June 14, 2011

Greetings from South Australia - Part 2


As promised, here are some more photos from our trip to South Australia. We really enjoyed the diverse scenery, the wildlife and the culture, and we’ve been so lucky with the weather too – the crispy winter days have been just perfect! It’s been so nice just to warm up by the fire sipping a hot cup of tea or a big bowl of soup after a cold day outside.


In just a few days we’ve seen the famous wine regions, the iconic Australian countryside, the rolling hills and the beautiful coast lining the Southern Ocean.  We’ve visited numerous small country towns, all with a fascinating history and such a unique atmosphere. It’s been a perfect setting to relax and get away from Sydney’s hustle and bustle.








It’s been an unforgettable trip for all the above reasons made even more special by a proposal by my partner of five and a half years. Yes, we are getting married! The wedding will be held in a year’s time. This will give us and our family and friends enough time to prepare and join us on our special day.

Thank you all for your comments and thoughts on Twitter, I can really feel the love and I cannot thank you enough for your wishes!

42 comments:

  1. Congrats Maria!!! That sounds amazing and beautiful :)

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  2. many congrats Maria on your engagement. what a special weekend!

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  3. Congratulations Maria!!! So excited for you!

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  4. Congratulations! And thanks for sharing these gorgeous photos!

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  5. Congratulations!! I love all the pictures! Thank you for sharing with us all :D

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  6. your photos are absolutely beautiful! congratulations!!! xo.

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  7. Congratulations!! How exciting!

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  8. Congratulations, how exciting! And those penguins are so darn cute too!

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  9. Wonderful pictures to rejuvenate your mind and soul...cheers, sonia !

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  10. Congratulations!! Love the penguins :)

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  11. Aw shucks, congrats!! Everyone loves a wedding!

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  12. Wowzer! Congrats Maria, I bet you're already thinking of where to go for the honeymoon LOL

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  13. Congratulations! What a wonderful way to top off a lovely trip!

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  14. lovely :) Cant wait to visit someday and congrats again here.

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  15. This is insane beauty, I honestly never knew this part of AU, you'll have to tell us all about it.

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  16. Ihania kuvia ja lämpöiset onnittelut teille! ♥

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  17. Congrats Maria!! Thank you for sharing the news with us all :)

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  18. Congrats! This is so great.

    Cheers,

    Rosa

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  19. Congratulations Maria!!!! I'm so happy for you! Can't wait to see you in white gown. :-)

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  20. Congrats!!!!!!
    How cute are the penguins?!

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  21. I'm so happy for you Maria! Thank you for sharing this wonderful news with us and for sharing these spectacular photos!
    I hope you get home safe and sound.

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  22. Congratulations Maria, such happy news!! Have yourselves a wonderful trip!!

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  23. Oh my gosh! Congratulations love! I could not be happier for you.

    And I can't believe you saw penguins in real life. Adorable!

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  24. Oh Wow! What a great weekend you must have had. This just sounds wonderful. Congratulations!!!!!

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  25. Congratulations to the both of you, that is great news!

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  26. Congratulations, Maria! What a wonderful way to get engaged on such a beautiful trip. I wish you two all the best on your journey together. Greatly enjoyed your lovely photos from South Australia!

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  27. Congrats!!! I bet the wedding food will be amazing!

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  28. So sweet - congratulations on your engagement!

    Your photos are so lovely, I especially like the baby penguins :) Enjoy the rest of your trip!

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  29. Congratulations Maria...thanks for sharing these amazing pictures...I specially love the little penguins.
    Have a wonderful week :-)

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  30. Congratulations!!!!!!!! Thanks for sharing your gorgeous photos with us.

    Dawn
    www.floridacoastalcooking.com

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  31. juliaelmer at hotmail dot com15 June 2011 06:57

    Wow! Congratulations on your engagement! I really enjoy reading your blog, and you've hit a big soft spot of mine now! I lived in Brisbane for two years and then Sydney for three years. But my heart was left in South Australia! It's a wonderful state overlooked by most Australians. Mass murderers and churches are all that come to mind! But the Barossa Vintage Festival is hands-down my favorite event in all of Australia. I always used to stay right there in Angaston near the blacksmith at a rental cottage. Is Bruce the cockatoo still living there? (I spy his cage in your photo!) He's a character... The food and wine in SA might be the best in all of Australia. Enjoy the rest of your trip!

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  32. All of your photos are just stunning. I've been craving an Australia trip. The penguins! SO cute. Congrats on the engagement!!!

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  33. Such GORGEOUS Photos .. and those penguins .. SO CUTE!! I have been to Australia twice and never got enough time to see around the place.

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  34. Maria this is WONDERFUL NEWS!! Congratulations!! xx
    I can't believe you held out until the end of the post to tell us..!! :)
    I am more than thrilled your trip was so fantastic, and now South Australia will always have a special place in your hearts. A place to visit for wedding anniversaries, and of course eventually take the kids..! :))

    Did you see the email I sent you? I am hoping to do the post in a couple of days so please let me know if I can showcase you and your amazing blog in it.

    xx Charlotta

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  35. Thats great news! Congratulations :) xo!!!
    Glad you had such a great time - your pics are amazing. Congrats again :)

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  36. Your blog is soooOOO beautiful! Full of amazing images and creative contents ... Also with a lots of delicious recipes. Keep up the great work and positives vibes. (((-:

    Have a lovely week! =(^.^)=

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  37. CONGRATULATIONS!!! :) That's a great news! Wish you all the best for the future :)

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  38. Congrats! Sounds like the trip was even more special and magical than expected!

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  39. Congratulations for the happy news~ I bet this ended the trip on a cloud of happiness! Loved that shot of the two lovebirds, how fitting!

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