Monday, 4 November 2019

Reality Bites!

Hello to all you lovely people out there in blogland! Well ... All good things must come to an end ... So they say! ... And we're home from our five state border crossings, four states, three time zones, two weeks & one excellent adventure road trip. SIGH! Reality bit with sharp teeth this morning when my Beloved Geek Boy & I had to go back to impersonating responsible adults after two wonderful weeks of making our own schedule. Our body clocks are still haywire from changing time zones several times & I suspect there will be some sleeping on the weekend to catch up. 😜

However ... I thought over the next few days I'd pop in from time to time to share some pics from our last few days that I had trouble getting to load previously. Today I thought I'd share with you the rather special accomodation we had for our two nights in Broken Hill. For those of you who don't know, Broken Hill is a mining town ... Lead, copper, zinc & rather special silver ... Unlike most silver, Broken Hill silver is pure & contains no tin, which is what causes normal silver to tarnish. So, with its history resting on mining, it stands to reason that there would be some original miners' cottages built in the late 1800's ... Including "The Miners' Rest" cottage we called home for two days ...

It was hard to get a good pic because the light was muted by dust haze the first day & rainy overcast the second day ... Ah! Australia! A land of contrasts! 😜 I don't know if you can see, but the front of the cottage is its original stone. GB organised our stay here as a surprise for me because he knows I love old buildings. 😁 And inside, the owner had gone to great lengths to decorate in a cottage/vintage style. It was tricky to get pics due to the light & narrow cottage doorways, but here we go ...

The main bedroom, complete with lace net, velvet throw & cushions, antique dressing table & lacy cloths & doilies.

A different angle to show the dressing table.

The entryway with lovely vintage photos & knick-knacks.

The lounge room with original fireplace ...

One of the twin single beds in the second bedroom ...

... And the sweet dressing table in the second bedroom.

The eat-in kitchen. I love the original stove nook ... Though I did find it a wee bit impractical when cooking scrambled eggs, trying to see what I was doing. 😜

The kitchen was pretty well equipped, with everything stored in pretty vintage cupboards.

... Which held treasures & knick-knacks galore. There was also a two person spa ... Which I enjoyed a soak in, since we haven't had enough water to indulge in bath soaks for a while. 😁 If you're visiting Broken Hill I would definitely recommend The Miners' Rest Cottage. 

That's enough photo bombardment for today. Next time I'll share some pics of the Rail Museum we spent ages exploring. But right now, I think it's dinner time so I'll sign off. Oh! OPAMErs ... It's that time again when you need to update your sidebar lists & email me your October tally. Draw in a few days. 😁 Til next time ...

BEAR HUGS!

CHEERS!
KRIS









3 comments:

Sharmayne said...

OHHHHHHH squeal!!! Love the little cottage and how lovely to spend a couple of days in it! I feel your pain coming back to work ...sigh! Hope your week moves quickly xo PS - i will send in OPAM next couple of days

Janice said...

How sweet. Geek Boy did well.

June's Jottings said...

Oh Kris, what a lovely cottage, and you got to stay in it as a surprise from your dearly beloved. Glad you made it home safely, yep, it's hard to get back to reality sometimes isn't it? However it has to be done.

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