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Margaret River Bubbles Tour

Last Saturday, the Wildwood Valley girls had a day out with Mark from Margaret River Bubbles Tour. Not all about the bubbles - plenty of opportunity to try lots of wines. We visited a variety of cellar doors - Mongrel Creek, Clairault, Brookwood, Credaro  and House Of Cards  - all very different. Included was a delicious lunch at Rustico. Finished off with chocolate from Gabriels. Recommended!

Busselton Fringe Festival

If you are down south over the long weekend, the Busselton Fringe Festival, from 5th - 12th March, has something for everyone. Family friendly entertainment includes the Hairball Theatre, street performers, belly dancing, choirs and singing, plus of course the usual face painting and bouncy castle. Taste food from many nations including wood-fired pizzas, Mexican fare, Dutch pancakes and Italian gelato. See a wide variety of art and arty activities, and a virtual cavalcade of theatre, comedy and cabaret at a diverse group of venues in the region.      For details, go to      busseltonfringefestival.com.au

Gorgonzola Pannacotta with Fresh Figs

We are very spoilt to have 3 beautiful fig trees on the farm that are producing an abundance of fruit. I wanted to share an easy but yummy recipe using figs. More recipes using figs will be shared next week. Makes enough to fill 12 Pannacotta moulds ½ full Ingredients 500 ml milk 300 ml cream 280 grams Gorgonzola cheese, no rind, finely chopped 3 gelatin leaves Sea salt and freshly ground black pepper 12 Fresh figs Rocket leaves Good quality red wine vinegar Extra Virgin Olive Oil Crostini Method In a saucepan, stir milk and cream over a medium heat to simmering point, then remove from heat. Put the ...

Beautiful Ireland!

Our intrepid travellers (and bosses!), Sioban and Carlo, have taken some precious time out from their busy schedules of conducting tours of Tuscany and hosting cooking classes to travel to the home of Sioban’s ancestors, Ireland! They, along with their children Giacomo and Shanna, have enjoyed visiting gorgeous villages, experienced breathtaking scenery and sampled some great food - especially seafood – in Galway. The only downer? The weather! Oh well, you can’t have everything! Now it’s back to work for them as they recommence the weekly tours, then it won’t be long until they’re home again in Oz (where at least the weather will be ...

Congratulations Vasse Virgin

After two years of legal dispute with Sir Richard Branson, Vasse Virgin have been successful in their bid to keep their name. A win for the little man!! If you haven't visited Vasse Virgin, it is well worth it - delicious olive products to eat, and pamper the body. One of my favourite places.

Augusta Boat Harbour

Cape Leeuwin, the south western point of mainland Australia, has long been famous for its strong westerly winds and huge swells. For cruisers attempting to circumnavigate Australia, the lack of safe overnight anchorage has long been an issue. Now, thanks to the Regions for Royalties programmes, Augusta has a new $36 million harbour. As well as a safe anchorage, the new harbour is also expected to boost whale watching numbers.

Margaret River Region wins prestigious award

    The Margaret River Region has topped the delicious Produce Award for " Outstanding Region In Australia"     Pip Close accepted the award on behalf of the region in front of a packed house at the prestigious Bennelong       Restaurant at the Opera House on Monday evening.       Well done everyone!!!