Monday, August 30, 2010
Saturday, August 28, 2010
Friday, August 27, 2010
We have an amazing variety of native shrubs and bushes in our garden. Last year we won 'Best Commercial Garden' because of our Eucalyptus Trees and the way we blend into the bush. As you drive down our street, you could be travelling in any suburb. HideAway Haven is tucked away at the end of a cul de sac and nestled in amongst the trees and bushes. An awesome experience awaits you as you walk down the stairs into the Haven where only the 'e' is missing.
Bring your camera and meander through our beautiful gardens while taking photos, then relax on your deck, take in the views and watch the many varieties of birds that play down below. Our garden is a retreat from the demands and pressures of travelling and the stresses of life and our visiting birds add moments of delight to our garden haven. Watching the birds play their part in our garden by pollinating and spreading seeds brings so much enjoyment and pleasure to our ‘HideAway’.
Native birds are attracted to red and yellow flowers, so we have lots of those as you can see in the photos. We have plants that flower at different times of the year, have plenty of water for them to bathe in and a feeder hangs in the tree with just enough seed to attract them.
Spring is the time when animals have their babies and we look eagerly forward to bursts of colourful flowers. I took a drive out into the country today and was thrilled and excited to see so many baby animals with their mothers and the colourful display of our wildflowers and canola paddocks. After the long dark winter it was amazing to see so many colours and so much animal love. Why not enjoy a holiday in Albany during the spring, enjoy all our beautiful wildflowers, enjoy the farmlands and the farm animals, the kangaroos, the paddocks. Everything is full of colour and new life. Book in at HideAway Haven today!!
Wednesday, August 18, 2010
Tuesday, August 17, 2010
It was one of those beautiful Albany winters day yesterday, so I took the camera for a walk along the boardwalk. I never tire of that walk, though I must admit it has been awhile. The boardwalk starts at Calamaris and is a great scenic walk or cycle path. It takes in the breathtaking and absolutely stunning views of King George Sound, Princess Royal Harbour and the islands. This time of the year you might be lucky to see whales playing close by.
Becki and I have decided to become tourists in our own city. So many of us never see our home city for what it really is. We go to work in the morning, come home in the afternoon, and never see our city through the eyes of tourists. What is it they see when they get of the bus, their rental car, the plane when they arrive in Albany. We are going to find out. Today I took my gorgeous niece Camille and her daughter Michaela to Calamari's Al Fresco to lunch. I had the standard fish & chips and Camille had the house hamburger. Michaela slept through it all. Calamari's must have the best views anywhere in the world and its right on our doorstep. It was a beautiful winter's day today, much to nice to be indoors. We enjoyed a lovely lunch then walked along the boardwalk. We were hoping to see some whales but they were not playing in our waters today.
Monday, August 16, 2010
Saturday, August 14, 2010
We have a mother and her sister, daughter and god daughter staying with us. Another family that have the haven to themselves for the next two nights. We left them downstairs dancing around the poles, laughing and enjoying the sticky chocolate brownies I made this afternoon. They will all jump into the jacuzzi tonight. What fun!!
Friday, August 13, 2010
Thank you Becks & Mags for the beautiful accommodation and lovely meals. The house is a work of art and engineering excellence. The neatness is just like home.
Sunday, August 8, 2010