I can’t believe that the whole Christmas/New Year season is over already!
Happy New Year everyone!… even though it is the 4th January already! Time has slipped away from me, due to the very busy, very fabulous, very exhausting holiday I just got back from.
We went to stay with friends on a little farm in Denmark (South West Region of Western Australia), and these are just some of the highlights.
A go-kart built in four hours out of an old pram, a chair, and other random things from the farm shed.
I have not been fishing since I discovered boy bands.
But this holiday, I caught not one, but TWO fish haha!
(However, they were so small that we threw them back into the water.)
From a pond on the farm, we caught and ate wild marron, a kind of freshwater crayfish that is considered a delicacy in Western Australia.
Although my husband insisted that it looked like a giant black cockroach crossed with a lobster, I was more than happy to cook it and eat it with a tiny squeeze of lemon.
Our host explained that marron survive regular Western Australian summer droughts by just walking over dry land to another water hole when they need to! I felt honored to be eating an animal with such excellent survival skills.
We visited a local winery called Moombaki and bought one of the last bottles of wine from an award winning, 2004 vintage. It was exquisitely smooth, and was so freaking amazing – can you tell I am not a wine expert? Perhaps knowing that it was one of the last bottles made it even nicer.
And now I know where the phrase ‘like a kid in a lolly shop” comes from. We wandered into this tiny, amazing shop called Ooh La Lollipop in a very pretty little town called Bridgetown.
It’s PACKED with every kind of candy you could imagine, and Liam was delirious with excitement.
But alas, every holiday comes to an end. Although, to tell the truth, I am glad to get back home to a more regular routine… and a brand new year.