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A week in the Pillaga & the Warrumbungles – with an outback dinner under the stars

A week in Pilliga & the Warrumbungles Dinner under the Stars in Gulargambone – 1 March 2014 Bush Poetry Festival in Dunedoo – 27 February – 2 March 2014 Mudgee, Dunedoo, Pillaga State Forest, Warrumbungle National Park, Gulargambone Tour still available at other times without Gulargambone Dinner under the Stars or the Dunedoo Bush Poetry …

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A toast – to overcoming fears and having adventures

I went to the dam today. “So what?” I hear you ask “You do that all the time” Yes, but usually it’s with Doc in the Hilux, this time it was on my own on the quad bike. We have a lovely view of the dam from our veranda, and can sometimes hear the distant …

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Out west, where the sunsets are golden and there are a million stars

It’s summer and everybody is taking their annual holidays. Australia is in the middle of the hottest heatwave on record and everybody’s heading en masse to the beach, so why am I going west? No, not to Parramatta, way out west. Well, I live by the beach so can go there anytime, and while everybody …

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The Southern Highlands, and hedges

The Southern Highlands – Bowral, Mittagong, Berrima, Moss Vale. Antiques, pubs, markets. Frost, fires, country walks. As if that’s not enough, there’s more. I was working in the Southern Highlands in December, so I got a chance to do quite a bit of exploring. Driving along the back roads I discovered that the defining feature …

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Life’s good .. and the days are long!

Days go so slowly when you get up before sunrise. After going to bed before dark, unsurprisingly I was up this morning to watch the sunrise, and a beautiful one it was too. The countryside with its open spaces and trees makes for great scenery. Dead gum trees with branches reaching for the sky make …

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As spring moves into summer, the wattle is replaced by bottle brush

Aah, back on the farm. A bit late, but we’re here. Usually we come down on Friday night after work, but Doc had the 7 year old for a sleepover. By the time he went to his mother’s and we packed up, it was almost lunch time before we left, so we didn’t arrive until …

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