December 10, 2012 | Miscellaneous

I just wanted to take this opportunity to say thank you to everyone who entered our recent 24 Merry Days Giveaway!! I’m completely astounded by the amazing support, and now that the giveaway is closed it’s time to draw a winner! And that lucky person is….

Kristen from Summer Sets In!! Congratulations Kristen!

If you missed out this time, don’t dispair! There are still loads of other giveaways on now, or coming up that you can enter! Go to the 24 Merry Days website to see who’s coming up next!

Perth & Margaret River II

December 4, 2012 | Miscellaneous, Personal, Photography, Travel

Good morning! I thought I’d share part two of our trip to Margaret River with you this morning, just to change it up from all the Christmas stuff that’s been going on!

Most of these photos were taken in and around various wineries we went to. Actually now that I look at it – there are just 2 of the wineries here.. we visited many many more, trust me. But these two wineries were probably two of my favourites for completely different reasons.

The first one was a very small, privately run vineyard called Carpe Diem. We had to make an appointment to go and taste their wines, and their cellar door consisted of a shed in which we sat surrounded by all the wine making equipment. Even though it didn’t have all the bells and whistles of some of the other wineries, it was a fantastic experience being served and given the story of each wine by the wine-maker himself. It also helps that the wines were amazing!

On the other end of the spectrum was Voyager Estate (above), which was spectacular if only for the grounds alone (check out the homepage of their website!!). Sprawling green lawns, manicured gardens, roses, and of course fantastic food and wine. It was magnificent and well worth a visit.

On the way back to Perth we stopped by the Margaret River Berry Farm for some morning tea scones with jam and cream… oohhh yum. They also had a beautiful cottage garden full of the most beautiful, tiny birds! They gave us sugar so we could try feeding some, and we managed to attract some of these little honey eaters (well, I guess they’re honey eaters – they had a seriously long tongue!).

Oh what a great time we had. Just one more Perth post coming up in a couple of weeks.. I need to space them out so you don’t get tired of seeing all my photos! :)