and, yes, it's the same dress as on the cover of the latest real living!
D checking out some wares at Barbara's Storehouse in Bowral,
where I found lots of great buys.
The Berkelouw Book Barn near Berrima.
Autumn in full swing.
I'm not very good at relaxing. But this weekend was a type of self-imposed relaxation session. When in Sydney my calendar overflows with work functions and social events - always trying to catch up with friends and family. But when I occasionally block a weekend out from functions, I inevitably end up doing lots of chores in the flat. So this weekend was a time to forget about all that racing around and go stay in the country. Of course, I wasn't going to just stay in the hotel room - as spacious and comfy as it was - not when there were so many great shops and cafes to visit. My favourites: Elephant Boy Cafe in Bowral; Three Wise Monkeys homewares store in Bowral; and the Mittagong markets, where I picked up farm-fresh apples and honey.