Thursday, October 6, 2011

An Unexpected Find in the Country

For the long weekend we went to Dubbo in Central NSW, my husband's home town, to stay with his mother (his father was actually in Sydney for the weekend for the football grand final). Thanks Beth, we had a lovely time with you!

We had a great weekend. It poured rain in Sydney but the skies were bright blue in Dubbo - the photo below is untouched! Amazing.

We went to the Western Plains Zoo which was fun. Phil and the kids cycled around but I was too scared to ride with my broken arm - the last thing I need is 2 broken arms! Phil and the kids went to Dubbo Gaol also while I took Charlie, our dog, for a long walk along the river. We also stumbled across a cute cafe, Short Street Store.  Not really what we expected to see in rural NSW but a great find and will definitely be our "local" when we next visit.  It used to a corner shop (since the 1930's) and my husband used to play pinball there after school as a kid.  It's recently been renovated and is now open for breakfast and lunch.

Great coffee and food all served in a very cute setting - lots of little rooms and spaces to enjoy your food!


In regards to my painted furniture, I've still got another week or so in my cast and then I'll have to see how my arm is. I am keen to still do some as I've got lots of ideas.  In the meantime I've got some business consulting work to do which will keep me busy.
Have a great week,
cheers Fiona


  1. Hello Fiona. Just adding you to my blogroll now. Love your blog!... sorry I haven't been visiting much. I have missed out on so much over the past year. Getting on my feet now so will be around again soon. A-M xx

  2. Hey,
    Love the blog.

    Just wanted to say thanks for stopping in at Short Street Store while on your stay in Dubbo. We look forward to your return someday soon hopefully !!!


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