In Picton and Katoomba in 2018, a Reblog with some more Pictures

The first two pictures here are from the “Yellow Deli” at Katoomba where we had some delicious refreshments!

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In the Breakfast room of our Motel

 

 

 

 

 

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Our Opal Card took us on the Bus to the centre of Katoomba and in a circle back to our Motel

These Katoomba buses were available very frequently and we used them several times.

We also went for beautiful walks close to where our motel was:

 

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These are pictures from our Chhristmas in July Dinner at our Motel:

 

 

 

 

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We went to the tearooms and had tea and some excellent strudel!

http://www.bygonebeautys.com.au/

I copy here what it says about “Bygone Beautys”:

“Welcome to Bygone Beautys

Bygone Beautys Treasured Teapot Museum & Tearooms is nestled in the village of Leura within the Greater Blue Mountains World Heritage Area. The tearooms and showrooms offer visitors a truly memorable experience – so don’t forget your camera! Home of world’s largest private collection of teawares, including more than 5,500 teapots from all over the world and spanning five centuries, most items are on display in the Treasured Teapot Museum.

The ultimate experience is to enjoy the famous silver service Traditional High Tea or the ever-popular Devonshire Tea in the Bygone Beautys Tearooms. Visitors can also purchase estate jewellery (gold, silver and diamonds), antiques, collectables and contemporary quality gifts, including a wide variety of boutique teas – all scattered throughout the Retail Emporium.

On most days you may catch the proprietor, Maurice Cooper OAM, (better known as The Teapot Man or Mr Teapot) serving customers at the front desk. Maurice will be easily recognisable wearing a bow tie, and will probably be in the midst of selling a diamond ring to a customer. Maurice and some of the staff are themselves great examples of Bygone Beautys!

To find us on foot from Leura Railway Station or, if driving to the Blue Mountains from Sydney, turn left off the Great Western Highway into Leura Mall. Go past the railway station, turn left into Railway Parade at the roundabout, then turn right into Grose Street. Continue straight ahead to the next corner and on your left you will find Bygone Beautys.
With car park and lift availability, we offer Disabled Access and welcome visitors of all ages.

Museum Admission of $5.50 per person is redeemable with an equivalent purchase in the tearooms or retail area.”

 

At the end of our holidays on our way back home we stopped at WentworthFalls:

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There is a great coffee shop bakery at Wentworth Falls, where we had some delicious  lunch! Among other things I had a very good vegetarian soup!

https://www.tripadvisor.com.au/Restaurant_Review-g504276-d4915072-Reviews-Bakery_Patisserie_Schwarz-Wentworth_Falls_Blue_Mountains_New_South_Wales.html

Bakery Patisserie Schwarz

“Schwarz Patisserie is not only well known in the Blue Mountains, it is famous as a specialist German bakery throughout the region with visitors travelling from far a-field just to grab one of their delights.

For over 24 years, the Schwarz family have hand-baked fabulous continental cakes, pastries, pies and bread daily according to traditional recipes. Wedding and speciality cakes are made to order.

They also serve coffee and a selection of delicious light meals.”

Open daily from 7.30am – 5.30pm

https://www.bluemts.com.au/6310/bakery-patisserie-schwarz/

 

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In June 2018 we stopped here:

Common Ground Cafe & Bakery @ The Razorback Inn

http://commongroundbakery.com.au/

We liked the hot apple cider. This was just the right thing to have on a cold winter day. I also had a very good pumpkin soup and Peter had a chicken pie and salad.

DSCN4452 This is the Entrance to the Cafe at the Razorback Inn in Picton

One year ago Peter mentioned the following on Facebook, and Facebook reminded Peter today of that entry which Peter allowed me to copy here:

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Today we had lunch at the “Yellow Deli” at Katoomba. It is run by the same cult, the “Twelve Tribes”; as the “Common Ground Bakery” is near Picton where we were four weeks ago. It is a cosy little place where the service and the food are excellent. On a cold day, like today, we loved the hot…

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Some of my Pictures from June 2019

On a sunny morning in winter Peter and I love to sit in front of our house with a cup of tea or coffee.
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So these pictures are from early in June this year.

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We had just bought this new set from Bunning when the above picture was taken. It is great that we can use the little table and chairs for sitting outside in the sun.  But usually we do not leave everything outside. All these things are very useful inside here too and so easy to move around a bit! These flowers on the table we probably had already on Mothers Day as can be seen from the below picture that was taken on Mothers Day.

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The following pictures are also from my June 2019 picture folder:

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Early in the morning I love to stroll to these trees! To be with these trees for a while to me is the perfect start of the day.

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I am about to start some morning exercise!

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Here is Peter on a morning when he went for a little stroll with me. Usually he prefers to do a walk on his own, a proper walk that is,  with a bit of speed. I walk too slowly for him!

In Picton and Katoomba in 2018

In June 2018 we stopped here:

Common Ground Cafe & Bakery @ The Razorback Inn

http://commongroundbakery.com.au/

 

 

 

We liked the hot apple cider. This was just the right thing to have on a cold winter day. I also had a very good pumpkin soup and Peter had a chicken pie and salad.

 

 

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This is the Entrance to the Cafe at the Razorback Inn in Picton

One year ago Peter mentioned the following on Facebook, and Facebook reminded Peter today of that entry which Peter allowed me to copy here:

27/07/2019 11:06 AM
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Today we had lunch at the “Yellow Deli” at Katoomba. It is run by the same cult, the “Twelve Tribes”; as the “Common Ground Bakery” is near Picton where we were four weeks ago. It is a cosy little place where the service and the food are excellent. On a cold day, like today, we loved the hot apple cider that warms you up.

 

Memories: Our Travelling in June 2018

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In June 2018 we stopped at the

Common Ground Cafe & Bakery @ The Razorback Inn

 

From there we went to Picton to have a look at the GEORGE IV INN. We thought we might be able to stay there overnight.

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As it turned out we stayed there only for a few drinks. We did have a look at their accommodation. But it was not to our liking for they could not provide us with any heating for any of the bedrooms.

So we stayed in a motel a bit outside of Picton where we had a large warm room with all the conveniences.

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There was also dinner available on the premises, and so we had some excellent food and drinks there:

 

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This sign was in our bathroom. I think their tank water was limited because they did not have enough rain for a while.

 

We checked out early in the morning and had breakfast here:

 

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We rather liked this little town where we had breakfast. Then we drove on to Bowral.

The little town where we had breakfast was Tahmoor:

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Six Years ago

Six years ago I published a blog about an outing to Wollongong:

https://auntyuta.com/2013/07/20/3928/

The following is a copy of this blog I published then on the 20th July 2013:

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At 8,20 this morning we caught the bus in Dapto, going to Wollongong and arriving there at Marine Drive by 8,45 am. Bad weather had been forecast. This is why we left early hoping that we might be lucky and still have a bit of sunshine before the weather turned bad. We were right. Beautiful morning sun received us at Wollongong’s foreshore and we took off on our walk. It was very beautiful to walk along the foreshore this early on a winter morning.

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Peter saw this beautiful little car in the street and took a picture of it.
Peter saw this beautiful little car in the street and took a picture of it.

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We waited at this bus stop for the free shuttle bus that was to take us into Wollongong City.
We waited at this bus stop for the free shuttle bus that was to take us into Wollongong City.

In Wollongong City we met up with our friend Sylvia for some coffee in a Spanish Cafe.

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We went back to Dapto by bus, picking up a bit of fruit in Dapto Shopping Centre. Just before midday we were back home again. We were happy that we had left early for this terrific outing. As it turned out, in the afternoon the weather was indeed not as good anymore.

Tomorrow, Sunday, we’ll go out for lunch to meet the family to celebrate little Lucas being one year old.
Of course we are looking forward to this very much.

Here is a link to the blog I published six years ago about the celebration of little Lucases birthday:

https://auntyuta.com/2013/07/21/happy-birthday-lucas/

 

 

 

Sunday in the Highlands in the midst of Winter!

Last Sunday, the 14th July, we went to Berrima in the highlands. With some very cold wind it felt freezing cold up there. After all we are still in the midst of winter! But we had lunch at the warm and comfortable Bushrangers Bistro:

https://www.tripadvisor.com.au/LocationPhotoDirectLink-g528923-d5106488-i279534481-Bush_Rangers_Bistro-Berrima_Southern_Highlands_New_South_Wales.html

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After Lunch we went to the WELBY GARDEN CENTRE to look there at a special tree!

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Peter looks at the tree that was planted in 2012 in memory of out daughter Gabriele. We want to go back in springtime to have another look at it. They tell us, in spring it should be flowering beautifully!

 

Newcastle, NSW, Australia

 

Our stay in Newcastle from Friday 28th June to Sunday 30th June, 2019

Before I forget to mention it, very early on Sunday morning we had some great coffee and breakfast and a lovely walk at Newcastle Beach! That was just a perfect conclusion to our stay in Newcastle for the 21st birthday celebrations for Martin’s daughter Lauren.

https://beachsafe.org.au/beach/nsw/newcastle/newcastle-east/newcastle

Newcastle is actually blessed with quite a number of beaches:

ww.newcastle.nsw.gov.au/Explore/Recreation/Beaches-Baths/Beaches

Here now is where our trip started:

We left our home in Dapto with our son Martin early on Friday morning, A taxi took us to Dapto train station. So, we went by train to Sydney Central Station where we had to change to another train going to Newcastle.  I liked the train journey very much! On the train I even started reading a novel by LIANE MORIARTY. It goes by the title “Nine perfect Strangers”:

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I had bought this book at Central Station. (We had a lunch break at Central Station. In the meantime I am already close to finishing the book!)

So, we arrived at the Newcastle-Interchange on Friday/afternoon, that is the interchange to the light rail.

https://revitalisingnewcastle.nsw.gov.au/what-we-are-doing/newcastle-interchange/

There had been an incident, that is why the light rail was out of action for a while. So we decided to travel on by bus (towards Newcastle Beach). We got off near the Old Newcastle Train Station. Opposite the Old Train Station was our apartment that we had rented for two nights. The two bedroom private ground floor apartment had a livingroom and kitchen and was exquisitely furnished. We really liked it a lot. However we joked about it, that it was like a jail because of the bars at the entrance and in front of the windows!

https://revitalisingnewcastle.nsw.gov.au/what-we-are-doing/newcastle-station-precinct/

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Opposite from the old heritage railway building was our groundfloor apartment that was very well secured with bars in front of door and windows!

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The following picture shows some beautiful park reserves that belong to the foreshore near the Old Railway Station building:

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Our family have been coming to the Railway Carriage Shed regularly for gatherings over the last 15 years. Plenty of room for the kids, sheltered in all weather, and well-maintained BBQ facilities. A great meeting place.

Date of experience: April 2016″
I think this is actually the place where we were in Jan.1999 for Lauren’s Name’s giving ceremony.

Foreshore Park

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Our son Martin, Peter and myself having a little rest at the foreshore.

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Newcastle has quite a busy harbour!

https://www.portauthoritynsw.com.au/newcastle-harbour/

 

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This was our closest light rail stop:

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The birthday party was at the Honeysuckle Hotel:

https://www.honeysucklehotel.com.au/functions

We had pizzas and wine for supper at the hotel:

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Lauren, the birthday girl, and friend Jeremy were great dance partners!

Sunday morning we caught the light rail to the interchange. Then we went by train to Sydney Central Station where we found out that because of trackwork we had to catch the railway bus to Dapto. In Dapto we did then catch a taxi back home.

We worked out that on Sunday going home we had caught four different modes of public transport, namely:

Light Rail, Train, Railway Bus and last not least a Taxi!