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Published March 25th 2020
Put this on your 'Magical Places to Visit One Day' list
Are you, like me, compiling a list of magical places to discover or revisit once our world is a safer place? These times of COVID-19, self-isolation, social distancing and curve flattening are challenging in a way that most of us have never before experienced. As I batten down the hatches I feel grateful that I have a myriad memories that I can recall when I need a virtual escape from our current reality; those things I've done and places I've been that warrant a revisit at some stage in the future. Here's one I thought I'd share.
The long and winding road takes you to the cellar door
There's a tiny place known as Dingabledinga in the southern Mount Lofty Ranges. It's nestled between Willunga, Mount Compass and McLaren Vale, adjacent to Kuitpo National Park. Dingabledinga doesn't qualify as a small town nor a village. It might be termed a hamlet and it shares a postcode with twelve other hamlet-like places. Its high rainfall encourages lush growth and provides the potential for beautiful gardens.
Leafy paths and beautiful gardens at Lazy Ballerina
The wines can be enjoyed with a platter of locally sourced produce or a freshly made pizza. A 'Feed Me' menu promises a selection of the freshest and tastiest treats on the day for $40 per person. The cost for under 15-year old people is just $20 and under seven-year-olds eat free.
Lunch can be enjoyed inside or on the covered deck but when the weather is kind the garden is the place to be.
There are lots of bushy nooks, long tables and benches under shady trees. There is a dedicated area for a game of Petanque and a paddock where kids can throw a ball or climb a tree so all ages can settle in for a while.
We're all in this together; practising delayed gratification. My list of 'things to look forward to' is steadily growing. Is yours? There's a lot of magical places to enjoy in the world and Lazy Ballerina is one of them. You might want to add it to your list.