A Mini Break

Hello everyone , hope this finds all well in your corner of the world.

Last week John and I enjoyed a mini break on beautiful Bruny Island to celebrate John’s birthday.

Bruny Island is a small island located off the south eastern coast of Tasmania . The locals refer to it as an island under an island (Tasmania) , under another island (Australia).

The view from the path to the lighthouse was stunning . It was a bit breezy at the top hence my wool beanie . We were very lucky with the weather , cool mornings and evenings but clear and sunny days. Keeping in mind that the next southern land mass is Antarctica wild conditions are often experienced.

Casual attire for the day, Moyuru striped pants paired with Pom top and jacket.

The Cape Bruny Lighthouse was built in 1836 and was the fourth lighthouse built in all of Australia and is the longest continuosly manned lighthouse.

Couldn’t resist taking a shot of this view with the jonquils in the foreground.

I was rather taken with this three dimensional globe of the world. Floating inside the globe is  a sculpture within a sculpture , not easy to see here but it is a whale and a calf. The sculpture at Adventure Bay where whale pods are often sighted.

We stayed in this delightful stone cottage , Adventure Bay Holiday Retreat. If you look closely you can see several wallabies nibbling on the grass outside the cottage. It was such a peaceful spot.

The cottage was so comfortable and beautifully appointed. I would highly recommend Adventure Bay Retreat if ever you are in the area. I forgot to mention the cottage also has a spa.

One of the highlights was seeing this little one , a rare Albino wallaby named Shirley.

The birthday boy on his birthday at Bruny Island Cruise Restaurant where he enjoyed fish and chips and a beer.

It had been many years since I had visited Bruny Island and I loved it and will return .

Joining Gail at Is This Mutton and Nancy for Fancy Friday.



    • grownupglamour
      September 30, 2022 / 11:33 am

      Thank you Mirielle , it was a wonderful tripand the scenery was just spectacular. The jacket has been a great buy.

  1. September 28, 2022 / 4:29 pm

    Happy belated birthday to John. How lovejoy to have those wallabies near the cottage. And I’m seeing the whale in the globe. Very pretty. When I typed globe, it made glove, which is funny as I always admire your gloves!

    • grownupglamour
      September 30, 2022 / 11:30 am

      Thank you Nancy for John’s birthday wishes. It was a joy to have the wallabies close by. I will admit I didn’t see the whale at first. Funny about the gloves, you know me well.

  2. September 28, 2022 / 6:30 pm

    Your mini break sounds absolutely perfect! Great scenery, a most delightful cottage and the cutest albino wallaby! What’s not to like? Loving your casual but fab attire too! xxx

    • grownupglamour
      September 30, 2022 / 11:18 am

      Thank you Ann it was a perfect mini break, I loved it all and know we will return again. xxx

  3. September 29, 2022 / 6:24 am

    Happy Birthday to John!
    What a stunning place you stayed, the cottage is gorgeous and I do love a lighthouse. I’d have been so excited to see a wallaby, I’ve only ever seen one in a zoo.
    Your outfit, as alway,s, is fabulous! xxx

    • grownupglamour
      September 30, 2022 / 11:15 am

      Thank you Vix for John’s birthday wishes. The cottage was not only gorgeous it was so comfortable with everything you would need.I too love a lighthouse and their history.

  4. September 29, 2022 / 7:27 am

    Thank you for the visit to Bruny, Jill. It’s on our list for next trip to Tasmania.
    Beautiful accommodation, will keep it in mind. And as always, beautiful photos.
    Perfect birthday celebration food when you’re surrounded by sea, fish and chips
    always tastes right there. Belated greetings to John.
    Elizabeth. xx

    • grownupglamour
      September 30, 2022 / 11:03 am

      My pleasure to introduce you to the delights of Bruny Island Elizabeth. If you do get to Tassie I would love to catch up.Thank you for John’s birthday wishes.

      • October 5, 2022 / 6:41 am

        David and I will get to Tassie again maybe in 2024 but next year, like you, we’re planning the Europe trip that seems to have been delayed for a couple of years! I would love to catch up with you in person and likewise if you are ever coming to Brisbane, I would love to catch up with you here. Happy Spring! Elizabeth. xx

        • grownupglamour
          October 12, 2022 / 3:54 am

          Happy Europe planning Elizabeth . We are still deciding on the details . Funny if we crossed paths in Europe. We will catch up someday I’m sure.

  5. September 29, 2022 / 7:34 am

    Oh, how beautiful: the jonquils, the cabin, the views! I have never been to Bruny Island but it sure is on my ‘to do’ list now. Lovely post.

    • grownupglamour
      September 30, 2022 / 10:56 am

      Thank you for your lovely comment Patricia. I would highly recommend a visit to Bruny Island , it is a beautiful spot .

  6. September 29, 2022 / 12:58 pm

    That looks to be a gorgeous short break and wow, wallabies nibbling on the grass! To a Brit that sounds so exotic as at the most you might have some rabbits or chickens nibbling/pecking on the grass. Great outfit for your trek to the lighthouse.

    • grownupglamour
      September 30, 2022 / 10:51 am

      Thank you so much Penny , it was a lovely spot. It was a treat having the wallabies so close by not everyday occurence .

    • grownupglamour
      October 2, 2022 / 8:38 am

      Thank you so much Katherine , it is a beautiful spot. Hope you mmake it one day, highly recommended.

  7. October 1, 2022 / 12:43 pm

    Looks a beautiful spot with jonquils and wallabies. And a spa at the cottage! Heaven. Your relaxed outfit is uber stylish, love the contrasting collar on the jacket. Thanks for linking.

    • grownupglamour
      October 2, 2022 / 8:36 am

      Thank you so much Gail, it was a lovely spot and we saw it at its best. Having a spa was certainly quite a treat. Always my pleasure to join in your link up.

  8. October 3, 2022 / 8:18 pm

    What a lovely little break.

    • grownupglamour
      October 12, 2022 / 3:54 am

      Thank you for commenting Henna , it was a lovely break

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