Posts Tagged ‘driving NSW’

On the way to Bega for work and we stopped at this Local.

Lots of Beatles memorabilia and local history on the walls.
Candelo is in south east NSW near Bega – about 20 km from Merimbula where we are staying for a few nights over the Anzac weekend. 700 people in Candelo call this their local šŸ™‚


What a treat!

Dinner with Michael Hope and his wife Karen for Robyn and me and 10 others at Hope Estates winery on the weekend.

Hope Estates ales and cider as well as beautiful wines matched to the dinner. The chef talked us through the courses during desert and a lovely Verdelho.

Sadly, no mention of coming back to enjoy Fleetwood Mac or Elton John later this year šŸ˜¦

Will be a tall order topping this. Very cool.





This weekend we found ourselves in Orange, visting our daughter Lauren who lives there.
Orange is absolutely beautiful in autumn, and our visit coincided with Orange Food Week.

We did a number of “P” things…


A spot of wine tasting at Philip Shaw’s winery


A spot of wine tasting at Philip Shaw’s winery


Bought some Pink Lady apples at the markets in Cook Park



And had a Pie at Pie in the Sky at Bilpin on the way home



A great weekend šŸ™‚



Our daughter Lauren got a job on Christmas Eve as an Environmental Consultant with RW CORKERY & COĀ inĀ Orange. She moved there a few weeks ago and we hadn’t had a chance to catch up with her, so this weekend we drove out to this beautifulĀ rural city to catch up with her. We arrived after lunch on the Saturday and stayed the night and enjoyed dinner with her.

It was great to see the 2 br townhouse she has rented and hear about her work and workmates. Very proud!

Orange is actually a bigger city than Bathurst, and it’s an easy 3.5 to 4 hour driveĀ there from Sydney.
As a city it has everything she’ll need for the next few years, so we are looking forward to quite a few visits!