We finished up work early on Friday, and headed off to the country town of Trawool.
The two guest cottages are situated side by side, surrounded by lovely gardens and an sprawling open yard that is perfect for the dog! And not far away is the cafe where the owner's spend most of their time and are always available should you need anything.
We let them know roughly what time we expected to arrive, so by the time we got there the fire was roaring and the cottage was so lovely, warm and cosy!
Rocket found his spot by the warmth of the fire! Liam, the self-professed "Master of the Fire" made sure that the fire kept roaring all weekend long, keeping the cottage the perfect warm place to stay in the cold weather.
Not content with just a perfect afternoon though, I was determined to make it a double, and follow it up with the perfect evening too!
The big West Coast vs Essendon game was on and we planned to stay in by the fire again to watch another fantastic victory. This time I was feeling a little more adventurous than just take away and wanted to prepare some warming winter comfort food to enjoy whilst we watched the football.
Potatoes baked on the coals topped with garlic butter, tasty cheese, coleslaw and copious amounts of sour cream! Accompanied by pork pepper and mustard sausages with caramelized onions. YUM
I'm not sure you can get any more perfect!
A tasty meal, the company of my wonderful man and our cheeky pup, cuddled by the fire in front of the TV watching a victorious game of football! I was a very happy camper.
After breakfast, we went for a wander around the property :
Rocket was very patient with me as I set him to work as my little model...
Unfortunately all good things come to an end, and after a fabulous weekend away it was time to head home! :( As you can see, Rocket did not want to leave.
Here he is, staring sadly at the ute while we packed everything up ready to go. I can't blame him though... I did not want to leave either! It was such a nice relaxing weekend away.
Liam is now looking up land an property in the country, as he has always wanted to move out that way and away from the big smoke! He is now determined that after purchasing a little house in the suburbs, the next step is to buy a piece of land in the country as a holiday destination/investment piece. Ever since we got back, he's been trying his best to convince me and show me properties for sale to win me over!
Well... I think I can safely say that he enjoyed his birthday trip...
Perhaps a little too much!