We went on a small adventure on the weekend. Myself and Mason and Eloise caught the train to Springwood, in the Blue Mountains (west of Sydney). My daughter Tara-Lea (25yo) picked us up and we had a 'sleep over' at her home.
On Saturday morning we dawdled down the main street of Springwood and back again. We passed an amazing Banksia Tree. Look at these beauties - they were almost 30cm each in length! My daughter was a little concerned (and embarressed) that I looked like a tourist, No, just an appreciator of beauty I corrected.
We also visited the local Make, Bake it or Grow it markets - The Springwood Community IVY Market (on every second Saturday February to December).
This is where I purchased this oh-so-adorable knitted hedgehog.
We also purchased some new clothes for Eloise's baby-boy doll, Kai. He had come along for the adventure and was not suitably attired for the cold weather, so we bought him a knitted hat and scarf, and a fleecy tracksuit! Now he is warm, and ever so well-dressed.
Phillip picked us up after lunch, and we journeyed further on, over the mountains, to Oberon, to his brother and sister-in-laws' cute log cabin cottage - and we had a 'sleep over' there too!
On Sunday we had a long leisurely drive home - 5 1/2 hours - stopping at antique shops (got some more doilies Aunties!), playgrounds (for the kids) and then lunch in Leura. And I had a lovely nap in the car, I love sleeping in the warmth of a car on a winter's journey.