Not that we really spent any time in Byron, apart from a quick walk through a couple of the shops and one visit to Watego's Beach. We actually spent most of our time in the pool or lounging about near it....
.....it was hard to motivate yourself to do much else, it is possibly the most impressive pool I have ever seen at a private house.
Then around the other side of the house we had this view. It was a struggle to leave.
The house is on a working cattle farm, complete with a miniature pony called Gypsy, who was an angel with all the children...
One evening Gypsy had to be "exercised" as she had made a glutton of herself that day. Crimes included raiding the chicken seed and also the veggie patch. The show she put on was a performance that none of us will forget. Thank you Gypsy for being such a character!
The girls came to visit us everyday and were equally as charming.
We did manage to drag ourselves out of the house a few times. Bangalow was fabulous and well worth a visit. Loved exploring all the little shops, favourites were Bangalow Lounge and brauerbirds.
Food highlights included Cafe Marius (Lennox Head), probably the best coffee we found in the area and outstanding food. I can't stop thinking about the breakfast chimigchanga! Delicious!
... and an absolute must is a meal at Harvest. A divine restaurant in Newrybar, about 20k out of Byron. Amazing food, atmosphere and service. Afterwards pop into the deli next door to pick up some fresh bread and cheese. You won't regret it. I adored our meal there and the people watching is A1 as well.
It was a fantastic holiday! Thank you so much to D and V and their families who made fairly epic journeys to come and celebrate my birthday with me. Truly special friends that I feel very lucky to have, thank you girls!