Wednesday, 30 April 2008

Who'd have thought...?

...that Orange NSW could be such a beautiful place? And I'm in no way casting nasturtiums on Orange, but I had never been there before. Even the road trip had its highlights.. great coffee in Cowra, with the Anzac Day brass band in the distance. Once we were there, lots of wine was drunk (do you KNOW how many wineries there are around Orange?), lots of food was eaten and lots of laughs were had. On Saturday night at Lolli Redini , while the omnivores selected from the menu, the chef concocted a fabulous vegetarian meal just pour moi.

During the day, there was also much walking around town admiring the parks and the architecture...
And perhaps there was a purchase (or five) of some lovely knitting patterns from Lady Steptoe.

Between wine tastings, we had a picnic in the park at desolate Borenore.
Some people got a little silly.And the trip home was lovely too. How beautiful are the Cowra Japanese Gardens...We had a quick afternoon tea at Boorowa (thanks to a recommendation from Taph), and a peek in the window at Boorowool meant that I will be planning a trip back there soon, maybe via Young to take up Bells' suggestion.

We drove home through Sunday's storm, and I thought... not much knitting, but a good time was had by all.


rhonrhon said...

Nettie - looks like a lovely weekend. The photo of the japanese garden is really nice. I want to go on the wool shop second visit!

Bells said...

Orange is surprisingly good value. Hubby's family lived there for a while so we've been there to look around the wineries are excellent!

My other suggestion is Wool Addcition in Bowral. FABULOUS shop. Better than the one in Young.