April 30th, 2007

We celebrated Simone’s birthday in the Hunter Valley at a lovely little rustic house in the very small village of Broke.

We arrived in the evening to a wonderful reception of soup and smiling faces –

Happy but Broke
Happy Smilers

The next day we got on a big red bus that drove us around to some wineries to sample the delights. It was a very chilled out bus ride, to the point where no one knew we were arriving. We saw about 4 wineries a nut shop and a little road side shack that reminded me of India, where I bought some Balsamic Vinegar.

Wine Tour
Bus Tour Wine Drinkers

We had lunch at the Nightingale Wines restaurant which was really really nice.

Nightingale Wines Restaurant
Lunch at Nightingales

That night Lockie and Clare cooked some lovely meat and potato which we had after playing Limbo (great fun) and then a round of Cranium.

The next morning we had breakfast outside before heading off back to Sydney for the MTV Music Awards.


Outside for Breakfast on Sunday

A nice weekend spent in a part of the Hunter Valley we had never been to before, very chilled out!