Coffee Catch-Up #21

If we were having coffee I would tell you that instead of coffee today we were having champagne to celebrate Inspiring Max turning 3 recently. Wow! I can’t believe how quickly that time has flown. When I started I knew nothing about blogging or where this journey would take me but I am so glad I took the plunge and dived head first into the deep blogging pool. I have learnt so much and love the sense of community out there in the blogosphere.

I love it when I connect with new blogs. My geography has also improved as I discover someone from a small country or island I didn’t know existed has visited Inspiring Max. Thanks for being part of my world and I hope our journey continues to deepen.

If we were having coffee I would tell you about our recent visit to Copeland Tops State Conservation Area, just outside Barrington Tops National Park. We walked the Hidden Treasure Loop Track, a 2 hour bush walk through a dry rain forest. The area is an old gold field and is scattered with old mine shafts throughout, so it is essential to stick to the path or risk serious harm or death. The highlight of our walk was Hidden Treasure mine entrance. Despite it being sealed up, with the help of flash photography we could see the old quartz seams that had once held gold. It was quite spectacular in its natural forest surroundings, but I wouldn’t have wanted to walk that distance to work every day.

If we were having coffee I would tell you how much I am enjoying working in my garden at our new house. I have always wanted to develop a vegetable and herb garden, but I’ve never had the time to devote to it. Now with only working part-time and not having children to run around my time is my own so I’m hoping to prove I have green thumbs. This week I began by making a herb garden, which so far is going well. I also bought a modern version of the Yates gardening guide to help me prepare for Spring planting. As Winter starts in Australia next week I’ll be planting soon enough. I am interested in any advice you may have of things to do or not do when growing my produce.

If we were having coffee I would tell you about King Street Boutique Motel, the accommodation my husband and I stayed at on our recent trip to Gloucester. It was created from one of the old homes of the area and contained a communal lounge, dining and kitchen area with 4 rooms on each side of the communal real. It was great value and our fellow travelers were friendly. Our room also had a little verandah that overlooked the driveway and from which you could see the  mountains in the background.


If we were having coffee I would ask you what is happening in your world? Let me know in the comments.

10 thoughts on “Coffee Catch-Up #21

  1. Congratulations on your 3 years blogging experience. I’m glad you are enjoying taking that plunge at blogging. Keep writing. My world today is bright and glowing already at 11 am. The sun has been blessing us with her shine and it’s all a blissful experience away from the cold season. Have a great time today. Cheers! ?

  2. Congratulations on your Grand achievement of three years of blogging! I’m pleased that the sun has shined on you and you have enjoyed coffee breaks which are of upmost importance in a busy day!
    Today at Milsons Point the sun was shining on all the dogs at their special Dogs Day event! And I was lucky to take advantage of partaking of a coffee, aka cappuccino from a mobile van on site. How blessed was my day! Yay. ?

    • Thank you . Sounds like a great way to spend a day. My experience of coffee vans is that the coffee is good and worth the wait. Milsons Point is a beautiful part of Australia.

  3. Congrats on three years of blogging! Pop the champagne! And that boutique motel looks so cute, and it looks like an interesting place to meet friendly people. I especially like the view of the mountains. I’m looking at city skyline right now, but I’ll imagine that I have a view like that 🙂

    Thanks for sharing!

  4. The trip and hike sound wonderful. The treasure mine picture would make a great prompt for a story. I like the historical motel too. Those accommodations are more fun than a cookie cutter motel. Thank you for coffee.

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