'Slow Sunday......'
After having a lovely lunch out,
we come home to noise and dust from next doors renovations,
cars everywhere,
and again we were wishing this was our home
Here its quiet and serene.
No noise.
No dust.
No traffic.
Nothing but the sound of the wind in the trees
and the birds chatting amongst themselves.
We are inching closer to our dream,
and have clarity of where we want to be,
we'll have it all......
one day.
 It has been freezing....
Foggy mornings that last until after lunch,
so, so cold.
But spending the afternoon with warm people who make you laugh
at a High Tea,
lifts that fog,
as we celebrated the retirement of one of our dear co-workers.
Liz (who is seated in the middle next to me) 
basically worked to fund her travels around the world,
she was my sort of inspiration.....
so jealous that she is retiring, 
she inspires me to do that too!

No matter how much you prepare yourself for a High Tea,
a small breakfast,
don't eat lunch....
at the end of all the little sandwiches, quiches and countless cakes and scones,
 you roll yourself out of the establishment,
vowing not to eat dinner,
can't possibly fit any in!
(but secretly and mindfully organising your next High Tea experience, so you can do it all again!)

A lovely afternoon.

Let me tell you of my little trip away about a month ago to Halls Gap, in the Grampians.......
just me and my Nan.
I needed some recovery time after some (girly) surgery and Halls Gap in the middle of Winter,
with the fire on,
was just perfect.
(Never too cold for icecream!)
A couple of days just watching the world go by.....
We drove out to the quaint village of Dunkeld and bunkered down at the old Bakery,
where I had the most amazing chicken curry pie!
I mean, look at it! 
Oh golly, it was so, so good!
(I bought six cold ones home with me!)
We wandered around in the cold crisp air,
and drinking hot chocolates
and travelled back to Halls Gap,
explored some more
and drank more hot chocolates.
The days went quickly, 
reading magazines in front of the warm fire,
eating good food
and spending time chatting about nothing!
So saying goodbye to the resident gatekeeper,
we gathered ourselves slowly for the trip back home,
and stopped for a bite to eat in Ballarat.
Oh golly,
the most nicest homemade sausage rolls for lunch,
real comfort food in the chilly town.
So, so good!
(I bought six cold ones to take home!)
I love Halls Gap,
I love the cold,
I love the quiet time,
I love listening to the sounds of nature,
I love the slowness of time.
I think Sams Mum and Dad and sister Kathryn may be going up to Halls Gap soon....
I might get them to bring back some chicken curry pies and sausage rolls home for me!
Gee, they were so, so good......

Flowers for Friday
Gotta get my love of blogging back!
Here's to re-discovering my passion!
(Have a lovely weekend! Love Kelly xxx)
Flowers for Friday
Hope everyone has a weekend full of lovely moments......
Love Kelly xxx