Honeymoon!

Given the timing of our wedding was not ideal, slap bang in the middle of Year 12 moderation, and as our guests assumed they were celebrating Jamie’s 50th and we didn’t want to give anything away, our honeymoon was only a couple of days long. But with our customary exuberance we made the most of it! We went over to Kangaroo Island by ferry the day after our nuptials and stayed in a glorious Tuscan Villa just outside of Kingscote.

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Molly’s Run was a truly beautiful place to stay, especially for keen gardeners like ourselves. The house was surrounded by an amazing garden filled with statues, art and quirky artefacts.

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Our room in the tower looked over the sea one side.

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And down into the courtyard on the other side.

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The courtyard is accessed through a hallway, the vines growing inside as well as out.

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The courtyard is just beautiful.

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In a smaller courtyard on the opposite side of the house is a herb garden and potting area.

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The owners, Paul and Charmaine, also have an extensive veggie patch but unfortunately the photos we took of that garden have been lost.

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There were a number of Golden Chalice vines around the house.  Charmaine potted some cuttings for us; I am hoping they survive the current heatwave as I would love to grow them, the coconut scent is intoxicating. The flowers are lovely too.

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We had an amazing few days, it was a very special time. Paul and Charmaine totally spoilt us and we managed to see quite a lot of the island. We will definitely return to Molly’s Run in the future.

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We thought this sign was very appropriate – take your pick as to which one suits us best 🙂

 

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About A Kailyard in Adelaide

A Kailyard in Adelaide! We are working hard to be domestically sustainable in the foothills of Adelaide. As we both work fulltime this is not an easy task, but we do our best growing much of our own produce in our yard and in our community garden plots. We reduce, recycle and reuse as much as possible and try hard to not consume mindlessly. We have 5000 l of rainwater, a 5 kw solar system, and use a green energy provider for all our excess needs. Rachel: Mother, partner, teacher, writer, reader, crafter, cook, gardener, artist. Jamie: Father, partner, lecturer, therapist, would-be-politician, gardener, photographer, music lover.
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4 Responses to Honeymoon!

  1. Gorgeous – you two and your honeymoon destination 🙂

  2. Looks fantastic! Kangaroo Island is on my list. Hope you had a great honeymoon.

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