With the above said, a bit of relaxed messiness is probably good for me every now and then. Once I have adjusted to lazy days and sand everywhere, I do have fun. I am also grateful to be included in Mr Bite's family holiday at all, and Mr Bite and I tend to add outings on to those we do with his family, to help my 'doing' nature cope.
And so, here are some of the images from our relaxed days down south, the final days for 2012. I hope you enjoy them regardless of your own temperature, and irrespective of your proximity to sand.
|Many forests, and many trails|
|Also many animals, big and small|
|Beaches and sun galore|
|Opportunities for camera playing|
|3.5 books read (I am still reading Bad Pharma, which is actually Mr B's)|
|Chocolate heaven at the Margaret River Chocolate Company|
Whilst I didn't snap many photos of food, I will note that if you are staying in Dunsborough or Margaret River you will have no difficulty finding good food, whatever your food preferences or requirements are. From my perspective, there were many vegan and vegetarian options available and particular mentions go to...
- Peko Peko cafe at 59 Dunn Bay Road, Dunsborough. Peko Peko is home to fresh sushi, rice paper rolls, Asian-themed salads and noodle dishes, and even vegan cookies. I had a vegan Thai noodle salad for dinner on our first night, a veggie rice paper roll pack for lunch another day, and a carob, buckwheat and dried fruit and nut cookie for a snack.
- Thai Papaya at Naturaliste Shopping Centre, Dunsborough. This Thai restaurant made an amazing vegetarian stir fry with vegetables, tofu and cashews.
- Squid Lips Fish and Chips at 55 Dunn Bay Road, Dunsborough. In addition to winning awards for their fish and chips, Squid Lips makes a range of salads - something that wins awards from me. I had their grilled vegetable and couscous salad when others had fish and chips, and they also offer Greek salads, Asian noodle salads, and coleslaw.
On that note, I would like to wish you a very happy New Year and a sparkling 2013. I look forward to sharing the next year with you, and hope you enjoy whatever celebrations (or non-celebrations, if you are like me and prefer sleep to midnight revelling!) you have planned for tonight.
Are you fond of laid-back holidays, or are you like me and feel a bit twitchy when structure is abandoned?