Sunday, March 28, 2010

A Day Good For The Soul

Yesterday the planets seemed to have aligned. The man had a rare day off from the hospital/clinic and was feeling well, I had no plans and the weather was beautiful. Not wanting to waste a moment, we piled the three of us in the car. Soon we found ourselves winding through the rainforest lined roads on the way up to Mt Tamborine.

Our first stop was at a quaint little coffee shop, nestled in a flower-filled garden in Eagle Heights.

The man went for a traditional bacon and egg breakfast. I couldn't go past the poffertjes (dutch pancakes) which were light, fluffy and sweet.

Our tastebuds satisfied, we went for a gentle stroll down "Gallery Walk", the main tourist area of town. The air was filled with the scent of the lavendar planted by the footpath. We went into little antique and local craft stores. I couldn't leave without getting some freshly made fudge (chocolate-chilli and "Turkish Nights") to take home.

Our last stop of the day was at St Bernard's Hotel for lunch. The Barramundi we both ordered was delicious, but the rainforest view from our table was to die for. While we ate we looked over the rainforest covered mountains out as far as the ocean.

It was a wonderful family day out, one we've reminded ourselves we should do more often.


Crafty Japan said...

Looks wonderful! Just what the doctor ordered, hey? :)

Ryder and I had pancakes this morning. Gotta love Sundays!

Ko Tamakikat ahau said...

Sounds like a fantastic day Melanie.

I would love to visit the places you went. It looks so green-not my image of your area at all.

I came across some varieties of lavender including some Australian lavender yesterday in my friends garden. Love the smell.

Fab photos. Is the toadstool a carving?

Mmm. Chocolate-chilli fudge. (Coming to think of it I've never had fudge in Japan...have you?)


Jacinta said...

Sounds perfect. This time of year, as the weather stays warm and the skies bright blue, it really is magical. I have never been to Mt Tamborine, though my father actually grew up there. Sounds lovely and I really should make the trip someday.

Leonie Guld said...

How fantastic for all of you..

One good day
Two good day
Three good day Four!

Wishing for the up and up xx

Selina said...

It's so beautiful up there. Even though I live close, I still don't head up enough. Sounds like a gorgeous time for the 3 of you, and so well deserved :)

muralimanohar said...

That is one thing I never did while living down there...dh absolutely stinks about getting out of the house, and I didn't drive over if I couldn't get there easily by bus or train, we didn't go. :( I'll make it one of these times. :)

So nice to hear of a good day for your family. :)

Anonymous said...

Glorious! You deserve a day like this. It's been a long time coming. Smiles for you, hubs and babe!

Crafty Green Poet said...

looks like a wonderful day out!

Sandrine said...

That sound fantastic!I hope you make more of these little escapes!and me too :) XX

Cathie said...

looks like great family fun and yes I saw this last night Melanie, you are a true blogger!!!

wish you all a good week

Cathy {tinniegirl} said...

A gorgeous day. Very good for the soul.

Hope you have a fab Easter and that the Easter Bunny does indeed spoil you.

Jenny said...

To think you live so close to this beautiful place. I was here just before Christmas and had an incredible dessert I blogged about-glad you had a wonderful day:)


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