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Helm Winery

With over 140 vineyards and 30 cellar doors, Visit NSW states the Canberra Region is home to Australia’s most rapidly growing wine regions. The Yass Valley is fast becoming the region to visit for wine connoisseurs. However, Helm is not a new kid on the block. Established in 1973 it was one of the region’s first commercial… Read more »

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Camping & Hiking: Lessons I’ve Learnt

Last week I had the pleasure of spending most of the week, out of mobile coverage, sleeping in a tent and hiking through the beautiful bush along the Wingecaribee River near Berrima in the NSW Southern Highlands. This is the joys of being a primary school teacher – occasionally you get to do really cool… Read more »

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Capital Region Farmers Market

Several years ago I went to Melbourne’s Victoria Markets. They are nothing short of amazing. I came back to Sydney, determined to find an equivalent. Whilst Flemington markets were huge, they were difficult to get to and they didn’t quite have that special something… Then we moved to the Yass Valley and I found the… Read more »

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Cider, Beer and Batlow

Craft beer would be my first love, and while I’m quite fond of a good red, cider is my next love. Often it’s purely practical. My husband doesn’t drink red wine and I can’t drink a bottle by myself. Beer and cider come in much more responsible volumes for solo drinking. My husband and I… Read more »

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Yass Show and Rodeo 2015

A quick recap of our weekend at the Yass Show and Rodeo! [Show slideshow]

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Japanese Garden – Cowra

Whilst living in Japan, I was on a mission to visit as many castles and gardens as I could. I was captivated by the gardens. They were so different to any kind of garden I’d seen before. I was blown away by the intentional journey the paths led you on and how the hedges were… Read more »