The Bunya Mountains

Sorry for not blogging sooner but I just had the most amazing birthday weekend in the mountains here in Queensland.

The lover whisked me away from dreary Dalby and our jobs here (hellhole) for 2 nights in the Bunya Mountains (heaven!)

They were only an hour drive from here and so beautiful!

The drive was pretty steep and scary and there were one or two moments where we were unsure if our little van would make it, but make it she did, and I cannot emphasise enough how incredible it was up there!

There were tracks and trails to follow through literally magical rainforest with cool (and massive) trees and so many birds chirping away. There were waterfalls and streams hidden away and every so often you would come to a break in the trees and get the most spectacular views from lookout points.

Here are just a few photos I took, literally could not put my phone away, every 2 minutes there was something I wanted to capture on camera!

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We stayed in a cabin called Renyar which we booked through the Bunya Mountains Accommodation site that you can find here.

At $170 a night it wasn’t cheap, but it was my birthday so we splurged!

It was in a brilliant location overlooking a valley and there were constantly wallabies and colourful birds on our doorstep ๐Ÿ™‚

It had two bedrooms, two bathrooms, dining room, lounge, fully equipped kitchen and laundry. There was a log fire and we prebooked to have chopped wood ready and waiting for us and it kept the cabin super toasty!

The ensuite had a spa bath with the jets and everything (this was very exciting for me after living in a van and using camp showers for what seems like a lifetime!)

It was cosy, peaceful and homely and we didn’t want to leave, could happily have stayed for another week or two!

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We saw loads of other cabins available to rent and there were campsites too so they have something to cater for all budgets.

I was completely spoilt, a weekend of gorgeous scenery, good food, great company and some pamper time was exactly what the doctor ordered. One very happy girly right here!

If you’re in Queensland I highly recommend a visit to the Bunyas, well worth it!

xo

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Birthday Wishlist 2014

๐ŸŽถ I DONT KNOW ABOUT YOUUU, BUT IM FEELING 22!!!!! ๐ŸŽถ

Thanks to Taylor Swift, that song has been the anthem to the last year of my life, and I’m sad that I will no longer be able to sing it with such gusto once I turn 23 on the 5th September… I know it’s ridiculous but I feel so old!

However, my birthday does mean a day of celebrating ME! It’s the one day a year when I can get away with doing what I want, I get to demand breakfast in bed and take as long as I want in the bath pampering myself. And then of course, perhaps the best bit, you get presents!!

Speaking of presents… Here is my wishlist for my 23rd year of life, hopefully the birthday fairies get it in time!

1. These Boots ๐Ÿ‘Œ

20140812-223649-81409290.jpg These ‘Ruby Black Platform Chelsea Boots’ from Public desire are ยฃ29.99 and can be found here. I have planned so many outfits around these and I don’t even own them yet!
Image from instagram: publicdesire

2. This Playsuit ๐Ÿ˜

20140812-223649-81409126.jpg The ‘Winter Wishing Playsuit’ from peppermayo can be found here for $55 AUD (ยฃ30). I love, love, love it!
Image from instagram: peppermayo

3. These Rings ๐Ÿ’

20140812-223650-81410862.jpg Love these gorgeous rings from shopdixi, especially the wanderlust one! You can find it here for ยฃ14. I NEED IT!
The forest secrets ring is only ยฃ5, such a beautiful bargain!
All images from shopdixi.com.

4. This Maxi Dress ๐Ÿ

20140812-223651-81411119.jpg This tropical pineapple printed floaty maxi dress is $75 AUD (ยฃ41) and can be found here. So perfect for when we finish work and leave Dalby and head to the Aussie coast for our next roadtrip!
Images from the beginning boutique website.

5. These Pyjamas โ™ฅ๏ธ

20140812-223650-81410347.jpgThe Peter Alexander Star Wars sleepwear collection is ADORABLE! Starting at $39.95 (ยฃ21) you can find them here.
Images from their website.

6. Or These Pyjamas ๐Ÿ™ˆ

20140812-223649-81409809.jpgAlso from Peter Alexander are these super cute Wizard Of Oz Pyjamas which you can find here. Not cheap, at $59.95 (ยฃ32) for the top and $79.95 (ยฃ43) for the bottoms but so worth it just for the nostalgia!
All images from their website.

7. The Wonder Product ๐Ÿ™

20140812-223651-81411012.jpgThe Body Shops ‘Instablur’ is already a favourite in my make-up bag. It works wonders on my combination skin and evens out my complexion for what I like to call ‘the instagram effect’. Unfortunately I recently ran out and every The Body Shop store I’ve been to over here hasn’t had it! You can find it online here so if anyone from the UK wants to go pick some up and send it over to Australia that would be awesome!
Image from thebodyshop.com

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This ‘show me your kitties’ phone case from Typo made me LOL so hard when I saw it. You can find it here for $9.95 (ยฃ5) bargain!
Image from the website.

Oh, and a return flight to visit home would be awesome. Feeling the homesickness right about now. Want some loving from my mumma and an evening of wine and pizza with my girlfriends. โœˆ๏ธ

I absolutely LOVE travelling and Australia is beautiful but sometimes there is just no place like home. ๐Ÿ 

And also I would like to say HAPPY BIRTHDAY to my baby brother who is 20 today! I love you kiddo. ๐Ÿ˜˜

xo