Seasons Greetings

Apologies for going without a post for two weeks!

I’ve been on a couple of weekend getaways, the best way to break up the monotonous office routine. No massive itineraries to follow, no early mornings.

The group spent the weekend at Berrima, strategically starting off with a night at Berrima Reserve campsite before enjoying three luxuriously sinful nights at The Book Barn Cottage.

We let the girls and Herry do the shopping while the rest of the boys rode from Thirlmere to the campsite.

Don’t expect to find pictures of great climbs and toughing it out. – It was a SUPER luxurious camping trip this time round! Read on to find out why.

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The food adventure started with meats, vegetables for hotpot and claypot rice! (Nate was sure to not miss out on heaps of Asahi and Soju) – No canned soups and tuna for the first time ever.

For those who aren’t familiar with claypot rice, it’s an Asian dish basically focusing on the burnt rice. Uncooked rice grains are added into the claypot together with water and other ingredients like Chinese sausages, mushrooms, preserved pork belly topped with soy sauce and sesame oil. Cook this sinful and oily concoction over charcoal fire or a gas stove and you’ll end up with rice bursting with flavours. – And you get the best bits by scraping off the semi-charred rice that gets stuck onto the sides of the claypot.

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A walk around Berrima reserve with the sun setting was quite a sight. More food from a boiling hotpot accompanied by Soju soon followed. The next two days were spent relaxing over wines and meals throughout the day. – Literally.

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Forwarding to the The Book Barn Cottage, we spent two nights indulging on five bottles of Shiraz and meticulously prepared meals. The homely cottage was filled with Jazz throughout the stay with credits going to Nate for bringing his awesome speakers and bass set.

The best way to describe our stay in a sentence? Eat, chill, and more eating.

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May 2012 end with your best adventure and heaps more to come as we welcome 2013.
We’re already looking forward to Six Foot Track in January 2013 =)

Wishing everyone a Merry Christmas and Happy New Year!

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