There’s Stacks to see in Gulgong

Most people soak up the history in Gulgong, admiring the well kept old buildings, the shop verandahs, the convict built gutter stones, the quaint picket fenced cottages. Most people soak up the history, it was the childhood home of poet Henry Lawson, it was the town featured on the first $10 note. Not us. Vee had assured us that one of the best $2 shops exists in the basement below the local supermarket. And you know what? She’s right. We spent an hour trawling the shelves in Stacks buying soaps, a new roasting fork and macrame cotton as we listened … Continue reading There’s Stacks to see in Gulgong

Bangalow Markets

We decide to take our mates up to Bangalow in the hills behind Byron Bay, NSW and we stumble upon the Bangalow Market. Hundreds of cars are parked on the old Showgrounds and a few penned cows look on in wonder. There are blokes in skirts, dreadlocks in abundance and a stall holder breastfeeding her baby. There’s a fellow who is coaxing the most exquisite music out of a beat up old upright piano. A young couple sweat over two large pans of paella and a woman parades homemade knickers in front of an undie stall. There are spaced out … Continue reading Bangalow Markets

Lawson Park Hotel

Winter 2017 In Mudgee, NSW and hankering for a steak we walk this charming town and find the Red Heifer Grill at the Lawson Park Hotel where the specialty is steak of course. It is a freezing cold winter’s night, we’re talking scarves and woollens now, and there’s a roaring fire in the bar. Out the back are some of the largest steaks that you’d ever find and the house red is a smooth local drop called ‘Black’ Shiraz. Steaks sizzle on the grill, ours almost melt in our mouths and the shiraz? We buy a dozen the next day. Continue reading Lawson Park Hotel