South Coast Getaway

Culburra Beach

Culburra Beach

Over the Christmas holiday break, I was fortunate enough to spend some lovely time on the South Coast of NSW, in a small coastal town called Culburra beach. Culburra is located 18 km to the East of Nowra, in the Shoalhaven area or for all you Sydney-siders or those of you that aren’t very familiar with Australia it is 182 km’s south of Sydney.

Fortunately for us we travelled down a few days before Christmas and when we arrived we felt like we had the entire place to ourselves. The beaches were practically deserted, the streets were empty and all you could hear were birds  chirping and the ocean waves gently crashing. The supermarket and cafes were fairly empty, even come Christmas Eve. We left a few days after Christmas and that’s when Culburra started to experience the migration of Sydney-siders invading this secluded piece of paradise.

We shared this beautiful place with some of our family, including my in-laws from New Zealand. It was lovely to share this beautiful part of the world with them. We enjoyed many walks along the beach and in the national parks. We are very spoilt for choice with beaches and national parks to explore.  On one of our walks, the Abrahams Bosom track in Currarong we came across a snake just chilling in the middle of the walking track. Thankfully, a couple of people had just walked past Mr Snake and helped him peacefully make his own way back off the track.

We ventured down to the surrounding coastal towns including Currarong, Orient point and down to Jervis bay. We shopped in Huskisson and the other local shopping hubs including Berry and Nowra. Visited Hyam’s beach which has claimed to have the whitest sand in the world (according to the guinness book of records). It also has another claim to fame for all you Kim Kardashian fans, she did a photo shoot there when she visited Australia a few years ago.

During our stay down the coast we also got to witness the famous Sydney to Hobart yacht race. Binoculars were needed of course and I have to confess we were only able to see one boat, the rest were too far out to sea.

Overall it was a lovely getaway filled with new and happy memories.

Have you been on a getaway currently? I would love to hear about!

I’ll love and leave you with a few happy snaps!

Lennae xxx

Looking over Hyam's beach.

Looking over Hyam’s beach.

Merimbula wreck, Currarong.

Merimbula wreck, Currarong.

Honeysuckle beach, Currarong.

Honeysuckle beach, Currarong.

 

Fam Bam!

Fam Bam!

Snow enjoying Culburra Beach.

Snow enjoying Culburra Beach.

 

 


Catmosphere Sydney Cat Cafe

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If you know me a little, then you will definitely know I’m a bit of a crazy cat lady! When I mentioned to my husband that I was keen to visit the Catmosphere Sydney cat cafe, he was less than excited about joining me. Fair enough I suppose, a cat cafe does seem a little excessive.

Lucky for me my Mother in law was over and keen to try out the experience. My pal living in Sydney is more crazy cat lady than me, which meant she was more than keen to come along as well. Sorted!

The only problem I would encounter would be Mr Barry my actual cat. He wouldn’t be on speaking terms with me afterwards.

Anyway I had been waiting a while for this experience to happen and cat day had approached. Decision of the day was do I or don’t I wear my cat t-shirt? I went with no cat t-shirt, I did’t want to scare the cats.

To visit the cat cafe it costs $20, this includes coffee and to be able to hang out for an hour with the cats. We got our coffee (in my case chai latte) as we walked in the door from the friendly staff. I might add that the chai latte was delicious. Once we all got our drinks it was upstairs into the cat room. A total of 19 adult cats were spread out and hidden within the room, some nice and some not so nice.

When you first get into the room it is completely decked out with a space cat theme. The sound of spending an hour sitting around with cats seems a little long, although once you get mingling with your coffee and the cats the hour goes very fast. I don’t think I saw all of them, as some were off sleeping in their little cubby holes.

I find cats to be relaxing creatures, there’s something soothing about patting a cat. Even the sleeping cats give a relaxed vibe.

My party members and I enjoyed our cat cafe experience. I came home with a war wound from one of the grumpy cats, I’m sure Mr Barry was laughing on the inside…..

Overall it was a fun and enjoyable experience. There are cat cafes all around the world now, have you visited any of them? Which one and how was your experience? I would love hear all about it!

Much love

Lennae xxx

Boss cat.

Boss cat.

More sleeping.....

More sleeping…..

Cat sanctuary.

Cat sanctuary.

More sleeping....

More sleeping….

Play time!

Play time!

End result.

End result.

Outside the Sydney cat cafe.

Outside the Sydney cat cafe.