Our little getaway before Xmas, 3 days in the Beechworth area. Wine tasting, vanilla slices and enjoying the countryside was to be had :)
Vanilla Slice from the Beechworth Bakery
I’d bought Rish a gift voucher for two nights at Barnsley House in a package that included:
- 2 night’s weekend accommodation (Fri/Sat or Sat/Sun) in romantic Elizabeth Retreat, with King size spa, open fire, LCD TV
- Bottle of local wine on arrival
- Full breakfasts each morning
- A two course dinner plus glass of wine each at Gigi’s restaurant one evening
- Antipasto platter from Beechworth Pantry one evening to enjoy in the comfort of Barnsley House
- 2 x 45 minute relaxation massages at nearby ‘Reflective Soles’
I have a million photos from Beechworth and had an excellent time on the weekend – it’s great to get away just the two of us before xmas madness begins. My body wasn’t too happy by Sunday night with the nibbles of cakes, tastings of wine, snippets of cheese and the like that I subjected it to for the benefits of my tastebuds!
(Let alone the extra I just eat at this time of year! It’s okay though, and there are heaps of free weight loss sites, challenges etc, where I can lose weight in the future because of time zones :p Does anyone pay for these sorts of sites anymore??)
One more day of work! Psyching myself into heading there now. Lots of stats to complete before the deadline, and all these new referrals to put on the wait list. I think everyone just realised that it’s the end of the year, and they have a pile and list of to-dos, like making referrals, to get done before they too go on leave!
The quietness though of the office is good and bad – do you find this too that there’s an ‘optimal’ amount of stuff going on around you to get a good amount of work done?
Anyway, off to tackle the to-do list. Then Time Off! Yay!
(blogging about the weekend proper will come. In time!)
In a few weeks, Rish and I will be escaping to Beechworth in country Victoria for a long weekend for some “us” time after this stressful year, close to our anniversary (and before Xmas hits!)
Beechworth Bakery, by Brett Matthews
I’ve promised Rish some Vanilla Slices from the Beechworth Bakery… shall we see how many he can fit in in a weekend? :p