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A spa weekend away with girlfriends

fullsizeoutput_362Earlier this year, three of my good friends and I drove just under two hours from my home in Canberra to Bundanoon which is a small country town in New South Wales.  My friend Natalie had told us about this great place where we could go and have facials/massages and take country walks…so one Saturday off we all drove.

We arrived at a winding driveway which took us up to the main accomodation where we checked in and registered for exercise classes and treatments.Image 36fullsizeoutput_380We started off with some beauty treatments and then a couple of us took a walk around the gardens which really were quite lovely and so well maintained.fullsizeoutput_37ffullsizeoutput_37eImage 51fullsizeoutput_37aAll meals were included and the food was excellent.   Lunch was a buffet with a variety of dishes from Mexican bean casserole, to vegetable dahl and tofu stirfry served with a variety of salads, fresh wholemeal damper [absolutely delicious] and fruit. The daily salads included a fabulous brown rice salad and an Asian peanut cabbage salad. And evening meals were three courses served with wine.fullsizeoutput_36ffullsizeoutput_372fullsizeoutput_374

Around sunset we had some lovely visitors which we could see from the main windows in the restaurant; probably around twenty but I only managed to capture one with my mobile phone.fullsizeoutput_381And the clear blue sky and lush green grass and trees were lovely to look at whilst reading a book or just talking in the fresh air.Image 55Image 56And sunset was particularly lovely…fullsizeoutput_37cfullsizeoutput_37bOn our first morning, two of us got up early to take a walk around the town whilst my other two friends took in a yoga class.  Bundanoon really is a lovely old town with all sorts of nice things to see.fullsizeoutput_36bfullsizeoutput_368fullsizeoutput_36afullsizeoutput_365Our last day we took a hike with the retreat’s guide to Morton National Park; great way to start the day and lovely views. This was followed by an exercise class and other beauty treatments…oh and a great night’s sleep.Image 28Image 29But after three days and two nights it was time to depart; relaxed and feeling great – what a great way to spend time with friends.

Time to say goodbye to Bundanoon…Image 68