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daily parcels * tied up in string *

daily musings of a vintage addict * I am totally obsessed with all things vintage * trying to keep up with my past...and sometimes ordinary everyday life

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Location: Katoomba, NSW, Australia

here I am in a little cottage that evokes the energies of my ancestral lands - a cottage on the moors of Cornwall, or on the cliff tops of Ireland or Scotland. It has a hearth. I am a hedge witch {of sorts}. I wear upcycled clothes, patchouli oil and Redback boots. I am a gypsy; an eccentric and a mystic [I often live with a foot in two worlds]. I serve my guests, tea from an old silver teapot. I love Vervain, yarrow, chamomile & mint. Star watcher and Moon gazer. story cloth weaver. keeper of family dreams and wishes. good friend and creator of life. herbal tea drinker and potion maker.

Plan ahead and dream of all the beautiful things that life has to offer

August 21, 2005

the armchair traveller

ok... here are a few pictures from my local area * the Blue Mountains of NSW * 1 hours drive west of Sydney. I live in an area that is famous for bushwalks, antique shops and restaurants * amazing scenery and steeped in history. Gorgeous gardens which come into their own during autumn and spring. It is classified as a *world heritage area* and is known as *the city within a national park* because, we are literally living within a national park! lucky me.

we have many tourist attractions and each day during the week, lots of tourist buses travel up to see the famous *3 Sisters* landmark in Katoomba...although it is quite nearby, I have never walked over to them as I am very afraid of heights. The winter time is very popular with city dwellers who come up here to experience a real winter, staying in the many guest house and bed & breakfasts which the area is famous for.

The town where I live is not big and all we have is a little corner store and a post office. Our train station usually wins the garden competition for the 'best railway garden'.

We are also famous for the *Woodford Academy*
built in 1833 and being the oldest building in the Blue Mountains. Originally built as an inn for passing travellers and is now owned by the national trust. Just recently, I joined the *friends of the Woodford Academy* and will now be able to serve afternoon tea in the tea rooms or give guided tours of the buildings. The history in this gorgeous old place is amazing. I love it!!!

so that is my little tour for today of the area in which I live
leaving you with this picture which is taken from my front verandah.... a view I look at every day... just gorgeous...


Blogger Kali said...

Such a truly beautifully spectacular corner of Australia, you are ever so fortunate to call 'Home'!! Your view is awesome! We are so fortunate to live in this amazing country ~ thank you for sharing these snapshots :)

10:35 am  
Blogger Amy said...

BEAUTIFUL! Breathtaking actually! Thanks Robyn! LUCKY DUCKY YOU!

11:14 am  
Blogger Shell said...

You know I have never been to the Blue Mountains. I've always wanted to go but just never got there. About two years ago we had ten days off and planned to go on a road trip down there but we only ended up at Port Macquarie before it was time to turn around again. *sighs* I'd love to live in the mountains - how beautiful.

I hope things are looking up for you by the way? Be good to yourself. =)

11:20 am  
Anonymous Amy said...

Wow what awesome photos - I've only been to Australia once in 1992 for a two week holiday in Brisbane. I'd love to go back. Thanks for sharing them.

5:20 pm  
Blogger Gina E. said...

We spent some time in the Blue Mountains during our honeymoon, and it sure is breathtaking. Would love to go back there some day - and pop in to say hi to you, Robyn!! (I will give you fair warning if we do!)

7:52 pm  
Blogger ms*robyn said...

welcome anytime Gina....

9:09 pm  
Anonymous suburbansider said...

Lovely post! The Blue mountains is one of the most beautiful places in Australia. In 2000 we lived in Blaxland{just down the road!}and I miss it so much. We haven't been back since. Living there was one of the best experiences I've had, almost idyllic.I would really look forward to any more photos from the area and also to join the postcard swap!

9:15 pm  
Blogger melissa said...

Your photos are wonderful...and your front view is superb. You're so fortunate!

2:52 am  
Blogger Maggie Ann said...

How beautiful is your corner of the world! I loved looking at the pictures and the serving tea and doing tours will be great fun. And the view from your front porch is truly breath-taking!!

4:33 am  

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