the huntered housewife

our family life, our way

Murrurrundi

on December 29, 2012

Over the weekend, when Oma was here, we took a drive 30 minutes north to Murrurrundi.

It’s at the northern end of the Hunter Region. It’s horse country, with the Emirates Park group (think horse racing & breeding) grounds on both sides of the road. I couldn’t even guess at how much money it costs to run the horse studs in this area. (Sideline – I drove past Nathan Tinkler’s Patinack Farm to the east of us the other day).

wishing well

wishing well

War Memorial

War Memorial

looking from the war memorial

looking from the war memorial

loved all the roses in the memorial garden

loved all the roses in the memorial garden

 

life balance

life balance

 

Zac & Oma

Zac & Oma

Murrurrundi reminds me a lot of Robertson in the Southern Highlands.  For those of you who have been to Robertson. It’s a quaint village and I can picture this one also blanketed with fog on winter days. There are a couple of knick knacky and old wares shops that I would love to lose myself in when I don’t have the kids with me.

Zac & I pass through Murrurrundi on our way to Army Cadets. On the way home, coming down the hill on the approach, the lights of the main street remind me of the runway at Albion Park Airport as seen at night when approaching from Yallah. It’s very sentimental.

It’s also a pitstop for travellers. Conversation guaranteed to be struck up with families who are also at the park, be they local or passing through. That’s one thing that has struck us since moving, people strike up conversation. Which is right up our alley. We’ll talk to anyone! Everyone has a story & most of them are worth hearing.

So that’s a quick look at Murrurrundi. More exploring to come!

Karen xx

 

 

 

 

 

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One response to “Murrurrundi

  1. jacana says:

    Knicky nack stores and old wares stores – now you are talking my language. Looking forward to your return – do hope you blog about it.

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