This week, I got to stay at a winery down at Bowral for a bit of overnight r’n’r.

This was the view as we drove in…

The view on band camp

The weather’s been so wet lately, but the sky managed to clear up enough to let the sunshine through, if only for a little while, during our walking tour of the winery.

A glimpse of sunshine on band camp

Apart from cows and bulls, we also found ducks, chickens and geese.

I found a bull on band camp!

We saw the vineyards, but we weren’t really interested in the source of wine – we wanted the real deal. We stocked up the fridge (and drank most of it before we even finished our stay)…

I'm enjoying being on camp so far...

We drank out of wine glasses…

wine from a glass on band camp

We (okay, I) drank out of paper cups, too…

Wine from a paper cup on band camp

After eating a spectacular, home-cooked, locally-sourced dinner (including fresh herbs from the garden), we played some trivia while it poured down outside…

Trivia on band camp

I loved being at the winery, enjoying the peace,  the pitch dark after “sunset”, the LOLs and good times with fun people. But, as is always the case, the one night I was away was the night I really needed to be at home. It’s not my story to tell, but let’s just say that things got very stressful at home and I wasn’t here to even try to help out. Now that I’m home and it’s been a couple of days, things are improving, but the next few months are going to be interesting and we’re hopeful that the old adage “it’ll all work out in the end” reigns true in our little corner of suburbia.

How has your week been?

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6 thoughts on “Band camp

  1. looks like a fabulous time away.

    And those ‘not my story to tell’ stories are always the worst.

    Hope you are OK.

    Posted on 12 February 2012 at 11:12 am
  2. thanks beautiful. we’re gonna be okay, but it might be a bumpy ride.
    xxx

    Posted on 12 February 2012 at 11:50 am
  3. Sending you love!
    Loving your pics. You know you can come and get all of that here (except the walking winery tour)!

    Posted on 12 February 2012 at 9:59 pm
  4. Oh hun.

    Looks gorgeous.

    I hope you can relax xx

    Posted on 13 February 2012 at 3:44 pm
  5. sorry to hear your lovely weekend didn’t pan out the right way :(
    hope you’re okay x

    Posted on 14 February 2012 at 4:44 pm
  6. Thank you lovelies :) xx

    Posted on 19 February 2012 at 2:42 pm