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A special occasion… a special gift.

Everything is possible, including organising a long distance gift. Scenario: Local lady celebrating a significant birthday, long term friend lives across the Tasman. Hmm….. a special gift, locally crafted. No problem! Organise a bottle of our bubbly, delivered, birthday girl surprised and delighted, friend chuffed. Smiles all round. Do-able!!

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A Cheese Platter for 2… why not!

Who’d pass up the chance to ‘eat in’ with a Grazing Plate, a good bottle of HILL OF ROMISE WINE and no worries about driving home afterwards. When you are making your booking, make that a CHEESE PLATTER FOR 2 – $40 as well.

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Beauty is all around us.

Yes, THE DRY is still with us and in spite of it, Nature calls us to look for a different kind of beauty or maybe just look a little harder to discover her gifts.

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Looking for inspiration?

Looking for inspiration? Look no further than Nature. The Chinese Date Plum has put aside its bare winter coat and is sending out green buds of hope and joy. This tree changes daily and what were little hints of green a week ago are now emerging leaves and flower buds. Within a few days there…

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WHAT IS THAT SONG!

If you have a Grey Shrike Thrush sharing your garden, then count yourself 0h-so-lucky! Here at Casa Nostra we have a pair and their song is a source of constant delight. The Little Cellar Rat thought she heard a new songster and went down to investigate. No, it was the thrush! Perhaps they are singing…

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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 and the Red Wren (when you can…

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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 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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