Happiness. Love. Joy. Laughter. Adventures.

While many of you have now opened presents, said your prayers, celebrated this special time with loved ones all after a hectic few weeks literally rushing around to organize, plan ahead, wrap up, lay-by to pickup and cook, now is the time to wind down just a touch.

Now is the time to relax, recharge and organize/plan New Years Celebrations. It is also the time for people like me to wrap up the presents for three Birthdays, today, tomorrow, the day after before I open up my Champagne to ring in the New Year of 2015.

I hope you all had a great festive season + all have a wonderful year 2015, may it be great, filled with joy, surprises, lots of laughter, good health, happiness and adventure.

There may be another Post published just before New Years so stay tuned and Happy Holidays.

A. xx

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Little Thai Princess

So.. for those of you living in Melbourne, AU I am seriously telling you to check out this absolutely beautiful restaurant,

‘Little Thai Princess’

located right across from Gardiner Station or if driving take the Burke Road Exit.

It has been my very first time there and while it is very beautiful it is also quite unique and stunning in architectural design and its interior design choices.

I certainly can say that I absolutely enjoyed my Meal there, its great being there with a small group this time it was my boyfriend and his mom, his sister + her boyfriend…quite the cozy group I must add.

While we dined on a Princess Platter, Coconut Prawns, Cashew Nut Chicken, Chicken Satay, Green Curry + Jasmine Rice along with Roti Bread with homemade Peanut Sauce, I could not help but think about what a nice Cuisine Thai, Asian Cultures actually have. As you can tell I always love to try new foods and this was definitely an experience beyond expectations, it was simply delicious!

For anyone wanting to try new foods or for those who enjoy these dishes its literally the place to go to! Excellent Customer Service all within an adorably nicely presented setting.

Foods to indulge in that is for sure.

Have a great day,

A.x

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That three hour drive, through the Hills

That three hour drive, through the Hills

That three hour drive through the hills was yet again one educational journey. A journey which offered an escape from the noisy city life and into a much calmer + relaxing atmosphere.

Feeling the wind blowing through our hair, while feeling the warm Sun Rays as we are driving through The Black Spur in Victoria’s Yarra Valley Region. The beautiful array of flowers, trees and ferns made the drive through the windy section of road quite enjoyable and even more so beautiful.

Once we have headed into Mansfield, also referred to the Gateway to Mount Buller, we made a quick pit – stop to stretch our legs then headed further towards our envious location, ssshhh as We are letting you in on a partial secret.

While ultimately being on the home stretch already. Up and down, left and right through the Hills yet again [sleep deprivation can solve so many issues when you can’t stand the windy roads where your stomach starts to roll around in your tummy and you feel absolutely unwell! 😉 ]

Being on the home stretch we did indeed stop the car in the middle of the road while helping a long neck tortoise back to a dam, yes she simply rested on the road! How lucky there were no other cars at the time…once we arrived at our stunning location, it was time for a deliciour dinner and some spot lighting for animals, we saw some wombats, wallaby’s, of course some deer and a whole heap of native birds and of course I can’t forget to include our tortoise from earlier on…after all this it was just slightly past our bedtime.

The next day was spent helping with some errands at the property while then making a nice drive into Wangaratta, Victoria and paying a visit to the Browns Brothers Winery + Cellar Door in Milawa Victoria. Beautiful, prestige setting with the most incredible wines. We tried some Moscato’s, they happen to be my favorite and we got given the opportunity to taste a few wines which are super new and haven’t even hit the stores yet! How lucky are we! It was pretty special to be honest. Our favorite from the tastings was The Moscato + Savignon Blanc. The wine was vibrant and quite bright. Soo enjoyable and amazing! Even my other half who isn’t necessarily the biggest wine drinker around loved it! So a bottle came home with us 🙂

With the weather we were pretty lucky too, around the mid 30’s which allowed us an excuse for a dash to the Supermarket and “Hello Icecream… – even half price.

While the day wound up we spent time relaxing Alfresco, with a glass of wine while playing ”Fetch the Washing Peg” with the Property Owner’s Jack Russell, her name is Puppy. She must have enjoyed her playtime as the peg was bent and torn in every possible direction.

It was a great trip even though it was not long enough, but we will be back!!!

Love + Light,

A. x

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Have YOU Got The Country Charm?

Have YOU Got The Country Charm?

Living in Suburbia with close proximity to the City Business District [CBD] can be clearly envisioned by anyone literally, bright Lights, loud Music, Noise, many People many of them in Suits and Business Attire, rush Hour, long and draining train Commutes, hectic Lifestyle and ‘9-5’ Office Hours.

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However living in the Rural Area where the picking of Grapes, Fruits/Vegetables and the making of Wines is a daily and seasonal Occurrence. The early Mornings where waking up at 5:30am to a bunch of wild Birds including Rosellas [Australian Natives] is the most beautiful thing, where cuddles with my partner along with a nice Coffee/Hot Chocolate and Mixed Grill Breakfast are part of our Morning Routine and Trips to the Shops are about an Hour’s drive away. Where you see your Neighbours drive by in their working Utes giving a wave or toot as they go past, where the sound of the Tractor on the Paddock across the Field past the boundary line fence of the Property I am currently staying at keeps me relaxed and calm and the feeling of the Wind softly blowing through my Hair as I go out onto the back Porch to enjoy the stunning Rays of Sunshine with not a worry in my mind [coffee in hand! 😉 ]

A Place where Team-Work is essential, the Credit Card takes the Purchases at the Country Markets, Cattle Yards and the yearly Country Fairs compared to Myers, Designer Retailers and the well known Junk Food Franchises while your Overall Health is paramount and hugely important.

Where my “Business Attire consists of my favorite R.M.Williams Boots, Stockyard Jeans and R.M.Williams Shirt [of course in my favorite color you guessed it]

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A Place where working on Property is not considered hard Labor but the Love of working on a Farm and making this Place a Charming Country Home. A rural Place far away from the hectic and busy City Life, a rural Setting where Forty Cattle stare at you from the other side of the Fence while Sheep and Lambs, the big variety of Chickens, a Dog and Cat are your best friends and the beginning of the day starts and ends from

‘When the Sun comes up until the Sun goes down’. #singit

Surely, living on Property is not for Everyone, but for those who cherish and enjoy this Lifestyle so be it. Personally I am a City Girl but have taken admiration to having

The Best of Both Worlds

#RuralLiving #CountryCharm #RMWilliams #HowluckyamI

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