Tuesday, November 23, 2010

Kurrajong

To those who would soothe their shattered nerves, revive their jaded spirits, regain their vibrant health and vigorous appetite, to all who would seek the tonic of pure air and the exhilaration of beautiful scenery, the call of Kurrajong is simply irresistible."
W.S. Arnold Superintendant of
Soldier Settlement Scheme


And so on Sunday, thre girlfriends met for lunch on a perfect Spring day with a wonderful view, great conversation fine food at a reasonable price and a little knick-knack exploring. 


Just over half an hour's drive from my place along the approach to the Blue Mountains is Kurrajong. Once a soldier settlement, site of the first exploration across the blue mountains and now a tiny village dotted with cafes and curiosity shops and surrounded by the lush green and emerging purple of exquisite Jacarandas -  we whiled away Sunday afternoon.

Kaz and Avril



The vew from West to East and Jacaranda's blooming inbetween


 
Yep, I did go a bit apeshit with Schparkly things
We loved these mirrors but just a bit exe



Not a fan of antiques but there's always some curiosity




Although I am in need of a new dining table and chairs

 

These just looked pretty - Glad their owners didn't get buried in them

Apologies for the lack of blogging, I'm not feeling much in the mood these days so will post whenever I have something to show and tell, probably more of Paris.  Creative Infanticide is still alive and well and Tenth Daughter of Memory is coming along nicely if you have a competitive edge or who enjoy short fiction, so slip on over whenever you're in the mood.
 

22 comments:

kj said...

honey hells, i love this glimpse of you and your friends but most of all i love the glimpse of you in the mirror.

because, you know, i think you are a doll.

and seeing you always makes me grin.

Brian Miller said...

those mirrors are cool...

Susan at Stony River said...

What a wonderful day out! I could use a bit of friends-and-shopping stuff, myself. The sparklies you found look irresistible.

Janice said...

Fun pictures...looks like you three picked a lovely place to enjoy lunch. And, oh, the color of the jacarandas - beautiful.

Colette Amelia said...

I am putting that spot in the trip itinerary! I will be perusing your posts for the planning...now to try and find a bag of gold under a rainbow!

thanks for the great diversion...winter has come upon us with a vengence...-20 C and last week it was +18!

River said...

Looks like a lovely place to visit. Love the sparkly stuff. Did you buy all that for your Christmas tree? Or did you just take the photo?

kylie said...

sparkly stuff never looks as good at home as it did in the shop! not at my place, anyhow
i wouldnt mind that antique sofa...i bet it was exe?

best of all...the cardboard drum in the middle of the showroom!

looks like a perfect sunday arvo

Sarah Lulu said...

I adore sparkles and vintage wedding gowns.

Aren't the jacarandas magic at the moment?! Too cold up here where I live but down the mtn at the office in Tamworth ..they are everywhere!

Kath Lockett said...

Saw you in the mirror!

Can understand entirely about the lack of blogging; having the same sitch meself.

Alan Burnett said...

It looks like the kind of place the GLW might enjoy. Will mark it down for the post-retirement world journey. As for your lack of blogging - no excuses, get back to it - you have a unique voice and the world is less bright without it.

Bimbimbie said...

Nice spot and looks like you are having dryer weather down there or was it a day out between showers?

Roy said...

Looks like the place has changed a lot since it was a soldier settlement; somehow I don't see them decorating their houses with sparkly things!

I wouldn't worry about keeping up with the blogging too much. Just look at my record lately! I'm coming back slowly but surely, though.

nick said...

The mirrors are amazing. The dresses too. Perhaps I can try on a dress and admire it in the mirror?

Tom said...

i seeeee you!

like lookin at the antique stuff--but don't really have the space in my house for any new old junk

Mim said...

Damn blogger ate my comment - oh welll - what I said was - it all looks like heaven to me.

Pam said...

Great day by the look of it, and great pics!!

Jill said...

Spending time whiling away a Sunday afternoon with cool friends named Avril and Kaz sounds FANTASTIC to me.

i beati said...

lovely job good- mussing daughter? or just blah like me ??

laughingwolf said...

nice country!

Jay at The Depp Effect said...

I looks loooovely, Baino, especially those jacarandas!! I've read about them often in books, but believe it or not, have never actually seen a photo of them 'in the wild'.

And those dresses - exquisite! So nicely captured, too.

What is it about this time of year. I'm feeling a little 'unbloggy' too, and I've come across several old favourites who feel the same. Nobody has the intention of quitting, but we're all a little low in motivation right now.

Excellent Adventures said...

Thanks for my shparkly things! I'm putting them on the tree on Friday and will gaze at them in shparkly aw! SQUIRREL!

Ces said...

I love the dining table. Looks like a marvelous time for everyone.