Canberra Weekend

Driving home from a recent Canberra weekend I looked over at a very relaxed Mr. Spring and realised we'd just had our first night away since moving to Sydney at the beginning of the year. We do lots of day trips, but this was a bit different. I loved hitting the road without a thought to the usual weekend chores and no plans other than catching up with a good friend and treating ourselves to time spent together.

So here's my recipe for the perfect Canberra weekend: Take time driving through the rolling wintery countryside, stop in at pretty towns like Berrima and the mysterious Lake George lookout ◊ Make the most of every meal somewhere amazing* ◊ Wander through a small gallery ◊ Stroll from bridge to bridge around Lake Burley Griffin ◊ Enjoy one perfect night's sleep in a room with an enormous bathtub, central heating, sweeping lake and mountain views, and crucially, someone else to do all the tidying up!

The Canberra weekend turned into a bit of a food fest thanks to a series of great restaurant recommendations from a local friend. I can heartily recommend breakfast at The Old Magpie Cafe, Berrima, lunch at Silo Bakery, Canberra, dinner at The Urban Pantry, Canberra and shopping for gourmet ingredients at The Old Bus Depot Sunday Markets, Canberra.