Category Archives: Margaret River

A day to celebrate

Lunch today was fantastic. We celebrated Jim’s 65th birthday at Flutes Restaurant in the grounds of Brookland Valley Winery. The gardens are lovely. And the food and wine were very good with service to match. Plenty of sunshine today so … Continue reading

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Fonty’s, Fruits, Truffles & more

We are now staying at Fonty’s Pool just out of Manjimup, a significant fruit growing region of Western Australia. Everywhere we drive orchards can be seen growing apples, pears, stone fruits, cherries and berries. The area around Manjimup and Pemberton … Continue reading

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Albany Highlights

We have been visiting Albany for a few days and are surprised at how much it has changed since our last visit about 10 years ago. From a tourists point of view it has changed for the better – with … Continue reading

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The Granite Skywalk

The Granite Skywalk in the Porongurup National Park, north of Albany, proved to be a pretty tough walk today. Although only 570 metres in elevation the walk is not for the faint hearted. The 2.2km walk is uphill all the … Continue reading

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Bremer Bay

We are in Bremer Bay and I decided to go on a wildflower tour out at Tozer’s Bush Camp, a 700 acre property of natural beauty. Wildflowers are one thing we always have a “stop the car” moment for. While … Continue reading

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Lake Towerrinning

It has been a while since our last caravan trip (actually it was over to Melbourne for the Footy Grand Final at the end of September in 2015) so we were very pleased to be on the road again. Although … Continue reading

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Our First Produce

After months of waiting to pick some of our produce we have finally started to reap the rewards of growing our own veges.  There have been a few challenges along the way; the snails loved our new seedlings, the parrots … Continue reading

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Our new beginning

Blog posts have been few and far between over the past twelve months as we organised the next phase of our life. We have made the move from Margaret River to Cowaramup, 12km to the north, where we have built … Continue reading

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Learn Italian in Bagni di Lucca

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Laura Poggi, from the gorgeous Casa Tolomei in Via Umberto I in La Villa, is starting a small language school. She and her family have many years of experience and Laura is keen…

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Pizza Night

Every Friday evening the Colonial Brewery, just out of Margaret River, has a $10 Pizza Night. They are great value and very good pizza. If you are not a pizza lover you can order other delights from their regular menu. … Continue reading

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VW Club

The Volkswagon Club of WA attracted a good crowd today; happily displaying their ‘pride and joys’. In Margaret River for their 5th Vee Bubs at Margaret River Camping and Cruise Weekend they had a Show & Shine in Reuther Park … Continue reading

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The Orchids Are Late This Year

With the late arrival of the warmer days down here in the south west the orchids are now in full bloom. Frieds suggested a couple of places to visit to take photos of the beautiful orchids and here is a … Continue reading

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‘Wine for Dudes’

Today we become tourists in our own town and joined a wine tour to see what visitors get to enjoy when they come to Margaret River. Our first stop was McHenry Hohnen Winery, a bio-dynamic vineyard established in 2004 by David … Continue reading

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Wildflowers

Finally the weather has started to improve in the south west of WA and we are getting some warmer dry weather. It has been cold and wet for what seems like an eternity. The wildflowers have been out for months … Continue reading

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It’s Show Time

The annual Margaret River Agricultural Show was held this weekend. In the main pavilion the displays were out ready for everyone to admire. I was fortunate enough to win ‘Best of Show’ in the patchwork and quilting section.  This quilt … Continue reading

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Northampton Airing of the Quilts

As the clouds threatened and the wind picked-up the quilts were hung along the shops and vantage points for the 20th annual Airing of the Quilts in Northampton.  The great hope from everyone involved that the rain would stay away … Continue reading

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Tadpole Creek Garden

Today was a glorious spring day here in Margaret River and thanks to the hospitality of keen gardener Paula Cristoffanini we had somewhere to enjoy the afternoon. Paula opened her garden “Tadpole Creek Garden” to the public today as a … Continue reading

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A Few Stats on the Size of Western Australia

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It’s not until you decide to drive Western Australia from top to bottom that you realise how really large it is. It takes days to drive across the Pilbara region. From the coast at Exmouth to…

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Tourists in Perth

It has been years since we spent any time in the city, so on a recent trip we decided to stay in Perth’s centre and have a look around.  We haven’t lived in Perth for five and a half years; … Continue reading

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New Beginnings

We originally decided to come to Margaret River and rent for a while just to make sure we were happy with the area and all it had to offer us in retirement.  Well, I am pleased to say that we … Continue reading

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