Saturday, November 10, 2012

road trip treasures...

i wasn't looking forward to the drive home
nearly 3 hours of dreary
lifeless bitumen

i asked my dear friend and gelorup (bunbury, western australia) local
if there were any places i should try and catch on my way home

she told me about a quaint shop and cafe in a chapel
ten minutes drive in the opposite direction
of my journey

i decided to take a punt
off to boyanup i went

and i was delighted with what i found

a surprise find in the tiny town of boyanup, western australia
french country-inspired homewares and clothing
filled the bright and airy interior
of what used to be 
a church

jo, the owner
started the business just over a year ago
and hasn't looked back
travellers come from everywhere
just to stop by
and enjoy a cafe au lait and macaron
should they fancy

i enjoyed a buttery vanilla cupcake
one of a selection of baked goodies
made by Jo's friend

frenchy stuff..heaven!

be sure to pop by the next time you are heading to the south west
 (or heading to the big smoke)

you will find them  at
33 South Western Highway

heading northbound
i passed a few gorgeous little towns
this one was one of my favourites
brunswick junction

driving through i caught sight of
the original
peters creameries

its dairy country here
beautiful hills
and references to cows EVERYWHERE


my final stop was in the old logging town of

as i cruised through the town i spied
a small but well stocked
antique shop

vintage cutlery
it was a steal
i just love them

i guess my trip home wasn't so dreary, after all

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