Tuesday, October 6, 2015

Pacific Road Palm Beach House

This 1960's Beach House has had a lovely make over, retaining many of it's original features.  The view is as stunning as ever. Jump in and take a look at this beauty. Personally, I am in love with all the Sydney sandstone.
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Friday, October 2, 2015

Prawn Cocktails with a Homemade Cocktail Sauce Recipe

This is entertaining at its simplest.  With the warmer month upon us, this recipe is a good one for the balmy Australian Spring/Summer.
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Tuesday, September 29, 2015

Things to do in & Near Bathhurst including the Cowra Breakout Historical Trail

Bathurst Park
The war memorials and fountain in Bathurst Park

As a history lover, I recently I had the urge to discover the Central West of NSW.  So when you get the urge what are you going to do?   Book a room I guess, well in our case.....a cottage.  A cottage without wifi or phone reception. Bliss, because the kids were not tied to their screens all week and actually enjoyed engaging with their mum and dad.
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Friday, September 25, 2015

The Carrington Hotel Katoomba

Architecturally, with interiors reminiscent of the Belle Epoch in France and another fabulous asset on the Katoomba history trail, is The Carrington Hotel.  Built  circa 1883 and still containing much of her original furniture and objects d'art, this one,  just like the Hydro Majestic, totally blew me away
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Tuesday, September 22, 2015

High Tea and a Room Tour at the Hydro Majestic Hotel

You may have seen that I recently visited the Hydro Majestic Hotel with my family.  It was a whistle stop tour, on our way back from the Central West of NSW and I didn't have time to do anything much except marvel at how gorgeous the old girl really was, grab a deluxe pie in the Pavillion  for lunch and vow to come back for a longer visit PDQ.
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Friday, September 18, 2015

The Avalon on the Beach Restaurant and Kiosk

The locals have been waiting a long time for the Avalon Surf Club to take on a catering tenant.  They finally have and the results are spectacular.
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Wednesday, September 16, 2015

How to Make Easy French Toast

I am all about letting my kids explore their creativity.  The Littlest Beach House Brat loves to cook and she has recently mastered easy French Toast
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Monday, September 14, 2015

Bright Star Kids Back Pack Product Review

As with all things, nothing stays the same forever.  You may have noticed lately that I have slowed down the blogging.  To me it felt tired and a little pedestrian.
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Wednesday, September 9, 2015

A Photo Bomber in London

I am inspired to move this blog towards video, as I think it's a great medium.  Here's my first attempt.  It's a cute video of us walking around some beautiful parts of London. Take a look at the places and people of Sloane Square, Covent Garden,and  Kensington Look out for the cute photo bomber and also my strong Australian accent.
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Thursday, September 3, 2015

Australian Beach House

This Avalon coastal home has all the features you would expect in a classical Australian Beach House.  Fabulous indoor outdoor living,which flows beautifully from living room to decks.  There are also quality finishes in the kitchen and bathroom.  A great lifestyle home is topped off with a beautiful lap pool and due north facing backyard. This one's got the lot

For more of her details and a floor plan go here.

I hope you enjoyed the tour.

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Thursday, August 20, 2015

The Hydro Majestic at Medlow Bath via Katoomba

I have visited The Hydro Majestic in Medlow Bath several times throughout my life and I have always been in awe of her architecture and her commanding views over the Blue Mountains and the Megalong Valley.  Recently I discovered things have got even better.
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Tuesday, August 18, 2015

Newport Beach Cottage

This light and airy beach cottage in Newport is beautifully presented.  With exposed roof trusses, lovely alfresco areas and a modern white stone kitchen.
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Friday, August 14, 2015

Brussel Sprouts Brocolini Prosciutto Almonds and Garlic

Are you wondering what to do with all those cheap brussel sprouts and brocolini that have been regulars this season, at the green grocer's.
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Monday, August 10, 2015

Freshwater Beach Pad

This beautiful light filled art deco beach pad is open plan, flowing out to a beautifully manicured back yard via French doors.
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Thursday, August 6, 2015

Scenic World and The Three Sisters Katoomba: A Rite of Passage for Kids

A day trip from Sydney to Katoomba, to see the Three Sisters and Scenic World is something we all did as kids.  It was a memorable day in my childhood, so I wanted to repeat the thrill for my kids almost 4 decades later.
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