Thursday, February 24, 2011

Out of Town

"Oh No! Jasper quick come!!! They've got that big purple thing up on the bed again and Mummy's filling it with know what that means?"

They went off on a holiday again!
"Hey how come teddy got to go and Jasper and I had to stay home with Oma and Opa?"

They caught this plane to....

We hear that was where Mummy and Daddy first met and lived for many years before moving to Sunny Queensland where the kids were born and we Cavaliers came into their lives.

They hired a car and drove to a lovely country town named Bowral where some very good friends live.

....And WHO are YOU?
 In fact WHAT are YOU?
Can you believe we've never seen one of these funny looking things yet. Okay, must admit she is very pretty... Or was it a he?

Our sister loved collecting eggs each day they were there and had yummy dark yellow omlets and scrambled eggs for breakfast each morning.

Now here's an interesting creature. Mummy was so shocked to realize that her children (and us) have never seen a snail before this. She grew up with snails in the garden so it never dawned on her until now that there aren't any in Queensland... "and to think" Daddy said, "It's only taken her thirteen years to figure that out!" Plus a slight obsession by our Sissie who collected them and decided to hang them all over the outside of our friends house...

...and in their lovely rose bush. NOT impressed! Sissie didn't know that snails are destroyers...

...she just thought they made good pets. No damage done. Mummy rescued them all before we left from the house walls... and driveway... and rose bushes... and that container with the other thirty or so collected snails of various sizes in it.

Mummy loves our friends white picket fence. She thought it was such a quaint little country estate and she got plenty of exercise going for brisk early morning walks in the crisp cool air.

They visited a farmers market at the local school...

...and they caught up with a new Cavalier friend named Lucy. Mummy and the kids just can't walk past a Cavalier without going up and having a cuddle. Lick! Lick! Wish we had met Lucy... she's a pretty little doll!

They went on a lovely afternoon mountain hike. Just as well Mummy has been working out, she made it to the top without stopping and just in case you're all wondering Mummy is not that red head there... that's her friend.

Well....okay she said she did stop a few times but only to take some photos of some lovely mossy trees.

This one was just covered with lichen and moss. Bowral is a lot cooler than Sydney city and always green and lush.

Purple flowers are always a favourite.

Wild hydrangeas grew prolificly along the mountain path and it was very tempting to pick some, but Mummy wasn't sure if she should. Many native plants are protected here and you're not supposed to pick them. Hydrangeas are not natives but still they were growing in the wild so we thought it best to leave them there.

But this little berry caught our attention!

So tiny and bright red!

Stay tuned for more Sydney holiday posts to come.


  1. Wow what a lovely vacation, sorry you did not get to go along. My mom is having a hard time figuring out what to do for vacation, I heard her tell daddy that she didn't want to leave me behind. Well you know that works for me!
    Take care,

  2. Hi boys, that seems to be a very good and funny trip - visiting friends is one of the best ideas - because life runs so fast and the moments your mummy had shown us here are so precious...Best to you - I think you had a wonderful time in Omas house?
    So long!
    Wuff und and LG

  3. Your friends white picket fence is so quaint! Poor Marley and Jasper, but I bet you were left in great hands. The flowers are wonderful... the snail... oh to be young and adventureous.