Thursday, April 14, 2011

Weekend Away

A couple of weeks ago AJ and I went on a weekend away for his birthday to Mount Beauty. It was a very decadent weekend staying in a gorgeous Swedish chalet with an indoor and outdoor hot tub and plenty of food and wine.

I wish every weekend could be spent tasting wines, eating at lovely restaurants, playing scrabble, going on nature walks, watching DVDs and soaking in the hot tub. Why can't I be rich and famous and live the good life all the time?!

Don't even try and guess how much weight I gained on this 4 day weekend... more than you could even imagine. It was worth every delicious calorie though!

Now be prepared to be incredibly bored by my holiday snaps...

Enjoying a quiet breakfast on the balcony. I wish I started every day like this, but my balcony at my apartment isn't quite as serene with the trams and construction workers etc.

The view from the balcony of the chalet.

AJ playing with his new toy and completely ignoring our spectacular surrounds.

A walk around Mt Bogong.

Me and AJ posing at a stream in Mt Bogong. AJ after seeing the photo: 'crap, I forgot to do my hair'

Pretending to act normal in the freezing conditions of Falls Creek. We got out of there pretty quickly before our body parts started freezing off. It'll be nice to go back in winter when it's snowing and I have a jacket!

Heading to a local winery in Mt Beauty to warm up.

Delicious antipasto platter for lunch.

Sculling my wine in order to drink my platter of beer.

What happens to AJ when he drinks too much wine in the afternoon.

OK, so I may have had a little too much to drink too... but the purpose of this photo is to get excited over the hotel robe fitting me! I used to hate it when I stayed nice places and the plush robe would never fit me. Not the best photo of me though!

Drinking wine in the hot tub on the balcony (picture taken from inside chalet), I am wearing bathers, despite what it may look like in this picture.

Walking through Bright before having dinner at a lovely local restaurant. Right before I ran into a girl from work at a wine bar and while introducing her to AJ I forgot her name. Super embarrassing!

AJ trying (and failing) to take a photo of us together with the camera timer. I like this photo better anyway, much more natural!

An early morning walk to the gorge behind our accommodations in Mt Beauty.

The stream at the gorge in Mt Beauty.

Second breakfast of the day at the Butter Factory in Myrtleford. With so much good food to eat, sometimes doubling up on meals is required.

AJ wondering if he can get through this massive pancake (after already eating an earlier breakfast). I happily gobbled down my milkshake and home made crumpets for breakfast #2...

Cheese tasting at the Milawa Cheese Factory- Yum!!! I'm dying to go back to get more cheese and try their pizzas.

Brown Brother's Winery in Milawa. I have wanted to go here for ages, Brown Brother's was always the wine my family drank when I was growing up and it has been one of my favourites too.

Overwhelmed by all the delicious wines to try. You can see from my face that I am taking this seriously!

AJ with our stash of wine to take home.

All that wine tasting built up an appetite, so off to the Brown Brother's lovely restaurant for a long boozy lunch. I can't believe how many photos AJ took of me mid-bite. God I eat a lot!

Enjoying watching the sunset back at the chalet. Oh god I wish I was there right now...

Playing scrabble... I couldn't work out why AJ kept putting down stupid short words, turns out he had almost all the letters for 'vagina' and was holding off to get the 'N', which did not make for a good game. I guess I can't talk, I was responsible for a certain 4 letter word starting with a C. Blame AJ for the gonads though...

Driving around the area and stopping in the lovely little town of Yackandandah.

Me in the middle of the quiet street at Yackandandah. AJ managed to miss most of the scenery that was behind me from the photo, but oh well...

AJ posing with a horse trough in Yackandandah. He was excited to see this and then we saw about 100 more through out the day... not so exciting anymore...

The gorgeous town of Beechworth. I grew up near here, but didn't really appreciate how lovely it is until you leave and come back.

AJ and I in Beechworth.

Me unable to contain my excitement at buying sweet treats at the Beechworth Bakery. Of course I got a beesting... among other bakery treats as well.

AJ with his treats from the Beechworth Bakery. He has been the Beechworth Bakery in Healesville, Bendigo and Echuca and was very excited to try the original.

The BEST fish and chips I have ever eaten. I'll be making the drive back to Beechworth again soon to get more! Seriously, this was gourmet fish and chips.

AJ in heaven with the delicious fish and chip picnic lunch. 

Me saying that 'No, I am not straddling that cannon'.

Of course AJ has to straddle the cannon. Can you believe he just turned 31, such a child...


  1. Oh Tully - you are smokin'!!!! AJ's not so shabby himself LOL - Happy Birthday AJ.

    Looks like you had a fabulous weekend away. Muchos jealous!!!! It's a beautiful part of the world.....


  2. Such amazing pictures - what a lovely little holiday you had! You've made me want to go there now :-)

    Also, you look beautiful. And, does AJ know you put that post-booze pic on your blog? hahahah :-)

    See you in two days gorgeous

  3. Beautiful couple, beautiful pics xx

  4. You seriously seem to always go away on the best weekends and take great pics. You look so beautiful and looking forward to seeing you tomorrow.

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  6. So, if you don't mind me asking...what's the go with you and AJ? You look like a couple but you've said in the past you are just pals.

  7. I just want to know what were you were trying to spell on the bottom left there - SNEE?

    I have been wracking my brain trying to think what might fit.


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