As some of you know, each Christmas I bake small gingerbread houses, three to be exact, one each for Annabelle and George to have fun with and one for me to get creative with.
This year I decided to turn my creation into a little goat yard. Goats are a big part of our life both as loyal pets and as an additional part of our business. This little scene makes me think of all the times we have had with goats this year; the hard work times, the tender times, the jumpy biscuit eating times and the heartbreaking times.
Speaking of goats, our favourite local café when we go to Broken Hill is the The Silly Goat . In fact, if we are meeting anyone for coffee we no longer even confirm the venue, just the time. This hardworking family owned business has been making exceptional coffee and gathering loyal customers from a modest building in our main street for the past twelve years.
After extensive renovations to a classic Australian country town Chinese restaurant our favourite barista and food team have moved into a shiny new location. Thank you Silly Goat crew for bringing a slice of city vibes to the outback. This move has been a long time coming and it has been worth the wait, just as I knew it would be. Congratulations!
Just a few doors down from where the coffee is flowing we have another new local business to support The Little Bloom Studio. Lindsay has quickly turned this beautiful, original Broken Hill shop into a vibrant space full of flowers, foliage and clever displays made with vintage finds. I walked out with a prickly bunch of traditional holly and sea holly stems, happy days.
In a country town it is always exciting to see new businesses open and even more exciting when they are being run by creative, passionate people who love what they do. Both these businesses have breathed new life into this little part of town just in time for Christmas. Look for the shiny coffee window, the patient coffee queue and the fresh flowers.
Happy Friday, friends. Stay safe and go gently x
*I wasn’t sponsored in any way for this post, I am genuinely happy to see progress in our town. Just saying.