December 18, 2006

A Town Called Orange.....

On Friday we headed out of wet and soggy Sydney (hello Summer where are you???) and drove through the very foggy Blue Mountains all the way to Orange, a town which I had heard a lot about but had never visited before.

We stayed at Duntryleague guest house built by an Irish immigrant, James Dalton in 1876. What a grand house, with such high ceilings, dark wood detailing, a beautiful grand staircase and I must admit I got a little spooked out too as I could imagine it as a great set up for a haunted horror movie!

We visited Cook Park and the rose gardens were beautiful, you could smell their fragrance in the air. The boys chased the ducks and we lazed around enjoying the warm sunshine.

In the evening there was a Christmas Steet Fair and we got to see Santa Claus drive down the main street in a Tip-Top bread van. My boys are still get a little freaked out by Santa so kept their distance.

Peter eating fairy floss on a stick. It was larger than his face so we all helped out...Yum!

There was old fashioned games to play, live music, jumping castle, sausage sizzle and lots of craft stalls

On Saturday morning we drove to Huntley Berry Farm just outside of Orange.

There was fresh Strawberries, gooseberries and blueberries to pick and they taste delcious! We also bought local cherries that were delivered to the farm that morning. We've been eating them all weekend.... I think I'll be making blueberry pancakes for a treat today!


  1. What lovely ways to spend your time. It is so interesting for me to visit blogs in warmer climates this time of year. I always think of Santa in his sleigh!
    Fairy floss sounds much nicer than cotton candy, which is what we call it here. Oh how I loved it as a child....still do!

  2. Anonymous8:33 PM

    sounds like you had a wonderful holiday! I must visit there myself one day!The guest house looks great!

  3. What a fun get away! We rented a cotton candy machine for my daughter's birthday party. The kids were so fascinated by it.

  4. Anonymous5:08 AM

    you guys travel SO much, i am jealous :) but it sounds wonderful and your boys are gonna grow up so adventurous :)

  5. What fun pics,love the pics with cottoncandy!

  6. Anonymous10:04 PM

    Oh! I'm so much into visiting different destinations these days. I love to see your whereabouts.
    We call "algodão doce" - sweet cotton - to cotton candy but I prefer fairy floss


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