So we were driving past Adelaide Hills when we spotted this little apple shop on the side of the road. I asked Stu to stop and he very nicely obliged and turned back so we could go and have a closer look. I'm so glad we did; the shop smells of freshly baked apple and cinnamon and we couldn't help but buy ourselves a pie and muffin plus some apples to munch on for the rest of the journey. I love that it is old fashioned and quaint and so gorgeous.
Bowsers of the Barossa - it is full of beautiful treasures, wonderfully displayed and so well priced. I cried a little when I realised there is no way I could bring everything home with me.
But what I did manage to pick up were all rather special to me. Like these vintage plates,
Bullcreek Books - a gem of a bookstore where I spent a lot of time browsing and looking at the wonderful collection of old and new books. I found copies of books there that I read as a child, in great condition too! The owner's love for books is apparent. It is places like this that reinforces my love for reading and why I still obstinately refuse to make the switch to digital books.
While I was there, I picked up this neat little Barossa cookery book full of age old German recipes that from the region. This really is an old school cookbook - there are no illustrations and very very brief instructions. I'm looking forward to trying the recipes but at the same time, a little bit scared that I muck it up completely!
Lyndoch Lavender Farm. We visited at the beginning of flowering season so there were plenty of lavender in bloom and bees buzzing everywhere. The air was perfumed and I thought I was just beautiful walking around the lavender farm but I was told it gets even better in a few weeks when all the bushes flower at once and the place turns purple. I reckon that is a sight worth making a trip back to Barossa for.