Tuesday, January 21, 2014

A short break away to.....

celebrate our 41st wedding anniversary is what hubs and I have been up to for the last 3 days.    We decided to mark the occasion by heading up to our favourite mountain town Leura and checked into the Fairmont for a few days of luxury and pampering.   On our day of arrival we had summer and enjoyed strolling around the village

Checked into our hotel and enjoyed a swim in the pool

Walked around the lovely grounds enjoying the gardens
Had a pre-dinner nibble and drink in our courtyard

Day two we woke early and headed off to the Three Sisters before the crowds arrived to be greeted by a rather heavy fog
After walking around the area we headed back to our "digs" for a swim, then breakfast and by that time the fog had lifted.    The same Three Sisters - minus the fog - taken from Scenic Railway.

By now the sun had come out and we enjoyed wandering around country lanes

Met up with one of the local lads whilst he was enjoying the view from his room
By this time the weather had turned from summer to what could be described as"mild winter" with drizzle so we headed back to the hotel and enjoyed a glass of champers inside the room instead of in the courtyard.

The drizzle kept up all night and we woke to this
After many visits to the mountains over the years we always go prepared with clothes for all seasons and brollies.  

While away I also took the opportunity to call into some quilt shops and I bought a lovely piece of fabric to make myself a messenger style bag.    Hopefully I will get that done by the end of the week and be back with some piccies real soon.  

In the meantime happy sewing.


secondhandrose said...

Leura looks absolutely beautiful. Happy Anniversary to you and your DH, that is a real achievement!
Looking forward to seeing your messenger bag.

Ondrea said...

Such a beautiful place to relax in. The pics are lovely and make me feel cool and serene. I hope you can relax at home now.

Ondrea said...

The scenery looks lovely and relaxing. Hope you can continue to relax at home now.

Liz said...

Congratulations to you and your hubby. Leura is a lovely place. Looks so lush.. The resort looks nice. We used to go to the 3 sisters for school camps, many years ago.