Thursday, September 18, 2014

Play: Exploring Western Australia in Winter (Day 10)

Today, mummy is in the mood to make breakfast... plus it is very windy and raining outside so we were not in a hurry to go out...

So warm up some bread, grill some sausages, made some scramble eggs and heat up some baked beans... so we had a hot breakfast today... boy boy loves the bread and baked beans while girl loves the sausages and eggs...

Breakfast time
Yummy!
Love how he enjoys his bread
After breakfast, we just chill in the house for a bit, even went and pluck this lemon at the garden.... there are so many lemon at the lemon tree and it smells nice :)

Lemon...!!!
Lemon tree at the garden!
Initially, we were quick reluctant to go out... it was chilly outside and very windy... and so warm in the house... but it is our last day at Busselton so in the end, after SLOWLY getting ready, we got out of the house....

Got some free sticker after buying some groceries at Woolsworth yesterday and the kids are playing with them in the car...



Yesterday night, after preparing tiramisu, i also cut some carrots (which i buy from Woolsworth) into small finger bites pieces and we bring them to feed the goats and llama at the Countrylife Farm which we visited yesterday. We just park our car at the parking area and the kids are excited to feed the animals :)

Was drizzling though (on and off), so it was quite funny... we stayed in the car when it is drizzling, once stop drizzling, we go out and feed the animals, then went back to car again once it started to rain.. i think we did that quite a few times... cause the rain is really so fickle minded...rain and stop, rain and stop...


As usual, the "most" hungry animal is the llama!
I also cooked some porridge earlier (while preparing for breakfast), so feed the kids their lunch in the car and they get to watch the animals as free entertainment... haha!

After eating and feeding, our next stop is to FlameTree Winery. If you read my previous post, on my first night, hubby and me went to the hotel's lobby for a drink and i LOVE the dessert wine served there.. i checked online and this FlameTree Winery is not far from where we stay in Busselton, so of course i couldn't leave without buying some....

It is not hard to find as the signboard are huge...

Free tasting...
Price list
We gave the other types of wine a try as free tasting is available, but nothing else caught our attention so we only went back with the Botyris Riesling that we like..

Botyris Riesling @ Flametree Winery:
http://www.flametreewines.com/index.php?option=com_platfform&view=crm&layout=productdetails&productId=114&Itemid=104
Happy with my purchase... love the bottle too, simple and nice!
By now, kids already very tired. Have been travelling for 10 days now and most of the days are full of excitement and activity, our next stop is Margaret River town centre which is about 40 minutes away.. so let the kids take a nap first during the journey.. Plus, hubby and me haven't eat lunch so we gotta see if there is anything nice along the way...

We checked out a few places but because the kids are sleeping and the restaurant is far from the parking area, we couldn't let the car out of our sight...

In the end, we found this restaurant amidst of this olive plantation and the parking area is just right next to the restaurant and we can easily see the car... so we decided to let the kids continue with their nap and we can grab a quick bite... It was quite stressful lunch though, hubby and me take turn to go check on the kids every 5 minutes to make sure that they aren't awake yet...

I tried their homegrown and home pressed olive oil but didnt find anything that i like.. ended up buying one of their organic lip balm (as mine finished already). It is quite moisturising and not pricey.. love it!

Their food are nice too....

I had their homemade organic pasta: Fettuccine with venison chorizo, red peppers caramelised onion, garlic, basil, chilli, pine nuts with Premium Blend Extra Virgin Olive Oil

It was yummy!!! Light and not stingy with the ingredients. Also love the crunch from the pine nut...

Homemade organic pasta... $23
Hubby had fish and chips, it was ok, not bad as well...but pasta more special..
Whiting Fish and Beer Battered Chips, $27
For dessert, this caught our eye cause looks so pretty but not very nice.. luckily we only order one to share. And the kiddos woke up by now, they are so smart, wake up just in time for desserts :)


After meal, we walk around the olive oil plantation for a bit and then drove to Margaret River Town Centre. Along the road, great scenery and many winery... but town centre was nothing much, just a few rows of shops.... 

So, ended up I go shopping at Target... and bought quite a few discounted items :) Avents plates, kid's t shirt and shoes.... all quite cheap after promotion...

This is the most worth it buy of the day: A cute Christmas Suit for the kids... only $2 for the whole set!!! So buy for my niece who is due to born in September and by Christmas this year will be 3 months old, just nice cause only have one size left (0-3 months)... 

Cuteee!!!!
As there is nothing much at the town centre, we drove back to Busselton... went to Reject Shop and shop again... hubby also shake head... so he stayed in the car.... (well, weather is really bad, so must find some "indoor" activity, right?)

After shopping, went home and cooked dinner but.... it was really bad :(

I bought beets few days back at the Subi's Farmers' Market... it is my first time buying and cooking and we didnt really like it... it is really an acquired taste :(

Beets leave
Luckily, i have some tiramisu to save the day...

Tiramisu time...
Yum!
After dinner, kids played for a while and sleep early again... they took nap today but not very long... so very tired already...

After they sleep, it is some "us" time again.. and we enjoyed our tiramisu... well, it is no way near the one i had at Ciao Italia... but don't worry, i am going back to Perth tomorrow and i am definitely gonna go buy more tiramisu before flying back to Spore!!!

Enjoy dessert time
Hubby bought some wantan soup yesterday but really not nice, don't buy!
And by the way, did i tell you that we are sooo last minute, has been searching and thinking where to stay for our final 3 days of holiday..initially wanted to spend one more day in Busselton but we gave up cause the weather really bad (in winter), keep raining and no sun... unlike Perth area....

So finally after few days of searching, we found a place to stay tomorrow night for our last 3 days of holiday. We are going back to Perth!!! Finally, we can have some sun tomorrow and no need to wear so many layers of clothes and hide in car or indoor places most of the time!!! More outdoor fun!!!