Yoga practice is followed by a breakfast catch up with the team at Black Bird Coffee House where I simply cannot resist the poached eggs with smashed avocado topped with dukkah, pan-fried cherry tomatoes, (extra) rocket and greens with a drizzle of balsamic, and a switch of bread for hash browns. Of course, breakfast is topped with a mug of their amazing coffee.
On the way home, it’s a quick stop by Menglers Hill for a stroll to breathe the fresh air and soak in the beauty of our landscape and appreciate this incredible place to call home.
After a little light reading and pottering at home (continuing the routine cultivated over the last months of gently chipping away at ‘the jobs we never get to’) it’s onto the bike for a ride from Tanunda to Nuriootpa. There’s lots of waves, smiles and again enjoying our beautiful Barossa landscape and community.
Heading to Provenance Barossa, the first stop is Bean Addiction for another catch up and cuppa with a selection made from their wall of tea – never a quick process and sure to result in some exotic loose leaf take homes.
From here we take a quick stroll next door to Ember Pizza for some mouth-watering wood fired oven pizza topped with beautiful fresh local and sustainable produce, and a cheeky Arno Wine Co. Semillon (on tap!) produced by our fabulous neighbours.
After chats, laughs, good company and some games in the sun on the lawn it’s time for a leisurely ride home soaking in the views.
Apparently it’s all about exercise, catch ups and food for me in the post pandemic emergence and after the bike ride home and a quick check on the family (they’ve had ample supplies on hand from the Barossa Farmers Market), it’s time for the husband and I to get ready for our dinner catch up with friends at our yoga studio neighbour, Musque Food & Wine, where I’ll be a happy camper if the steamed vegetable dumplings, ginger, bok choy and cabbage from their ‘Epic Pandemic Take Away Menu’ is still on the restaurant menu! This time it’s a wall of gin to choose from, but I always find it hard to go past the elderflower infused gin, it wins out every time.
This is just the beginning of a series of my Barossa days… there’s still Ground Up Fitness, Pulp & Thread, Fleur Social, Ananda Therapies (massage please!!), The Real Pantry, Hive, Kaiserstuhl and so many other favourite places to visit and people to see for a brilliant day of exercise, nourishment and good company in the Barossa.