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So far David has created 45 blog entries.

Marge, The Rains Are ‘Ere!

2020-02-17T11:24:13+11:0017 February 2020|

A classic advertisement from Australian television depicts a lonely farmhouse on drought-ridden flats. The craggy old farmer sits on the downstairs veranda looking out into the shimmering heat, and suddenly he hears raindrops falling on

Come on Back!

2020-01-23T14:14:51+11:0023 January 2020|

The following is an excerpt from a Newcastle Herald article, published Saturday 18 January 2020, headed, “Wollombi businesses out of the fires and moving back onto the tourist map”: When the fires advanced through the

Why Not Head for the Hills?

2019-11-28T11:15:26+11:0028 November 2019|

Traditionally the great Australian summer holiday involves spending time with the family on Christmas day, recovering with friends on Boxing Day and, later, heading to the coast to relax. Although beautiful, the coast does not

A Hardworking Team is our Success!

2019-10-25T11:12:00+11:0025 October 2019|

At ‘Somewhere Unique’ efficiency is as important as effectiveness. And success depends on both. Often our retreats turn around quickly with sometimes only hours between guests leaving and the next guests arriving and so we

Sculpture in the Vineyards 2019

2019-09-26T12:08:47+10:0026 September 2019|

Sculpture in the Vineyards is the biggest annual festival in the Wollombi Valley. Now, in its 18th year, in 2019 the event has been completely redesigned into a much larger, more prestigious and exciting festival.

And the Survey says…

2019-08-26T11:34:07+10:0026 August 2019|

At ‘Somewhere Unique’ it is critical that our guests have a voice in determining their experience and throughout their stay. Of course, all guests can reach us immediately by phone or email if required, but

Inducted into the ‘Hall of Fame’

2019-06-27T15:42:38+10:0027 June 2019|

‘Somewhere Unique’ has recently been inducted into the TripAdvisor 'Certificate of Excellence Hall of Fame'. Although there are many third party travel websites where guests review their experiences, TripAdvisor still retains a high level of

A Different Kind of Music Festival

2019-05-09T13:46:59+10:009 May 2019|

There’s a lot to like about the Wollombi Valley, but Murray and I are always excited by the amount of local regular occasions, and the level of innovation in organising different showcase events. A great

It’s the Little Things…

2019-04-27T14:52:55+10:0027 April 2019|

With only two luxurious retreats at ‘Somewhere Unique’ we have the indulgent pleasure of personally overseeing every last detail for the stay of each guest. Murray and I are proud of the retreats and the