Monday, January 2, 2012

Tea ...and diesel.

On a sensationally gorgeous Summer (New Years) day, we realised we had less than no money in our purses, but just enough diesel in our car, we set off with a flask of tea in our basket and *tongue in cheek*  adventure in our spirits!  We drove into the mountains & happened upon a little fresh water creek oasis where we splashed about for a while and smiled, at how thrilling it can be to make the very best out of very little.

In the evening I packed my slow cooked curry and homemade bread into a dillybag and we ate in the paddock amongst the long grass and kangaroos...

{Photos by Jamie}

And made it home again, before the rain.

Shell xx

Post Script: for any non-Aussies, or just anyone who might find it as interesting as I did -
 the definition of a Dillybag can be sourced here, and here : )


  1. Wow, such beautiful photos Mechelle! Sounds like a beautiful afternoon with your family! Happy new year to you! Love Martine :)

  2. What a wonderful adventure you had! And I do miss that rugged and beautiful landscape so much - I am very much looking forward to the day our feet will cross paths again too :)

  3. Shell, I am inspired by your adventurous spirit, and I love being able to see the beauty of Australia through your blog posts. Your photos here are just lovely and put a smile on my face.

  4. Sounds wonderful. Your photos are beautiful and you are creating wonderful memories for your children :-)

  5. Happy New Year Shell! So glad you had such a lovely adventure with your family. I have to say that those pictures of the trees and grasses took my breath away! Sensational!

  6. Thanks Martine! I have to say, your Christmas photos looked beautiful too!

    Emily - I love your feet!

    Allison - you make me smile!

    Penny - You encourage me beyond words!

    Kerri - I think we share a mutual adoration for each other's landscapes!



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