Sometimes you just need to get away from the big city... Ever had that feeling yourselves?
Don't get me wrong, I love the city, but sometimes it can get you off your balance.
Monday's a public holiday in my country, so this weekend my hubby and I decided to jump into the car and escape the city chaos for a few days.
We met with family at a beach / forest house where we're having some R & R time.
So I wanted to share with you our first night here!
As many of you know, it's winter in the southern hemisphere, so first thing we did when we got here, was light the fireplace. I just LOVE sitting by the fire... Isn't it cozy?
And Lolita, my 5 month old exotic short-hair kitten, quickly found a new fave spot where to nap here too!
[ Did you think we would live her behind? ~ No way! ]
She's not the only furry member of the family to look for a warm place to hide and nap after a good 3 hour car trip. Agatha, one of my parents' Siamese cats, found another curious spot in the house to nap :) Would you look at her inside that drawer?!
[ I just love cats! ]
The next thing we did, right after lighting the fireplace, was going grocery shopping to get everything we needed for our Family Fondue Night!
Fondue is absolutely perfect for Winter time! And what I love the most about Family Fondue Night is sharing. We all talk while cooking and sharing the same food, and that's quality time to me!
We prepared this melted cheese fondue with garlic and white wine.
Then we served it with a variety of dippers: Cherry tomatoes, small potatoes, chopped green apples, toasted bread, mushrooms, ham and olives.
The fresh air coming between the pine trees was so detoxifying !
I wish I had a picture to share with you of our walk, but it was pretty dark at that time of the day, so I didn't bring my camera with me.
Tomorrow I will update you again, so remember to come back :)
By the way, do you like cheese fondue too?
...And any dipper ideas to share?
Let me know in the comments below.
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