September 28th, 2010


G’day Everyone! Sorry that I haven’t been around for the past couple of days with stories of shops, crafts, yard sales, and the like but, as many of you know, I am spending my week enjoying a much needed break from the city life.

Getting out of town is no easy feat for me and mine, being car-less and all. So when we were offered the opportunity to spend a whole seven days at a family/friends’ retreat, we jumped and held on to that offer good and tight.

Welcome to The Winking Rosebud Retreat.the winking rosebud

This is my home for the next week, and what a home it is.cottage

We hadn’t even pulled up the front drive when I felt myself starting to unwind, making me realize how tightly wound I actually was.driveway

The Winking Rosebud is my boyfriend’s brother’s girlfriend’s parent’s place (HA!), but to put it simply, we’re staying with friends. Great friends. These lovely people have built a home that they get to enjoy year round, taking in the simple pleasures of a country life.squirrel

I will feature much more on The Winking Rosebud throughout the week, but today I thought I would just share with you some of the simple pleasures that I am enjoying.pumpkinhorseshoesteeny horses

Check in through the week to catch more of The Winking Rosebud’s interiors, exteriors, and all that this wonderful place is inspiring. I’m off to do more of this…my view


3 comments on “retreat”

  1. Sigh. Looks absolutely lovely Vikki. The back lit shot of the horses is just beautiful!
    janis x

  2. Ooo, what a wonderful place!!! Enjoy every minute!

  3. Thank you ladies! We’ve been getting a lot of rain but it’s been a perfect way to wind down and focus on the blog. I’ll get a link up for the retreat by Sunday so you can have a closer look :) xo

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