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Monday, October 26, 2015

Western Australia Holiday - Day 6

Good morning Day 6!

Every morning, the girls get the privilege of getting their hair nicely tied up by their grandma. (this mummy doesn't know how to tie hair nicely. hehe)

Erin requested a front and back photo  :-)  

And off we went to explore!

First stop of the day :  The Growers Winery.  (hope I got the name right)


Another place with beautiful scenery
I can never, never ever get bored of this. Knowing the hazy situation back home made me appreciate blue skies even more. 



MIL at the garden area
It's her birthday today. Happy Birthday Mah Mah! 


Phil, the friendly owner , gave the girls a set of colouring activity book (designed by his own daughter) and pen each.

Girls busy with their new Colouring Activity Book 


Next stop : Yallingup Sheep Sheering Farm

Hello Sheep!
Unfortunately, we missed the sheep sheering show by 15 minutes.  *sigh*. But what to do..



Next stop (and main attraction of the day) : Ngilgi Cave 


Cave Entrance
Really surprising that there is a huge cave underneath this flat surface 


At one of the staircase in the cave 
And that's my 74 year old MIL, who went on all the steps without any trouble at all. Really salute her strength! Even other visitors (who sat on a bench to catch their breath) commented she's such a strong lady for her age!  

Some photos I snapped of the cave interior 

Big smile from Erin  :-) 


Walk to the car park 


After Ngligli Cave, we went to Cheeky Monkey Brewery for lunch.

Happy 74th birthday, Mah Mah! 

Enjoying Lunch 
Still remembered I hardly ate much. hehe. 
It was during lunch at Cheeky Monkey that I received a call from my headhunter and I got to know about the confirmed salary package of my new job. (tho I knew about the job offer and the tentative salary package few days earlier. Pretty fast since the final round of interviews in SG was just one day before we flew to Aussie!) 



                                                   Surroundings @ Cheeky Monkey 
                                                  Another absolutely gorgeous place. Loved it!




After a leisurely lunch, we dropped by Vasse Virgin again.

Vasse Virgin 
Bought some additional body lotion and face moisturisers


Then time to head back to the apartment!  Last minute, we decided to de-tour to get some groceries. Girls didn't want to go so we dropped them at the apartment with grandma, and we went to Coles in Dunsborough.  Nice also, to have some quiet time with just the two of us.  :-)

Erin's "I am bored" look !  ;-)
 (photo taken earlier) 


Sunset as we were leaving Coles 


Had dinner at the apartment (can't remember what we ate since I didn't snap any photos) and then Zzzzzz.....


-- End of Day 6 --

Tuesday, October 20, 2015

Western Australia Holiday - Day 5 (Part 2)

 -continuation -

Our next stop was Vasse Virgin, Margaret River - producer of olive oil skin care including soaps, lotions, massage oils and olive oil gourmet food products.

Shop Interior of Vasse Virgin 
Girls were fast asleep in the car so hubby and MIL went in to have a look. I tot of skipping it but hubs came out and said I would be interested. He was right! Ended up buying nice olive oil lotions  :-) 
(went back that nite, regretted not buying more so returned the next day to get a few more. hehe) 

Blocks and blocks of gorgeous soaps! 
(photo source : Food Pornographer) 


Next stop - Laurence Wines, Margaret River for our late lunch.

Hubby choosing his Wine at the Bar 

Another place with absolutely lovely surroundings! 



Hubby and his Mum

Our lunch 
(first non-packed lunch for this trip!) 


Cheers! 

After lunch, the girls enjoyed playing at the playground area 


While they played, we just relaxed and soaked in the wonderful atmosphere :-) 





We stayed till it was almost closing time. Went back to the apartment after that.

Girls watching tv after dinner 
Love they way they cuddle up together  :-) 


--- End of Day 5 ---

Monday, October 19, 2015

Western Australia Holiday - Day 5 (Part 1)

Day 5

Good morning Day 5!  We planned to have lunch outside so we skipped our usual morning preparation of our packed lunch.

First stop of the day was Anniebrooke Flower Farm.

Lots of sheep at at the farm

Plenty of artificial flowers at the shop but no "real" flowers. *sigh*.  Just not the right season.  But nevermind, there was another attraction - Goats!

Elyssa and Erin happily feeding the goats
Spent quite a lot of time there. Girls were happy to give, goats were happy to take   :-) 
We just plucked grass from our side of the fence to give the goats.  Case of "grass is greener on the other side"?  Hehe. 

Munch , Munch 

There was a small vineyard there too
My 3rd visit to Aussie and I've yet to see a single grape on the grapevines! 

Next stop : Protea Farm.  Uhm..we tot it was a tea farm. Turned out that it was a type of flower  ;-)
Protea Flowers 

Nothing much at the Protea farm, so we proceeded to the next attraction for the day : Wonky Windmill Farm

The namesake Wonky Windmill 

Decided on a quick morning snack before the farm tour
Pumpkin soup, scones and meat rolls

And then the farm feeding adventure began!

Erin giving milk to the lambs 

Elyssa with a hamster

Miniature Horse 

Sheep. Baaa Baaaa..... 

Uhmm... forgot the name.  But isn't it cute? 

Hubby with a friendly goat

Pigs
We stayed far away from 'em! 


After Wonky Windmill, we headed to Bootleg Brewery

Love the view!




With our beers  :-) 

Yam Seng!

Wefie with Elyssa  :-) 


-to be continued-