Thursday, June 26, 2008

More of Mudgee because I can!

We stayed at the lovely Horatio which didn't have a stovetop that we could use. Well, with necessity and optimism (sadly the optimism wasn't mine), there was no desperation at all.

Amazingly it actually worked!

This was a view on the way back of the vast plains and vast wine.

This is how you control weeds organically. Black faced Suffolk are the brains of the operation.

This is the view from Windamere dam where we had lunch (tasty pizza leftovers from Lithgow. Who knew Lithgow had good pizza?)

That'll do for now!

Wednesday, June 25, 2008

Mudgee has food too!

While in Mudgee, we went to a very tasty restaurant. It looked like this at the back:

And like this out the front:

And like this if it was made out of chocolate:

Tasty tasty giant ravioli. Apparently you could actually call it a raviolo (the small ones are apparently still called ravioli in singular). Anyway, this one was stuffed with chunks of roast pork and apple.

The fish was also quite tasty.

And I had of course my favourite dessert. Mmmmmm. Blowtorch.

And we ordered wine by the glass which also rocked. Also, apparently this is Sydney style food, not country. As opposed to giant hamburgers that don't cost very much which are available from the local pubs. Either way, I'd go back.

Monday, June 23, 2008

Ranty McRant (why do I have to buy a new one?)

I forgot to have this rant earlier. As you know, dear reader, I like to reuse things where possible. I have successfully had my television repaired (still going strong now!) and had speakers repaired too. Last week I went to have my hair clippers sharpened and low and behold, the very place I had it done last time doesn't sharpen them anymore! Only new ones! And they didn't recognise my clippers because although they sold them to me the first time, they only have cheapo ones now. Why did I have to buy new blades? What is the world coming to?

Anyone know a place that sharpens hair clipping blades?

Sunday, June 22, 2008

Mudgee has wine n stuff!

Last weekend we got to drink lots of tasty wine out at Mudgee. One of the coolest bits of staying in Mudgee is the nice buildings they have kept. The streets have a really good character, so hopefully they will keep the new proposed mall at bay for a while yet.

This is one of the churches on the main street.

The town hall is also quite lovely.

I have no idea what this was.

They also have a new shop where you can buy whatever. What-evah.

Monday, June 09, 2008

I Like Oberon

With its sweeping vistas
and the many many sheep

the lack of speed limits

the wide road down the main drag

the local council digging up the park

and a shop for when you need to buy an exotic bird and a bicycle, and don't want to go to separate stores

In fact, they also had other farming supplies, chainsaws and... well... exotic birds...

Sunday, June 08, 2008

What's a Fizzy Vimto?

Well, I'm glad you asked. It's one of these:And it looks like this:

The taste? Well, this one is grape, blackcurrant and raspberry, made with actual fruit juice concentrate and somehow manages to taste just like creaming soda. Not a bad thing, but not what I was expecting. If you feel the urge to obtain some "incredibly fizzy Vimto", you can get it up at the lolly shop in Leura, along with other random sweets from random countries.

Edit: Apparently you can obtain Vimto in cordial form in the local supermarket. Who knew???? (Well, I didn't....)