Tonight skylines around the world will go dark as millions of people celebrate Earth Hour to show their commitment to protecting the planet. This is everyone’s chance to do their little bit...so get out the tea lights, the battery driven LED strands, the playing cards and switch off!
...and so is some very special guests, Beryl & Michel. They’re wonderful repeat guests of the B&B so a little something special was whipped up in the kitchen today to welcome them back with their fur-kids. Madeleines...oh la la!
Guests of the B&B who book in for stays including Monday &/or Tuesday night/s can enhance their experience and add an in-house dining experience to their accommodation package.
There’s a choice of a 2 or 3 course seasonal menu, with multiple options per course to choose from. A 3 course menu could look a little like the photo included here.
Menu’s can be modified for special dietary requirements. Once you’ve booked your stay we can discuss your menu and I can provide a costing.
And so it goes...my last pick today at Scion Winery, the most beautiful of all grapes surely, the brown muscat. Pretty, and as you’d expect bunches to be, hanging like dainty chandeliers from the vine..superb.
A pinch of Norah Jones mixed with a fresh, zesty chenin blanc and a full moon! Enjoy over the conversation with a special someone at the B&B
Yes, a gorgeous risotto destined for one lucky corporate B&B guest. An In-house dining experience is available on Monday & Tuesday evenings for guests. Bookings in advance please!
Finally the temperatures in NE Victoria is moderating! Almost anyways...managed a hike to Mt Glenrowan recently. My Glenrowan was a favourite lookout for many of Australia’s infamous bush rangers. The views makeup for the lung buster first 700m.
Little Ember’s first visit to the B&B, and her mum Samantha’s second stay with us. Such a pleasure to host another stay for Sam and her friends Dawn & Catherine, and Embers first.
Nothing is more pleasing than an early morning stroll to the kitchen garden to harvest some goodies for the guests breakfast and dinner offerings. Cherry tomatoes are still giving and finally the eggplant is coming on!
Host and B&B guests alike enjoyed the progressive feast that is ToR. This event, famous for showing off the region's best produce and wine, saw us travel from winery to winery to sample, taste and sip on the incredible flavours of Rutherglen!
Between film 2 & 3 my friend and I attended an interior designer book launch at Designer Rug in Richmond (Vic). Surrounded by celebrity designers, great food and wine, I enjoyed meeting new and interesting people whilst learning about Greg Natale’s interior design style and viewing the launch of his book, The Patterned Interior. A great little break between FFF’19 films.
Day 1, evening screening, I enjoyed a hilarious tale of clashing worldviews and the journey to self-improvement in I Feel Good, which heads in several unexpected directions. With moments of outrageous comedy mixed with humanism this film has more than a hint of Preston Sturgess. It delivers on its title, in spades.
After a quick coffee & cake break between movies, we returned to cinema 5 to view ‘Place Publique’ – a riotous comedy about youth, cynicism and patriarchy in the post-truth age. The main character Castro is the cynical host of a gossip-fuelled TV show. Although he doesn’t realise it, moves are being made to replace him with younger talent. Castro is forced to confront his own pretentiousness and superficiality. Chaos reigns with much hilarity.
First film enjoyed just after lunch on Day 1 was ‘Sink or Swim’. A disparate group of 40-somethings – all in the throes of mid-life crises – form a local swimming pool’s inaugural, males-only synchronised swimming team. Staring down ongoing ridicule and contempt from all angles, they engage a fallen champion as their coach who in turn is supported by her tough-as-nails former swim partner. Unwittingly, the team members embark on an unlikely journey of redemption that sees each one of them rebuild some sense of their self-worth.
A thoroughly enjoyable tale. Funny with poignant moments and an ending to make your heart soar like an eagle.
The 30th Anniversary of the Alliance Française French Film Festival, the most remarkable French-Australian cultural event, kicked off with a comedy film ‘The Trouble with You’ which has been a resounding critical and box office success in France. The Trouble With You is a rollicking, outrageously funny ride with a bit of a wild side. Hilarious moments and witty comebacks overlapping a fun storyline assured a thoroughly enjoyable start to the FFF’19.
The Gala after party, held directly following the film in the Astor Theatre was fabulous! A wonderful spread of French cheese, pate, petit fours & plenty of vin hit the spot, whilst the live music keep us entertained.
30th anniversary of the French Film Festival...and I’m there, again. Since 2008 I’ve enjoyed this festival of film in Melbourne. From the gala opening night film and after party right through my 4 films in 2 days, I’m so there! Viva la France! Check back soon for festival highlights, film reviews and general frivolity.
Your host Kellie-Anne