Firstly I'd like to thank all you lovely gals for sending me birthday wishes, each and every one of your comments heightened the birthday getaway excitement. The getaway, being one night staying at the very beautiful 'Bells at Killcare'.
We left Sydney in a flurry, all plans of leaving early gone astray, the crazy poodles got a wiff of us packing the car jumped in and wouldn't get out. I couldn't decide on what to wear, and what shoes to take and then sailor deciding to get a hair cut five minutes before leaving the house (I did wonder why, when it's not his birthday and he hardly has any hair to start with) But then it dawned on me, he wasn't taking any chances that their might be a little romance in store. Cute!
So here I am, a ninety minute drive north of Sydney and this is Killcare Beach. This is coast line that the rest of the world dream about, miles of sand, blue sea and foaming waves. Killcare area encompasses both the beach and bay and is blanked by the Bouddi National Park. There are a few great little cafes at Killcare, my favourite is 'The Point Cafe' which is above the Killcare Surf Club. What more could a birthday girl want on a beautiful day like this, a very cold glass of NZ Sauvignon Blanc and a bucket of prawns......Delicious.
Bells.........Jealously gorgeous lawns.
View from the veranda.
Did I bring that book? Was I reading 'The Great Gatsby'
I love these Jamie Drury Chairs, hugely popular and have been featured in every glossy this summer, it's just a pity they are always out of stock.
I wasn't expecting this. I was really excited. Little mini houses.
Relax, unwind, enjoy...., just for five minutes, the day is scooting away and I want to try out the Jamie Drury chairs read a page of my book, have a swim in the pool and check out the day spa.
You make me happy when skies are
grey blue, especially with a gin and tonic.
So this is my outfit, I do apologise, in all the wardrobe flurry this morning I didn't pack the appropriate bra or bring a safety pin........But I'm going to kick my heels up anyway!
A spankingly crisp dining room....
A romantic table for two on the verandah with of these very posh martinis (just for show) .......feeling pretty dam special.
The food, the service and accommodation was extraordinary, casually elegant with room for a little fun.
I enjoyed the best birthday ever, waking up smiling, all is great in this life of mine.
Don't be afraid to go out on a limb. it's where all the fruit is!
And these are my fabulous and bestest presents ever in my life.
Chosen with love.......from the ones I love
Leica D-Lux 5 because if I'm not snapping I'm not happening.
Birthday Card Sweets Workshop, Summer Hill, because I support hand made, beautiful things.
Frankie magazine subscription, I'm trying to stay cool.
Popojo Jewellery because I wear it every day of my life.
If you got to the end of this blog, thank you!