Heaven in the Hills

Where are the bears?

Araluen 2014

Checking out the magical tulips at Araluen 🙂

Araluen 2014

Araluen 2014

Araluen 2014

Araluen 2014

Araluen 2014

Araluen 2014

Making new friends…

Araluen 2014

Araluen 2014

Getting pointers for the upcoming trip to the Netherlands…

Araluen 2014

Enjoying a walk and a rest in the park…

Araluen 2014

Araluen 2014

Discovering that cherry blossoms don’t just grow in our living room 🙂

Araluen 2014

Araluen 2014

And enjoying the show…

Araluen 2014

There are 120,000 tulips planted at Araluen this year. Check them out and enjoy the show!

Cherry Blossom Festival

Cherry Blossom Festival

Cherry Blossom Emperor 🙂

Cherry Blossom Festival

Cherry Blossom Queen and her dashing Puffles 🙂

Cherry Blossom Festival

Royal banquet…

Cherry Blossom Festival

Mmmm, sushi…

Cherry Blossom Festival

Funny food!

Cherry Blossom Festival

This is better! Hee, hee!

Cherry Blossom Festival

Having watched the royal banquet disappear right before their eyes 🙂 the boys are enjoying some green tea… safe from disappearing acts… and cherry flavoured, of course…

Cherry Blossom Festival

While the girls have claimed the chocolates…

Cherry Blossom Festival

… and are delighting in cherry treasures 🙂

Cherry Blossom Festival

Cherry Blossom Festival

Lucky bears…

Cherry Blossom Festival

… and happy Cherry!

Cherry Blossom Festival

Cherry Celebrations

The Cherry girls are ready…

Cherry Celebrations

The balloons and cherry blossoms are in bloom 🙂

Even balloons do as they're told!
Even balloons do as they’re told!

…and the flowers are pretty.

Cherry Celebrations

The Cherry event of the year…

Cherry Celebrations

… is all about Cherry!

Cherry Celebrations

… and cherry delights!

The cherry birthday cake…

Seriously, a cherry shaped birthday cake! Andresa has outdone herself :smile:
Seriously, a cherry shaped birthday cake! Andresa has outdone herself 🙂

… cherry and almond tart…

From Francois, Leederville
From Francois, Leederville

… cherry and apple strudel, cherry and pistachio macarons and cherry truffles…

Macarons from Choux Café, Cottesloe
Macarons from Choux Café, Cottesloe

… and cherry muffins.

From Herdsman, Churchlands
From Herdsman, Churchlands

How exciting, my first ever Cherry party!

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Let the festivities begin!

Cherry Celebrations

Honey, Honey, there must be imps and fairies stealing the cherry delights! They keep disappearing! Better watch these macarons and truffles to make sure they stay here…

There must be an invasion of locusts, the cherry delights keep disappearing! Good thing we managed to get something before it's all gone!

Cherry cake, cherry strudel and cherry truffles beautifully and deliciously made by Andresa from Mad Cake House, http://www.madcakehouse.com.

Sunny Winter Day

Funny bird!

Old Swan Brewery

Where shall we go next?

Old Swan Brewery

What about that big brown building over there?

Old Swan Brewery

We better get going then, it’s not that close!

Old Swan Brewery

Another cyclist! Hello!

Old Swan Brewery

Some time later….

Oohh, that’s where we came from…

Old Swan Brewery

The big brown building is the Old Swan Brewery…

Old Swan Brewery

The jetty is bumpy. Not a very good level of service for little bears on bicycles!

Old Swan Brewery

But the view is very pretty…

Old Swan Brewery

Look, a river cruise, let’s do that soon…

Old Swan Brewery

What do we do now?

Old Swan Brewery

Let’s call Mummy, I don’t want to ride all the way back!

Old Swan Brewery

Thank you Mummy… Let’s go play!

Old Swan Brewery