Meet Miss Zuki. What a delightful girl she was. Very obedient & cheeky too. We miss you already, look forward to welcoming you back anytime with your human-parents Sue & John.
With warmer days the geraniums are getting a g-up along the driveway. Guests can enjoy the blooms from the front veranda and whilst walking to rear yard to enjoy the evening views towards the High Country
A visit to Rutherglen to view the roses? You won’t be disappointed..right up to Cup Day and into early summer your head will spin!
Early morning wandering the front garden is a real delight at the moment. Each morning another little poppet has bloomed
I can’t really complain about winter as I was lucky enough to be in residence in Queensland for most of it this year, and Spain last year, but I gotta say how happy I am to see the garden this Spring (I was in Spain last year so no Spring for me in 2018). The wisteria is not far off hitting its straps now so stayed tuned for some images of that beautiful display of foliage.
Toby stopped in for a night on his way to northern NSW for the week. Looking forward to seeing you back here next weekend Toby (and fur-parents Chris & John)
On returning from my Queensland break I noticed plenty of changes around Rutherglen. Clearly evident was the vast swathes of golden canola fields....and new signage at Rutherglen Estates. RE is now owned by the DeBortoli family.
Yes even the host needs a break occasionally! I enjoyed an extended break on the Sunshine Coast with the chihuahuas during July & August just gone.
During this period of respite some repeat B&B guests took up the offer to stay at La Maison on a self-contained basis (min 5 nights). They were rewarded with full run of the property and feedback suggests they all thoroughly enjoyed their stay.
So it’s back to business as usual now so I look forward to hosting your stays over the coming months.
Guests are really enjoying the Spanish omelettes spiced with smokey sweet paprika and Gamze chorizo.
Yard duty never ceases at the B&B. It’s a good thing I like gardening.
And after the work is done there is always some energy left for a dog walk & afternoon tea.
The degree outside is falling like a well oiled diesel train now! For in-house guests whose stay is over Sunday-Tuesday nights (inclusive) I offer a dinner package. This Italian-inspired winter menu offers tummy warmer delights such as Minestone soup, spinach & ricotta ravioli, osso bucco, lamb with mint salsa, roasted vegetable risotto & oven-roasted Marsala pears.
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It’s always a treat to receive a extra special thank you from my guests. I thank you back Wilhelmina, Terry & Jan for choosing to stay at La Maison St Arnaud once again.
The Precipice offers excellent views over the former Reid’s Creek Goldfields.
Today’s hike started off a Billsons Brewery in Beechworth. After a quick coffee and a 10 minute walk down Camp Street I reached the Powder Magazine carpark. Off the carpark there’s a trail head clearly signposted for The Precipice.
The trail offers hikers a variety of terrain. Training for my upcoming Kumano Kodo pilgrimage (Japan) it had loads of uphill stepping stones, tree roots, uneven ground, mossy granite and rocky outcrops.
Returning via the same trail provided steep decline to strengthen my ankles and quad muscles.
The entire hike took 2hrs 15 minutes with short breaks to admire the views. This is not a strenuous hike however a good level of fitness would help as it’s close to 10kms.
Return to Billsons and enjoy an ale or cake and coffee.
Something of a tradition now the ubiquitous fire pit evening was enjoyed by the guests. A great time for me to relax and socialise with my lovely guests and hear all about the WW daily shenanigans.
The B&B breakfast table became central command this morning for guests Wilhelmina, Terry & Jan (all VIP repeat guests). There was much strategy consultation to ensure their Winery Walkabout routes maximised their full day on the shuttle buses
Wonderful few days spent with my Camino room buddy Megan, and Suzanne whose also from my Camino journey in 2018. Both visited Rutherglen and we enjoyed the food, wine, bushwalking and a peregrina get together evening at the B&B
Your host Kellie-Anne