Tuesday, 16 August 2011

Winter Getaway.

Time goes slow when your waiting for something, (like the end of winter) especially if you feel the cold. The great thing about Winter is it forces us to slow and rest our bodies, yes its ok to lounge around and read by the fire BUT I get a little restless after awhile and want to do something or I need a change of scenery.

My dear husband knows me so well (to well) and planned a short Getaway to one of our favorite destinations along the coast.
Lorne is a little seaside village on The Great Ocean Road in Victoria and only about a 2 ½ hour drive from our home.

The coastal road was built at the end of the 1st world war to provide jobs for return serviceman and as a remembrance to those who didn't return.

Amazing Views

Stunning Walks

Fresh Sea Air

 Fish & Chips

     A Little Sunshine

Book shop

Op Shop


And  great company! My husband really does make Winter nice and cosy, we always have a store of firewood stacked close to the back door, he gets up first thing in the morning and gets the house warm.
Always quick to put the kettle on for a pot of tea.
He has just brought himself a Pizza Oven so Sunday nights are now his cooking night !!! and that's the best ever Winter Warming present any woman could ask for!!!!!!!!

Join in with Hazel http://hazel-dene.blogspot.com/2011/08/winter-wednesday-12.htmland see how others are enjoying the last couple of weeks of Winter.

Who said Winter was nearly over, its cold,windy and pouring rain!!!


  1. What a wonderful thing to do at the end of winter, you're a lucky girl Andrea.

  2. Its funny but I always think seaside towns have the best op shops - I have tried Lornes but if its anything like Phillip Island I must go on the pilgrimage soon.

  3. Oh Andrea, I LOVE Lorne, I've holidayed there with a very good friend almost every year for the last 14 years, though I've missed a few since having kids. It is a spectacular part of the country. Hubby and I had a mid-Winter getaway there a few years ago. Nothing like a cosy fire and the rugged landscape.

    I'm totally impressed with your husband, getting up early to warm the house, making cups of tea and cooking on Sundays. I think I need a word with mine!


  4. Hi Andrea! I LOVE Lorne! I always see echidnas there :) Beautiful spot and a lovely hubby.

  5. Thanks for dropping by and your comments, good to see all enjoying Hazels Winter Wednesdays,what fun im going to miss them.

  6. Hey Andrea, thanks for popping by over at mine......lovely to hear from you.

    How nice to have a getaway to Lorne, it's been a few years since I was there last. Interesting facts about the coast road, lovely scenery but I'm not quite so keen on the drive.

    Can't beat fish and chips by the beach and well done to your hubby for getting up early to crank up the fire and boil the kettle.....he's certainly well trained, hehe......

    Sweet Birdy Love :}

  7. Oh, a pizza oven! My boy would be so jealous if he read that. The Great Ocean Road is pretty special.

  8. I'm going to regret saying this later on, but I am ready for winter! Just as long as there's lots of snow to frolic in.


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