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A weekend away with my friend of thirty-nine years!!

Image 37Last year my friend Tracey leased a lovely little home in the southern highlands of New South Wales, which is about a two hour drive from Canberra, and invited me to visit her for the weekend.  The home has two bedrooms and a newly renovated bathroom and kitchen.  The gardens are just gorgeous with a small pond and waterfall.Image 60Image 59After I arrived and Tracey had shown me around the garden and house, we took her dog Laddie for a walk up the laneway and back – a nice little walk in the countryside which takes about half an hour or so.  For the next two mornings, I would get up early and do this same walk with Laddie.  He really loves his walks and is fine to walk off the lead [unlike my furry babies].Image 55Image 58Along our walk there were beautiful meadows containing many cows…so lovely to see the countryside and take in its smells; good and bad!!Image 34Image 61Image 36The views in the early morning and late afternoon were particularly beautiful…Image 56Image 54Image 53One morning we went to the local markets where we both bought some locally made jams and condiments followed by a drive to the local village of Fitzroy Falls where within the bushland you will see a beautiful 81 metre waterfall.Image 41Image 48Image 47There are also some stunning cliff face views and mountain scenery along the way; not a place I think you would want to get lost…Image 45Image 42Image 39And some interesting Australian bushes [being shown off by Tracey all rugged up for the cold weather].Image 50On our way home we stopped off at a local supermarket which sold great home made soups, desserts, biscuits, jams, pickles etc and bought up a storm both to eat that evening and for us both to take home!