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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

Respecting Political Correctness

2019-03-12T15:08:58+11:0012 March 2019|

Political correctness is currently a hot topic with debate raging about to what degree it should be considered in regard our historical past. At its core, ‘political correctness’ is an alternate term for respect, and

Location Location Location

2019-02-28T14:21:09+11:0028 February 2019|

Murray and I are very proud and parochial in regard to the Wollombi Valley. And there is a lot to be proud of: unspoilt natural countryside; rugged national parks; quaint villages; boutique wine production; gourmet

Treading Lightly on the Planet

2019-01-22T11:52:58+11:0022 January 2019|

Living in beautiful rural surrounds Murray and I obviously love and respect nature and care deeply about our fragile environment. We try to ensure that our lifestyle enhances and assists nature, living in harmony with

Taking the Time to Smell the Roses

2018-11-16T16:06:33+11:0016 November 2018|

The shops are gearing up for Christmas. The gift-buying rush has begun. Halloween stock has now been cleared away, as has the plastic paraphernalia from some other commercial festival before that, and before that. Meanwhile

Drawing back the Wollombi Curtain

2018-10-30T17:20:04+11:0030 October 2018|

Having relocated from a large city to small rural village Murray and I have learned that the main difference, apart from size, is that development and progress in a small town has to be initiated

Sculpture in the Vineyards 2018

2018-10-30T17:23:14+11:0026 September 2018|

‘Sculpture in the Vineyards’, is back for its 16th year, from 2nd to 18th November 2018! Now a firm fixture on the ‘Destination NSW’ calendar of events, the exhibition features creative works by some of