June 6, 2010
For those who aren't familiar with it, its a gorgeous little dairy/craft town in the Sunshine Coast hinterland. Absolutely stunning views as you climb the mountain range in the morning and look back over the coastline to see the sun reflecting gold off the water. Although if you're looking to visit in winter... take a hot water bottle with you! :D Unfortunately for me, once I got there I found 2 secondhand bookshops as I was wondering around the main street, and a few other little crafty stores that I just had to stop in. Now, I went up there hoping not to buy anything, but I just found the most delightful looking fern (yes, I am a closet gardener okay!), and a nearby store that sold quilted blankets. If I had of had a spare $250 dollars there was a beautiful country quilt that would have been accompanying me home. One place I did indulge in was the handmade sweets shop. The fudge was to die for! I tried the Rum & Raisin (mum's favourite), but fell in love with the Cookies 'n' Cream fudge. It was heavenly! So we bought a few chunks, and went for a lovely hot coffe at a local bakery.
My one regret of the day was that I didn't buy a book at the secondhand shop that I was drooling over. My only hope is that it will be there when we next go back... hopefully soon?