Australia, HOLIDAYS, Living in... Australia A SHORT TRIP TO THE BLUE MOUNTAINS 22 May 2012

We took a road trip down to the Blue Mountains during our Australia holiday. We’ve been there often when we used to live in Sydney, and so wanted to go back with Hunter so he could check the place out.

It was cold there! The afternoons were nice and sunny, but nights were particularly frigid once the sun went down. Still, we had lots of fun and Hunter really liked the great outdoors 🙂

 

LOL @ Hunter. But, at least he was warm!

 

Gorgeous scenery with the Three Sisters rocks

 

Riding the super-steep tram down the side of the mountain - FUN!

 

Hunter rarely gets to watch TV when we’re at home. Actually, he actually never does, because we never have the TV on. Chris is rather against the whole concept, which he feels destroys brain cells and does you no good, and I’m happy to comply because I don’t really care for TV anyway.

It means that Hunter is flat-out AMAZED whenever he sees a TV. Moving pictures!!!! He just gapes at it, and can’t quite believe his eyes. It’s actually great for us, because if he’s inconsolable or particularly fretful for whatever reason, we can turn on the TV for 5 mins and….. INSTANT IMMOBILIZER 😉

Loving his TV-time, only allowed when we're on holiday!

 

We had some particularly nice experiences in cafes in the Blue Mountains. They make particularly lovely places to hang out and relax over a hot cup of coffee, and Hunter enjoyed toddling around and greeting all the patrons. I think we spent hours just relaxing in cafes!

Common Ground cafe. How rustic does it look?!

 

Barramundi burger. The grilled fish was so good Hunter ate the whole slab.

 

We went back to Common Ground cafe for breakfast again 😉 This was Hunter's breakfast. He finished it all. That freshly-baked bread was awesome!

 

Pancakes. OMGGGGGGG..............................

 

I like this pic of me. It's just a simple shot of me in the morning, happy and content 🙂

 

Hunter loving his food 😉

 

Such determination to spike and feed himself roasted carrots! I thank God for a veggie & fruit loving kid 🙂

 

I like Hunter's soulful eyes and long curled lashes. But... WHERE IS HIS NECK??!

 

Quality time reading a book in Blue Hour cafe for breakfast

 

We scored a sunlit corner table. So lovely!

 

Having his first taste of hot chocolate. Guess he liked it 😉

 

Outside a homemade chocolate shop

 

The Blue Mountains area is really nice even for families with young kids. People are patient, the pace of life is more relaxed, and sometimes it’s really nice to just STOP and breathe. The heat and humidity of Singapore can get to us sometimes, and especially the frantic behaviour of people here. It’s wonderful to be able to escape it, if only for a little while, and enjoy life for a bit 🙂

 

12 Comments

  • Elainegan posted on May 22, 2012 at 8:42 pm

    ahh, miss the breathtaking view. I remembered hating the steep tram, it somewhat made me wanna barf… I still do! :/
    hee, Hunter hot choc expression sooo cute!

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    • Beverly! posted on May 23, 2012 at 12:20 pm

      Haha it was quite fun, but wish it was longer cos it was only like 2 mins?!

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  • Iris posted on May 22, 2012 at 11:07 pm

    U are looking radiant with the tummy! 🙂 Thanks for the tip on all the nice places, will definitely check it out when I go back to Australia!

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    • Beverly! posted on May 23, 2012 at 12:25 pm

      Aw thanks Iris 🙂 And hope you go back to AU soon!

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  • Pris posted on May 23, 2012 at 4:52 am

    Brings back such great memories of my last trip to Australia almost 10 yrs ago! May I ask, at what age did you start giving Hunter “normal” food? I heard its about 1 year. Did you start him on regular food earlier?

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    • Beverly! posted on May 23, 2012 at 12:27 pm

      Wow it would’ve changed heaps by now.. you guys so should go back, your lil one would love it 🙂

      ‘Normal’ food as in what Chris and I would eat? we actually don’t do that unless we have zero choice (like when we were on holiday in Australia, unfortunately). And when I ordered him scrambled eggs for breakfast/lunch, I’d ask for zero salt/spices in his food so that it’d roughly be the same as if I’d cooked for him myself!

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  • Marie posted on May 23, 2012 at 11:21 am

    I love the Blue Mountains, I can’t wait to bring the family there one day soon!
    BTW, I love his lashes too 🙂

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    • Beverly! posted on May 23, 2012 at 12:29 pm

      You guys will have a lot of fun there for sure!

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  • Aqualuna posted on May 23, 2012 at 5:31 pm

    haha I LOVED the steep tram!

    may I know what brand your jeans are? they look really nice on you!

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    • Beverly! posted on May 23, 2012 at 8:11 pm

      Me too, like a rollercoaster 😉

      AHEM those jeans are actually my Mum’s old ones, just simple ones that fit me! Uniqlo have a *very* similar version in stock right now though (in fact Mum bought a pair there to replace these)

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  • Karen posted on May 23, 2012 at 5:32 pm

    That’s why I always told the hub that Australia is a fantastic place to go with the toddler. Really relaxing and just enjoy the company of us because it’s so slow there. Life should be like that! Plus nice weather.

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    • Beverly! posted on May 23, 2012 at 8:16 pm

      You gotta pick the right parts of Australia though! in Sydney, it’s just as frantic as it is in Singapore.. but in ‘sleepier’ suburbs/states, it’s definitely way more relaxed 🙂

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