Tuesday, June 11, 2013

Long weekend in the mountains

This June long weekend was the BFG and my last chance to take a mini break together without children! So you can imagine how desperate I was to actually go away (because I'm a real freak about FOMO - fear of missing out).

Seeing as I'm pretty heavily pregnant now, we decided it best that we didn't fly anywhere. So we decided to go to the Blue Mountains and seeing as I'm such a procrastinator when it comes choosing where to stay, Lillianfels was booked out and had also changed their packages by the time I was ready to book. Instead I booked us into the Mountain Heritage Hotel & Spa which is a grand old guest house (with decor to match!).  The funny thing about this place is that it's like stepping back to the 1800s. Their restaurant belongs in the 80s. We decided against dinner at the hotel when we saw "Portugese supreme" on the menu.

View from our room
It wasn't as cold as I was expecting but it was nice to get out of Sydney. We didn't really do very much which is kind of what we wanted to do. We had lunch in Leura, dinner at an Indian restaurant in Katoomba and just checked out the Scenic world - but we didn't end up going on anything as we had gotten there a bit late and when we tried again the next day, the queue was way too long.

We (as in I) did get to check out a few vintage and old wares shops. The BFG who does not share my love for vintage just goes to me "so how did all this vintage shit end up in the mountains?". Which, if you think about it, is kind of true. How is it that all along the way up the mountains, then Leura, Katoomba and Blackheath are full of vintage shops??

I still enjoyed looking even though I didn't buy anything (I did see a couple of vintage sideboards - but we will have to wait till we redo our house to fit one in).

Green bakelite!!
I had a pregnancy massage at Yindi Day Spa. While they had the massage bed with the hole for your belly, it still took me a couple of minutes to fully relax into it. But once relaxed, the massage was great. Especially seeing as I've been suffering from lower back pain.

High tea - Lillianfels
While we didn't get to stay at Lillianfels, we did go for high tea to try to relive one of our earlier dates. Last time, we were there for hours and nibbled daintily on the sandwiches and sweets. This time, there was no modesty and being the old married couple we are, totally hoed into the food.

Great weekend away and just to think, the next time we go away, it will be a family of 3!!

Speaking of which - pregnancy update.
I had an appointment with my obstetrician today (33w+4d) and unfortunately, the baby is still in breech position which could mean an elective c-section. There is also a possibility that I might have gestational diabetes - even though she didn't think it likely but still need to go through the 2 hour test. AND - wait for it.... I'm having a large baby! Ugh... Might be around 4kg but I'll have another scan at around 37 weeks to double check.


  1. Omg - big baby indeed! Elective c-section ounces like a winner to me! Sounds like you had a lovely break away. Good to get in a 'baby moon' - kind of freaky that the next time there will be 3, and it will all be about bubs! Lap up the 'all about me' time you can get now hon :-)

  2. Green Bakelite is one of my major passions! I would have had serious trouble not buying any.

    Not surprised you might be having a big baby. Hope some turning happens and the diabetes doesn't.

  3. Oh what a lovely weekend. The bakelite is stunning, and the high tea looked delish. (visiting from Katie Crackernuts!)
    Steph :)


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