Bonny Bonnay

Why does everything sound better in French? And more importantly, why is Australia so bloody far away? This post from The Cheergerm and the Silly Yak, one of my favorite bloggers from downunder, takes us on a trip with family into the vineyards near Sydney. This is on my roadmap for a future trip to Oz. Enjoy!

The Cheergerm & the Silly Yak

School holidays had arrived so we decided to hitch the cart to the horse, throw the sproglets in the back and take off to the Hunter Valley. This is a beautiful wine growing region a mere one and a half hours drive north from Sydney. A mini-break that involved wine tasting? You don’t have to ask me twice.

A quick visit to the local Hornsby Growers Market for supplies, then we hit the open road. We knew we were in wine country the minute we hit the vineyards. (A real bunch of Einsteins are we.)

First stop before arriving at the house was a spot of lunch, we spied a rustic looking joint called the Lovedale Store Cafe. A simple cheese toastie for the eight year old and a ‘slap me silly sideways it was so good Asian style pulled pork on a toasted bun with homemade coleslaw’ for Kid…

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  1. CAFE · July 23, 2015

    Bonjour! Are those persimmons on the tree? I really love reading your blog posts, they’re spot on about France. Bonne journée 🙂

    • MELewis · July 23, 2015

      Persimmons? Hmmm….let’s ask Mrs. Cheergerm! Glad you enjoyed and be back with more French posts soon!

  2. cheergerm · July 23, 2015

    Thanks so much for spreading some Cheergerm love Mrs France! They are mandarins and they were delicious. I would be honoured and delighted to accompany you on a Hunter Valley wine tour if you ever make it here. Love your writing and your wryly witty observations on the French way of life. (Really, why does everything sound better in French?) 😁

    • MELewis · July 23, 2015

      The pleasure is all mine, my dear. I am red-faced, whether from the continued heat wave or your kind compliments! No idea why French has that effect, but anything said with an Aussie accent works the same magic on me.

      • Mél@nie · July 23, 2015

        same here, Mel dear: I love Aussie accent, too… 🙂

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