because it's Mothers Day, we decided to picnic at Brooklyn on the big day. We did end up spending about $65, but
Be still my beating heart. 'Glenelg' is an original Queenslander, built in 1914 and named after the a family member of the original owner, who sadly perished in WW 1. Glenelg is a stunner and a beautiful window into Australian social history of a century ago.
This weekend past we attended the official opening of the West Head Army Battery on Sydney's Northern Beaches. What was terrific about walking through history last Saturday, was that there was a living link with the battery in attendance, by the name of Bluey Mercer.
Having served the community of Sutton Forrest in the Southern Highlands of NSW for over 100 years, this beautiful little public school is now for sale. She looks like she also once doubled as the local church, with her Gothic shaped doors and vestibule, which now serves as the school hat room.
I don't know about you, but I am addicted to chocolate. I seems I can go cold turkey on alcohol, coffee, pasta and potatoes, but if there is chocolate, I will find it and devour more than a recommended portion in one sitting, without batting an eyelid.
Well one thing is for sure, Justin Hemmes sure knows how to throw a party. Last time I was at the Newport Arms, or The Newport, as it is now officially known, you could have shot a cannon into the beer garden. What you would have hit, was a couple of tables of Bogans in singlets, slamming scooners and my kids playing in the sand pit, whilst intermittently downing chocolate milk shakes and over priced banana bread.
There are always a million things to do around The Beach House. I have no problem coming up with ideas for improving our house, but as a busy mum, it's just mustering the energy to execute them, that gets me every time.
To think these garden beds were beautifully coiffed when we bought the Beach House 11 or so years ago. A couple of babies later, which zapped all my energy for gardening and a husband who would rather sail on weekends than garden. Accordingly, they were a real mess.
Hi I'm Carolyn coming to you from a sweet little beach house on Sydney's Northern Beaches. Desire Empire is my passion and I love all things vintage, interiors, food, travel and family. Come and join me on my journey in paradise.