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Hmmm…. why stay at a BNB?

You stay for the little things you can’t buy. Birds in all shapes and sizes gravitate towards a place that provides shelter, food, variety in foliage, corridors of plantings. We are privileged to be surrounded by birdsong – Rufous Whistlers, Grey Shrike Thrushes, Spangled Drongoes, Mr Willy Wagtail, all freely offered in joy.

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Why stay at a bnb? Here’s another reason why.

‘Cosiness’ is one of those evocative words that can mean different things to different people. If it means a ‘little place and space’ where you can leave aside the hassles of the day to day world of dead-lines, decision-making, time-tables then timber in all its nuances certainly helps create an ambience of cosiness that nurtures.…

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It’s July …. and that’s CHLDERS FESTIVAL MONTH.

July – the month when we celebrate our gorgeous Winter weather along with the magnificent produce of the Bundaberg-Childers region. Terranzo the Winemaker & Maria the Little Cellar Rat are busy fine-tuning the menu for our LONG TABLE CHILDERS FESTIVAL DINNER IN THE WINERY. We always have a great time… come and join us. Still…

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Our feather friends -2

IF YOU PROVIDE IT, THEY WILL COME. A bit of a scrub, an empty out and refill with fresh water. Within minutes,they arrive. In for a dip, hop on a rock, shake those tail feathers and off they go. Such a reward for just a little effort.

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Our feathered friends -1

We so love our trees (even if they do involve pruning, raking leaves…. but of course, that makes fabulous compost and mulch) Apart from the shade, flowers and assorted other beauty, trees and shrubs bring our feathered friends. The Spangled Drongo is such a show off and don’t we love those ‘show-offy’ ways of his.…

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Local, seasonal, roasted…. DELISH!!!

The Little Cellar Rat likes to use sweet potato, English potato, eggplant, capsicum and carrot as a basis then depending on availability, $$ etc, add in parsnip, swede and even zucchini. For potatoes, sweet potatoes, carrots, swede: Scrub and leave the skin on OR peel, (depending on how they look) and cut into large chunks…

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Why choose to stay at a BNB? Here’ s why!

It is the small touches that make a difference, touches such as some local Fortified Red (yes… we used to say PORT but that, joins the likes of CHAMPAGNE) When it’s chilly and damp outside, a nip of THREE RIGHT HANDS fits the bill nicely. THREE RIGHT HANDS FORTIFIED RED – Made on site by…

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A country morning blessed by sunrise

Yesterday is history, tomorrow is a mystery, today is a gift… that’s why it’s called ‘the present’. It might sound a little corny but hey, corny’s good, just like the gift of a country sunrise, unfettered and available to all. The Little Cellar Rat is really a lark, bathed by the sun each morning.

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