A night on the town tonight; we attended the opening night showcase of Laurie Bullied’s floral art celebrated with fine wines and vermouth by Bettenay Wines and Margret River Nougat and a grazing table presented by Gourmet Food Merchant of Cowaramup – what a lovely evening.
Some of you may have noticed my recent lack of presence. It has been a particularly difficult few months for our family dealing with 4 deaths in a matter of weeks. I have taken a few months break from reading and reviewing, I just haven’t been able to concentrate. But I will be back…I think.
At the moment we are on short caravaning holiday – a time to refresh and regroup.
What a difference a day makes- The Porongurup Range – Great Southern Region of Western Australia.
Big thanks to Brenda for providing content to keep the blog running.
Taking a small pause at Lake Navarino, Waroona, Western Australia.
What a wonderful afternoon! I have never seen so many whales on this coast line before. Amazing!
Everywhere we looked we saw whales!
And there was even one in this bay, close to shore – but we were not quick enough to capture it with the camera.
A quick trip today to some of the south west’s best tourist spots.
We are staying a few days in this wonderful welcoming town – the heart of so much great fresh produce, beautiful displays of roses and wonderful cafes.
Has anyone noticed the blog has been mysteriously quiet lately? We are on holiday! Our first stop – Lake Towerrining in Western Australia’s wheat belt was a fantastic place to stay ( but fortunately/unfortunately the internet signal was pretty hit and miss) hence the lack of recent communications – previous to that I have been flat out with one thing and another (including my mum being admitted to hospital – twice – and she is still there and my sister once). It has been a busy month or two.
We are fortunate to have been able to sneak in a quick two week break. Here are a couple of pictures of our recent stay. This tranquil place was a delight to visit and re charge the batteries.
The Garden Wanderer
Freedom Garvey-Warr (Photographer), Chris Gurney (Photographer)
Margaret River Press
Take an armchair ride with around a small corner of Australia’s south-west and discover some hidden treasures in gardens of the region. Margaret River local Julie Kinney selected an eclectic 20 gardens to mark her 20 years in the region. She says, ‘there are so many wonderful gardens out there, some documented, some not, but gardens are transient beings, people move on and the garden they leave behind changes.’
Congratulations all round; Julie Kinney has written a beautifully restorative and fascinating show case of twenty of the Margaret River regions superb gardens, Freedom Garvey-Warr and Chris Gurney have once again graced the pages of a Margaret River Press publication with style and colour, what a superb team effort!
If you would like a private “fly on the wall” tour of some of the varied and exotic landscapes in this area, knowledgeable tour guide/gardener Julie Kinney will show you the way, pick up a copy of “The Garden Wanderer,” you will not be disappointed.
This is a must read, must have, for every gardener or would be gardener, or day dreamer or tour guide or hotel, BnB or winery in the region (and a perfect gift to send to friends/colleagues anywhere). Share some Margaret River tranquillity and natural beauty, a restful read.