Tuesday, August 28, 2012

The Kindness of Grannies



My very extremely nice parents child-cat-guinea pig-sat last week while The Man and I ran away from home. We rented the world's tiniest cottage on the beach...




...with possibly the world's best views. This is the one from the bedroom window. Why would you ever get out of bed?



To go through the red gate of course, down to the beach, to find rocks, starfish and fossils, and look at sheep and echidnas. Well, lots of sheep, one echidna.



And to sometimes get in the car and go and look at other beaches...



...climb high cliffs, and go for supplies to the one place on the island actually open in the winter season. Providentially this was a blessed cheesemaker, who also baked sourdough in his wood fired oven. The gods were smiling. We ate bread and cheese for days from the cottage's retro crockery collection, circa 1974, and drank some very nice pinot noir.



Every evening The Man lit the fire, which gave us the perfect opportunity to eat more cheese, and of course, drink more wine.



But then, oh no, The Man ran out of coffee, so we had to come home. Nothing less catastrophic could have torn us away. But at least we got to ride on the ferry.

Thanks Mum and Dad, couldn't have done it without you.

8 comments:

Left-Handed Housewife said...

1. How wonderful to have parents who make this kind of getaway possible; and 2. Bread and cheese and wine and such lovely views? My dear, what did you do in a former life to deserve this! Ah, bliss ...

frances

Jo said...

I have been VERY, VERY good for two whole years since my last four day getaway...

chrisartist said...

What a great post!
You were in heaven.
Bruny?
Chris

Jo said...

Yes, you guessed it. Our first visit. So lovely, and there was NOBODY there, except farmers in utes. Bruny in winter will be our go to island holiday forevermore.

chrisartist said...

Hi Jo
Can you share the contact. I adore cottages like that?
No probs if not. Thanks for visiting my blog.
Chris

Jo said...

Chris, google Red Gate Cottage, Bruny Island. It is a family weekender, very basic, built and furnished circa 1932, kitchen updated in DIY-style circa 1983 but the views make up for the rustic nature of the accomodation. And although they claim there is accomodation for two couples, there would be standing room only for four, but perfect for one and significant other...

Jane @ Shady Baker said...

Wow...this looks and sounds divine! Sourdough, cheese and little cottage near the beach, happy days indeed. Thank you for calling into my blog, very kind :)

GretchenJoanna said...

Divine. Heavenly. I agree with everything everyone posted. You make me remember similarly Perfect times with my Dear Husband, and it's sweet. I guess we can't do this kind of thing *too* often, or it wouldn't be as wonderful. But I wish....

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