So on Thursday morning, V and I packed ourselves up, handed over the house keys to my lovely brother P (who was roped into feeding the kitties while we were gone), and headed off to the Blue Mountains for an overnight getaway!
First stop, Leura! This is me with my alpaca friend - I think alpacas are beyond adorable, and would love one for the backyard. V is a little less keen. I'm working on it
It was around midday when we arrived, and we were feeling peckish - so we decided to drop into Bygone Beauties for lunch
We shared a devonshire tea and a platter of "dainty" sandwiches
The scones were freshly made and absolutely divine, smothered in lots of strawberry jam and cream
V wanted dessert, so he ordered a slice of apple pie with cream - this, too, was freshly made and was delicious!
We stayed at The Old Leura Dairy (in Leura, obviously), in the Studio. It was absolutely gorgeous! It is a cosy little apartment, with a lovely old claw-foot bath, and a kitchenette will full coffee and tea making facilities (coffee, tea and milk were all provided)
The bed was loooovely - crisp linen, big squishy pillows. I love the floral print
When we arrived in our apartment, they had classical music playing to welcome us, fresh flowers on the windowsill, and a jar of homemade apricot jam as a welcome gift! These little touches made the stay really special
The view from the window - so beautiful
We decided to grab an afternoon snack at Cafe Josophans in the Leura Mall - I ordered the hot chocolate, V had an iced chocolate (and was jealous of my drink and tried to convince me to swap - fat chance!)
This morning (Friday), we walked the short distance into Leura for breakfast - at Stockmarket cafe, for the best coffee in the Mountains
I had the buckwheat pancakes with rhubarb compote, fresh strawberries, vanilla bean yoghurt and honey - I lack the words to describe how truly perfect this breakfast was
V had the herb and garlic mushrooms on sourdough toast - they looked fantastic! I was too slow to grab a taste
The deluge of rain this morning put paid to our plans for a bushwalk, so we took some time to drive around the lookouts and wandered around Katoomba and Blackheath
And of course we had to stop in at Medlow Bath to the Whisk&Pin store, to stock up on their amazing mueslis! The Summer muesli is a favourite in our house - we have never tried the Organic muesli before, it sounds delicious, cannot wait to try it!
I will post a review a bit later of our fabulous meal last night at Silks in Leura!