Thursday, 26 December 2013

Gingerbread Houses

I went to Hunter Valley Gardens again . These photos were taken inside the pavilion . The school children in the area have made various gingerbread houses. Some are made in cardboard. 

Wednesday, 18 December 2013


My first rose for my rose garden in the Hunter. This rose was a present from Margaret and Russell before they left to go back to England.  

Monday, 16 December 2013

Santa at Retirement Village

We took the Cessnock Girl Guides to sing Christmas carols  at the retirement village in Cessnock. It was a lovely evening and the old people were thrilled. We had a barbie afterwards and Santa came and gave the kids lollies .  

Sunday, 8 December 2013

Potters at Hunter Valley

These are a few if the buildings and old kilns found at the Brewery at Potters Hotel . These are found at Nulkabah opposite the nursery . They have beer tasting in the Hunter Beer Co . 

Saturday, 7 December 2013

Hunter Valley Gardens Christmas lights

Hunter Valley Gardens light display

These photos were taken at the Hunter Valley Gardens Christmas lights display. They were spectacular. If you are considering visiting them they are around until lateJanuary. They are well worth seeing.  More photos to come. 

Tuesday, 19 November 2013

Sculptures in the Vineyards 2014

At Undercliff Winery

At Wollombi Village Vineyard

At Wollombi Village Vineyard

At Wollombi

At Wollombi Wines

At Wollombi Wines

At Wollombi Wines

At Wollombi Wines

At Stonehurst Cedar Creek Wines

Thursday, 14 November 2013

Eating Nook

This shows our new table and chairs.

These 2 vases came from Simply D'vine and are hand made.

Monday, 21 October 2013

Millfield Sky-2

The fires lasted for quite a while and our sky was red and smokey for weeks. Was scary.

Thursday, 17 October 2013

Millfield Sky

Even though the bush fires were not near Millfield we still had the red glow in the sky. The nearest fires were at Musselbrook,  Heatherbrae and The Blue Mountains. It was an eerie feeling each day for several weeks looking at the glow in the sky and the dark clouds.

Wednesday, 16 October 2013


This is the overhead bridge that takes the coal trains to the coal mines. I have to drive under this bridge whenever I go to Cessnock.

Thursday, 3 October 2013

Hunter Valley Zoo

Cooper the keen photographer. The DEER little thing.

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Love Birds

Strut your stuff

The cutest little bottom.
Cooper and I went to the zoo and had a good time. We saw the dingoes being fed and lots of birds and reptiles and mammals. It is well worth the visit as there are a large number of animals in a small area that is easily to get about. There is  also a picnic area.

Monday, 30 September 2013

Mulla Villa

This old homestead can be rented out .

Along the roadside past Wollombi

Sunday, 29 September 2013

Mangrove Mountain

Gymea Lilies in full bloom
Native to Australia

Mangrove Mountain is known for their fruit trees especially oranges.

If I was going to be a flower I would choose to be a Gymea Lily because they stand upright with their head held high and with beautiful red flowers. They show dignity and elegance.

Tuesday, 24 September 2013

Pokolbin to Millfield

This was a lovely drive from Polkolbin to Millfield over Mount View Road. Parts were dirt road but the views were breathtaking. In the words of my grandson "glorious". These photos show the view towards Cessnock and surrounds.