Friday, 30 December 2011

the indigo family hits the road....

After an extraordinarily busy, crazy few months we finally hit the road on the 23rd December at 4 o'clock in the morning. The night before we were still vacuuming and mopping and packing at 11pm ready for our guests while we were away.
We are a great travelling family...we eat, we sing, we snooze, and we laugh. 

Once we arrived in Sydney we just had to do some shopping. This year I had avoided all malls and shopping centres in preparation for Christmas gifts as I decided on a 'local, handmade Christmas' I reluctantly hit Westfield so my teenagers could buy some new Christmas clothes.

Our youngest has his birthday on Boxing Day and here he is with his very special Flourless Chocolate Cake thanks to my brothers partner Elle.....yummiest cake I have ever had.
I know the candle says he is 1 but in the rush we just couldn't find the 2 to make him 12 as we 'needed to eat chocolate cake now'.
The next morning we hit the road again to my other brothers farm at Binda in the Southern Tablelands of NSW. He is a horticulturalist and his partner is an artist, so together they always create the most amazingly beautiful properties....
This is harsh, cold climate country so every plant that goes into the ground has to be tenderly cared for until it becomes established.

This is where Sasha's obsession with sheep all began....

Lots of delicious food and yummy wine to keep warm at night.....

Farmer Keith and Farmer Sasha talking sheep....

This is soooooo different from the lush, tropical environment that we live in. We dream about grass that doesn't grow before our eyes...
This shot is taken through the front windscreen.

Beautiful flower and vegetable beds.....

The photo below is taken taken with an iPhone app......Pano

After two wonderful nights we hit the road again heading into Victoria......very exciting as this is all new to us. I have been told I travelled down here as a child but have no memory of it.
We are now in Beechwood but more about that next time.

Hope you are all having a wonderful Christmas/New Year break......would really love to hear what you are up to.
Take care xoxx Jo and family.


  1. Keith and Rowena's farm looks truly you say, completely different environment to Mullumbimby. We are having lovely days here and yesterday we went to Brunswick Heads for a swim. Perfect!! today is a home day with lawn mowing and cleaning up inside. Wish I was on the road in Victoria also day. Happy New Year to all and try and get some of that singing on audio for us.

  2. Looks like you have had a fabulous time Jo. Happy new year to you and belated birthing day blessings to you and your boy!

  3. Oh yeah...... travelling!!! Bliss! It's so nice to see all those places that are so different from our own, isn't it? I'm sure you will all have fun as you visit friends and family. If you are coming down Tassie way, we'd love to meet you!
    Have an awesome holiday and all the best for twenty twelve.....

  4. Thanks Cath, Shannon and Evi........yes we are having the best time.....whenever I go camping I always think 'I could almost live like this'.
    Happy new year to you all too!!!!!
    No Evi only heading as south as The Great Ocean Rd unfortunately......maybe next meeting people from blogworld.

  5. Welcome to Victoria!
    Hope you are having a great camping trip.
    If you are in the area, two spots to visit for a bit of a cool splash are Daylesford Lake and Vaughn Springs. Great to escape the heat waves....Enjoy!

  6. thanks Alex.....I am sure loving Victoria.....cooler weather here today so wineries and berry picking day