Saturday, May 30, 2009

Anguston Part5

Gday All.
Im very happy to report that all went extremely well with my yearly Colonoscopy. YIPPEEEE! I dont have to have another for 3 years , My specialist said ive made 5 years since being diagnosed with Cancer, and seeing all went well im going to live to be an old lady LOL but will still have to have ongoing blood tests forever and a day.
Ill be around to visiting you all soon as I can as I have Carol here watching over me , to make sure I follow Doctors orders and get plenty of rest for the next few days..

Now on with a few more photo's of my trip.

A walk though the farmers Market.
were all produce is locally grown and sold by Farmers

Yummy Home made chocolates from contented cows

Carol tasting some home made dryed and cured meats

home made sponges .honey . ETC.

A walk through the park To see Peter

The bronze Statue of Peter

Above and below: Peters Plaque's
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To be able to read

Angus Park well known for their dryed fruit , nut, and yummy chocolates
Pic below

Yulumba winery Tununda

Heading up the path
can we make it up the path

We made it
Look who is at the bar
Having a small taste
Very happy with my purchase
Just resting

In the garden

Just a few of my Yummy purchases

Heading home next stop Mildura

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Tuesday, May 26, 2009

Barossa Valley PT4

Gday all.
I Hope you are all keeping well and healthy, and the weathers kind to you where ever you maybe.We have had some lovely sunny days , last night we got some much needed rain,a couple of very heavy down pours enough to water the garden, No sign of rain today but the weather is much cooler today and central heating on ..
Iwent to Drs and had my Pre admission today, go into hospital Thursday for my procedure Friday.Also got good results from Blood Tests.
Now on with a few more Photo's of my trip..We went to quiet a few wineries in the Barossa but im only posting a couple of my favorites.

The House of grape liqueurs,wine,antiques & roses
Inside The Foyer

Above: One of the glass cabinets
A few Photo's of the Antiques in the grand ballroom.The collection from Early 18th and 19th century and has been collected from all over the world By Mr Thumm. The porcelain is mainly from France & Germany.
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one of the many cabinets
A few glass cabinets aroung the room
this one is dated 1785
Just a few of antiques in glass cabinets
Pauline admiring one of the tables from the time of Louis xvi

this piece is from the Baroque period
A couple more cabinets full of beautiful Dinner services

As you all can see the 3 of us made purchases here including a bottle of grape syrup each, if the wines not sweet enough for your taste you add a very small drop to sweeten or add to ice cream or a milk drink.. just a few uses for the grape syrup. Now out the back and into the rose garden

Alpine sunset Uk 1973

Coronation Gold

Amadeus red

Golden Years Yellow Harkness UK

WE Stopped here to stretch our legs and get a bite to eat for lunch .Carol headed to the bakery were she purchased a nice hot cup of potato and leek soup, Pauline and I went next door for A feed of fish and chips before hitting the road again.

While driving along we noticed a sign to the KEG factory, and of course we had to go have a look

A chair made from a Keg,(Barrel)
It was comfy but would think if filled with ice and drinks would be very cold on the rear end.

A few assorted kegs for sale.

Here one of the friendly staff was explaining the best way to use the small Keg.

The window you see is for viewing work in progress,Unfortunetly the workers had finished for the day.and couldn't see any in production

We were told at the visitors centre this was a must see To taste the Meads unique to this area, as we driving though this area of course we stopped to sample the Meads.Ports and wines that were on offer, I must say was well worth the stop . After tasting the warm Meads , ports and wines, we all come away feeling quite warm inside and very happy with our Purchases.I purchased Scarlet Mead (Chocolate and Cinnaman)Ohh so nice
,a white port and a couple of bottles of
Sweet red late harvest Cabernet Sauvigon.
Not a lot of photo's here I was tooooo busy tasting and forgot the about the camera in my pocket.

Their Motto is.


I took these Photo's of the Murals on the vats depicting the history of wine making, I only took a few as there was quite a line of them

Now its time to find our Motel and get a good nights rest before we hit the road again .A few more days before we make it home.. Pt5 to follow..

Cheers \_/ \_/


Thursday, May 21, 2009

Hahndorf Part 3

Gday All,
I hope your keeping well wherever you maybe. I feeling very well had Drs check up today all went well, its time for my annual tests.. Had my blood tests today . Now I just have to make appointments for Ulta sound and Mammagram, and I have a Colonoscopy next week Ohhh Yuk!!! not looking forward to taking the dreaded fleet I shudder at the thought of it .

Now on with my holiday.

We decided to have extra day in Adelaide and go for a drive into Hahndorf One of the Adelaide Hills's most famous towns, Hahndorf is Australia's oldest surviving German settlements. There's still a strong German flavour in Hahndorf, most evident in the smallgood outlets and German bakeries that line the bustling main street.
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Top: Driving into Hahndorf .
Lets stroll along the main street in all its Autumm glory..

this needs no caption
Pioneer Gardens You can see the bust of Captain hahn
Capt, Hahn

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Carol in the Puppet Shop

German Arms
The next two are on the pavement outside the leather shop

the lolly shop
above and below : inside the Lolly shop ;

one of the bakery's 1839 above the shop

The craft shop

Above & below: a group of shops

The name explains the shop

Lovely old souvenir shop
I took this one as we got back to the car, the Autumm leaves and a little lady painting her fence.
Cheerio for now I hope you all continue to enjoy my trip..

Next stop Barossa Valley