March 3, 2007

A drive out of town........

This morning we headed north out of Sydney to Katoomba in The Blue Mountains, an hour & a half away.
Its so breathtakinly beautiful....
we got there early but there was lots of tourists and locals around already.....its always a popular stop.
Here is a pic of The 3 sisters.

As you approach Echo Point lookout there are stones along the way that have carved poems
this one says:-

When I reached the lookout at Echo Point,The light was thick and golden
As if it had passed all day through,
A butterfly’s dusty wing.

Lovely huh?
We wandered through Katoomba village, had some lunch and then drove to Leura the next village and walked around, ate icecream and peeked in the quaint little shops. We're so lucky to have such beautiful areas close to our busy hectic city....its nice to just hit the road and escape.
Next week we plan to head up that way again to Oberon forest for some Mushroom picking. Hope we find some!

On Friday I received these lovely ATCs in the mail from Marianne at Applehead,
they are adorable!!! Check out her 'small people' cute!

Last week I also received the Autumn and Winter 06 editions of 'Marie Claire Idees' magazines from Paula all the way from Portugal.

I then received the Spring 07 issue as part of craft mag swap I was involved in so now I have 3 issues and Im definetly hooked - what a beautiful magazine!!
Its in French but if you read over and over you sort of get it...well sort of. My mum also knows a bit of French so I'll be asking her for are some inspiring pictures from the magazine! I love that tote bag....I'll be giving that a go....

Have a wonderful weekend everyone!


  1. Anonymous10:14 PM

    Thanks for visiting us...your blog is gorgeous. Love the pics from your parent's garden. I had no idea what to do with my zuchini flowers. I have to admit...wore a top today that let it all show...spent the whole time holding the front together.

  2. Gorgeous photos of the landscape. Love those little ATC's also.

  3. Anonymous4:52 AM

    so much goodness over in your corner..the day trip looks stunning and fun and lots of great mail!!!! Enjoy it all :)

  4. what a lovely road trip! i love the poetry carved into the stones... wonderful. this month for us too is about mini-road trips... an hour or so away from home, just for a day... to escape and relax! sadly today's was rained out but that means more napping :)
    oh and marie claire idees... addictive indeed!

  5. Wow, that's a lot of really good stuff!

  6. Wow what fantastic scenery you have near where you live. Great for inspiration for drawing and painting.

  7. I really have to get that magazine. I keep seeing glimpses of it out in blogland and I need it, now!

  8. what a wonderful escape! i would love to visit.
    marie claire is one of my favourites too!

  9. Anonymous4:16 AM

    oh, what a great outing. love your photos of everything! the atcs are indeed so cute and the challenge intriguing! want to see more collages, you are so talented! I got one of your atc's from val. swap! yeah me! xo Lia

  10. Thank you for stopping by my blog. I LOVE your blog. What pretty pictures and gorgeous art. I really love your style of illustration.

  11. hi there anastasia! i can't find your email address anywhere... could you please send it to me? thank you dear! hugs, amisha

  12. Wow! That looks like a wonderful place to visit...shame it's too far away from here :)
    I'm so happy you are enjoying those M. C. idees mags...I'm sure you will be able to find them somewhere in Australia...or maybe subscribe to it.

  13. What a gorgeous magazine! - love the bag especially :-)


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