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A weekend to just be: Smiths Lake NSW

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Last weekend me and the bf packed up the car, ditched work early and headed north in search of waves, fish and some chill out time. MacBooks, iPads and iPhones  – let’s just say anything with an Apple on it (real apples allowed) were swapped for hot mugs of tea at sunrise, kayak paddles, surf boards and salt encrusted fishing rods. It was truly the perfect way to spend two days out of town and […]

Mudgee food diaries

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  Since moving up to Sydney from Melbourne in 2009, I’m embarrassed to say I’ve never really embraced the entirety of New South Wales. I feel I’m still a Victorian girl at heart, and truth-be-told NSW always seemed a bit big, dry and uninspiring outside of my sunny beachside existence in Sydney. Keen to challenge to my opinion, I spent last weekend in the foodie haven of Mudgee, in Central West NSW about a 4-hour […]

Spectacular Blue Mountains on 35mm film

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Before I was captivated by Mudgee this Easter long weekend (see Mudgee Food Diaries), I fell for the Blue Mountains. An easy day-trip from Sydney that has somehow eluded me until now. We walked the National Pass Trail, starting and finishing at Wentworth Falls. An easy 3-hour loop that cuts halfway up the cliff and offers stunning views of the falls.   However if you’re up for a bit more adventure (think ladders and creek crossings), […]