Category Archives: High Tea

Trawling for Scones in the Wake of the Southern Aurora.

Scones of the Hunter Valley & New England Tribes Rather than eat ourselves silly on Christmas Day I simply made a batch of scones using the CWA packet mix and was heartened by my family’s joyous response of *****5 stars. … Continue reading

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Canberra, ACT. Turner from the Tate.

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Braving the Canberra Cold for Art As it was minus five degrees in Canberra there was no hurry to visit the National Gallery of Australia. Much more pleasant to let the morning crowds go first and have pumpkin quiche for … Continue reading

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Southern Highlands, NSW. A Grimm Scone Tale.

……………………..A Long and Winding Road…………………… Hooray, we didn’t get lost today! After warming up with a hasty cup of tea at the Illawarra Fly, it was back to Robertson and hopes of scones or lunch in Bowral. I’d spied the … Continue reading

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Sydney Harbour, NSW. A Fabulous Bridge Walk with Great Scones****4stars

The Many Faces of the Sydney Harbour Bridge. I’m ashamed to admit that I have never walked across the Sydney Harbour Bridge before. Starting at Central Station I caught the train to North Sydney which is only five minutes away. … Continue reading

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Alice Springs, NT. Wandering with Imagination not Images.

Chaos Reigns Supreme Sack the navigator! What! I was doing my best but it didn’t matter where we were heading I didn’t know which way was up, north, right but mostly wrong, even with a simple map. Ooops, we just … Continue reading

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Katoomba, NSW. Lacklustre Lilianfels **2stars

Great Expectations. Sadly Disappointed. Finally went horse riding for the first time ever. Didn’t fall off & enjoyed the trail ride in the Blue Mountains. It was only an hour but it still left you rather sore and tender. To … Continue reading

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Bondi, NSW. Missed Sculpture By the Sea, Again!

¬†Oops! Can’t believe I’ve missed Sculpture by the Sea again! Even getting up before sunrise didn’t help yesterday. An early start would mean beating all the traffic and the heat. Not a problem today though as I was waylaid only … Continue reading

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Medlow Bath, NSW. The Hydro Majestic Waits Patiently……..

The Iconic Vision Continues???? The Hydro Majestic Hotel at Medlow Bath was once the crowning glory of the Blue Mountains but now it lies patiently waiting for a new lease of life. Perched on the top of the escarpment with … Continue reading

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Kirribilli, NSW. At Home with Julia & Quenton.

The Ferry Maybe E Phillips Fox’s painting is just a little fanciful, but today was a glorious day to catch the Ferry across Sydney Harbour to Kirribilli for the annual Open Day at Admiralty House and Kirribilli House. Admiralty House … Continue reading

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Canberra, ACT. Great Fun at Adore Tea. ****4 stars

What: Adore Tea. Rating Today: 4 stars. Great scones & boutique jams. Where: O’Hanlon Place, Nicholls ACT 2913 (Near Cockington Green) Ph:02 6230 9962 When: 9.00am – 5.30pm. Thurs & Fri to 7pm. Open 7 days. Web: Cost: High … Continue reading

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