New Horizons

Valle Laguna is expanding!!! We have purchased a neighbouring property…..because we are crazy people! As if 100 acres wasn’t enough we’ve doubled our land and work load. It is an absolutely beautiful piece of land with the gorgeous house set high up on the hilltop with stunning views across the Watagan Mountains. We have named…

Hello February!!

Well that’s January 2021 done and dusted! Phew. This is a little recap of life at Valle Laguna over January and some of our plans for 2021. How did everyone go with their New Year resolutions? Are you still on track or did you lose momentum at the 14-21 day mark. Apparently that’s usually the…

Christmas Pudding

   This is a recipe passed down from my Great Aunt. It’s certainly quicker and probably cheaper to buy a pudding , but both my parents love this pudding so I’m happy to keep the tradition alive. 750g Mixed Fruit 100g Pitted Prunes 100g Dates 250g Butter 1 1/2 Cups Brown Sugar 4 Eggs 1/2…

Winter Update for the Villa

As I’ve said before, winter is my favourite time in the Hunter Valley.  A few days spent relaxing in front of the fire with a good book can do amazing things for the soul. The villa is totally prepared for  winter. The wood is stacked up ready for the fire, winter weight doonas and soft blankets are…

Winter Weekend

Heading back from our afternoon walk and we caught the last rays of daylight just before the sun dipped behind the hills. Another perfect weekend here in the Hunter Valley. For the first weekend in ages we didn’t have any specific plans. It was  actually lovely to take life at a much slower pace for…

Whats in a name?

Valle Laguna (Pronounced Var +Lay Laguna) What’s in a name? A great deal apparently.  When we first purchased our farm we tried to re-name it. We tossed around many ideas but none really felt right. We tried combining our first names, our surnames, even our initials. We then moved onto other things like local flora or fauna, and indigenous words that had…