Wills Domain http://www.willsdomain.com.au/
Probably my most favourite restaurant in the South West. Located in the Yallingup hills. OMG, duck to die for. I was the grateful guest of friends from Fremantle. Whilst peacefully enjoying our entree a helicopter landed and other restaurant guests arrived (mining folks of course). Thank you to my hosts. I will dedicate a separate blog to Wills Domain another day, just might have to pay another visit. PS, my mates and I really enjoy their wines as well. Well worth a visit.
Back in Margs, the schedule sometimes demands a takeaway for dinner, I can't go past Chow, check out my take home meal....
|Hot & Sour Fish|
|Weather predicting ants|
|An Iphone photo, not the best quality, but can you see all those kangaroo's lazing about, they are not fenced in here, this is Margaret River, they are everywhere, so gorgeous.|
Lunch with friends in the country, Margaret River....
|Grandad & Grand Daughter.... super cute|
|Unfortunately the lifestyle is all too good down in the South West, lots of yummy meals, wine, and gorgeous friends|
|Then there was ....PuddyTat|
|Our lives changed instantly! Poor Dish, you can see her tethered to the lead!|
|So we escape to the beach.... The White Elephant Cafe, a couple of Stand Up Paddle boarders enjoying the day, the weather and water is still warm down here|
|Kara... my favourite barista, The White Elephant @ Gnarabup, I think they are finishing up for the season on the 5th of May, back in the spring I think.|
|Back at the shackette, PuddyTat has a little safe haven on the table, the door to her aviary open, Dish on the lead.|
|Lunch @ Watershed with Sam (see previous post titled Watershed)|
|PuddyTat, growing everyday. The vet commented on her gorgeous blue eyes that switch to bright pink. He said that under a microscope, these kind of eyes look like the Aurora Borealis|
Then back to the cat, the destroyer, so many claws and sharp, piercing teeth!
Marian was wanting a little holiday in her own town, and after doing the rounds of the Farmers Markets we headed down the road, to the river to start our little tour of our own town, Margaret River.
|Margaret River has just turned 100! This is the Old Settlement on the banks of the Margaret River. The 100 year celebrations started down here with a Makers Market, a band, CupCake Cafe, Sausage Sizzle|
|The Margaret River Gallery, Sam & Marian, what beautiful art works and mouth watering Payet Jewellery. Call Sam. I have my eye on a beautiful Topaz ring, yummm.|
|The Melting Pot, glass blowing gallery joined in the 100 yr celebrations with a band under their veranda and chalk drawings on the pavement. Check out the healthy bunch of Kale in the cyclists pannier|
|The Melting Pot|
|The Larder, gourmet retailer, you can buy local products, freshly made take away meals, located on the main street in Margs|
|Further up the main st, Marian & I investigate the quality Aboriginal Art works at Tunbridge Gallery|
Last weekend a group of us drove up to Laurance, a beautiful property/winery located on Caves Rd, Yallingup. They had asked Sabrina Hahn, a Western Australian gardening icon/character to host a Question & Answer morning as we enjoyed a lavish morning tea. Their head gardener Cale was also answering questions. Laurance have created a beautiful and interesting destination for visitors. There is something for everyone. Pop in for lunch and enjoy the art works and colour.
|The rose garden @ Laurance, you can also see what some of the locals call the 'chick on a stick', a beautiful sculpture in the middle of the lake.|
|The entry, the chandeliers created using wine glasses, they look great.|
|Cellar door, I just love the colour and beauty in everything @ Laurance|
|This bronze sculpture of the Pink & Grey Galah's, is dedicated to Steve Irwin, I totally choked up and shed a tear when I saw that. Well done Dianne.|
|Let sleeping cats lie|
|The feet are getting there, more walking without shoes, and less locking up of the bones in my feet and less work for my Chiropractor as my body gets used to the new feet|
Wish all a meaningful ANZAC Day.