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…

Almond Cake with Lemon Syrup

So the weather forecast was not entirely correct. Go figure!! Saturday was ok, so I managed to ride both of my horses, weed around the fruit trees and give them a little fertiliser. (aka horse poo that I’d picked up.) I then tackled a few of the more mundane household task that I had been putting off. Funny how…

Fashion Friday

This is where we indulge in a little fantasy. We put aside the hum drum daily tasks, and let our mind wander .Today we’re talking about my current “girl crush” Amal Clooney. The women has style!! Sure she has the money to buy anything her heart desires, and designers would no doubt be tossing clothes at her…

Old is new again.

What’s that old saying?…”the more things change the more they stay the same”. A few years ago we were offered an old vacuum cleaner. At first I said no. We already had a vacuum that we left in the shed along with a host of cleaning stuff for the villas. If I needed a vacuum for the house I’d just…

A Little Bit of Everything

Talk about a mixed bag. Friday night we frocked up for the Boots & Ball Gown dinner. Who new line dancing was such fun! Saturday we braved the extreme heat and headed into the annual Wollombi Valley Small Farm Fair. Unfortunately the heat got the better of us ( and some of the stall holders)…