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Staying in the Hobbit house for the night…

Outside of Sydney, the Blue Mountains top many tourists’ bucket lists, and for good reason: The edge of the sandstone cliffs is only an hour from the city by public transit, and the mountains are home to those gorgeous eucalyptus trees that give them their name and cover them in a blue haze. And visitors can take it all in by staying in a cliff-top cave.

The “Enchanted Cave” is a sprawling hobbit-esque room with a view, overlooking a pristine precipice untouched by modern technology. The refurbished cave, with a poured ceiling and an open-air entrance, rests on a natural rock ledge. There’s a full kitchen carved into the rock and a bathroom boasting an eco-friendly (and flushable) compost toilet. Creature comforts include kangaroo pelts and a slow-combustion wood heater. And if you find yourself missing modernity? A sliding stone slab reveals a hidden television set. Best of all, the front porch view reveals a spectacular rain forest, the magma remains from an ancient volcano and a sky so clear that you can see constellations vividly.

Mark: What on Earth are you doing?

Bridget: Getting dressed.

Mark: Why are you dancing around in that tent business?

Bridget: Because…I don’t want you to see any of my wobbly bits.

Mark: Well now, thats a bit pointless isn’t it? Because I happen to have a very high regard for you wobbly bits…In all circumstances.

Bridget: Really?

Mark: Absolutely. I think its high time we had another look.

My favorite book, she claims of which I have no memory was about how little kids get one toy that they love more than all the others, and even when its fur has been rubbed off, and it’s gone saggy with bits missing, the little child still thinks it’s the most beautiful toy in the world, and can’t bear to be parted from it.
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That’s how it works, when people really love each other, Mum whispered on the way out in the Debenhams lift, as if she was confessing some hideous and embarrassing secret. But, the thing is, darling, it doesn’t happen to ones who have sharp edges, or break if they get dropped, or ones made of silly synthetic stuff that doesn’t last. You have to be brave and let the other person know who you are and what you feel.
—  Helen Fielding, Bridget Jones: The Edge of Reason
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