Hello, Editor Des here.
Well we had nasty fires up here in the Blue Mountains at Christmas time. It was very scary for my guardian Pauline Conolly. However, Mr Bob Conolly and myself protected everything and were extremely brave…especially me if I may say so.
But the fire has gone now, even though our dear fire fighters still watch over us. The roads are clear and open. We want visitors to come and see us. It is still very beautiful and all the birds are back. Finally we are getting rain, and the gorgeous parrots are as happy as I am.
If you venture up you can visit the huge antiques store in the old Victory Theatre at Blackheath, where I live.
Then there’s an exciting new shop in Station Street selling treasures made by Mountains people. It’s called Blackheath Creative. The Christmas cards made me giggle;
Down the hill in Katoomba you could visit the famous Two Sisters at Echo Point.
Only kidding. There are still Three Sisters.
Afterwards it’s fun to have lunch at the Gingerbread House.
I once had a special drink here that lifted me right off my seat! Good grief, I wonder what they put in it? By the way, they have a playground out the back if you are a kid, which I’m not ….because I’m 19.
OK, Pauline said I have to mention the village of Leura. It’s a bit posh, with lots of boo….sorry, .boutiques (alright, none of us are perfect and at least I used Spellcheck), I only really like the Lolly Shop. Pauline does too, just quietly, because they sell American Hershey Kisses and English Sherbet Fountains. They’re her two favourites, but it’s just good old Aussie lollipops for your’s truly. Some of us are more patriotic than others.
I asked Mr Bob Conolly the builder if he had any destination ideas and he suggested Bunnings at Katooma, because they have nuts and bolts (he collects them, yes… honestly). I told him Bunnings are everywhere, so he said, ‘Oh… well what about Blackheath Timber then? They have very thick planks.’ OMG!….I hope he wasn’t having a go at me with that last remark.
Sorry, this is all becoming rather silly. Anyway, come up to the Blue Mountains…. and Lithgow too. Come quite soon if you don’t mind, because we really need you.
P.S —BRING YER MATES!