Sex and the Country

This is where I spent my birthday weekend this year. Lovely, isn't?Yes, this year, I ditched the city and the usual dinner and drinks do for my birthday and opted instead for a quiet and romantic country weekend escape with Stu. Don't know if age is catching up on me, but i really enjoyed being in the middle of nowhere with the scenic Mount Dangar as a back drop, a single dirt road as the only link to civilisation.Located in the Upper Hunter Valley, our B&B is a converted dairy farm, proudly owned and re-furbished by the Windybanks. Though, equipped with all the modcons one needs, theWindy banks kept the beams and the structure of the house, including the old concrete floors out in the front porch, giving The Old Dairy lots and lots of character.
The front porch where we had our daily breakfast and arvo tea out in the sun.
This is the French provencial themed kitchen, where Stu spent many hours cooking up all our meals The bench top is a recycled floorboard from Sydney! It sure looked good.

Though I've always prided myself on being a city girl, I left the Hunter dreaming of owning a piece of land one day, being a farmer of sorts (dog breeder?), own a B&B, producing handmade soaps or jam or planting an olive grove, perhaps. Stu wants his own vineyard to produce the best wine this land has to offer so, who knows?