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Can't believe we are midway through March.  We had a full house during the Christmas/New Year break and experienced the awesome company of so many guests.  We love it when guests arrive as strangers and leave as friends.  It was also time to try out a few new recipes, revisit some older ones.  This one has been very popular with our guests.   French Toast Rollups. A hint of cinnamon and sugar on the outside, and a creamy vanilla filling, served with toasted almond flakes and maple syrup.  Click on the photo to get the recipe.



A number of guests struggle with certain allergies and dietary restrictions.  A new item on our menu is very popular.  Chia Breakfast Pudding, made with Chia seeds and almond milk, sweetened with vanilla bean and maple syrup it is perfect for those who are lactose and/or gluten intolerant. Chia seeds are packed with fibre, protein and antioxidants and this makes a protein rich breakfast. We now also bake our own Chia Seed Bread.

One of our couples enjoyed a private chef catering experience with Dan Sharp during their recent stay with us.   This is just another unique experience at HideAway Haven where we create memories for you. Imagine exquisite food beautifully prepared and presented just for you.  Dan sources the freshest ingredients for you on the day and then cooks in our kitchen and serves you.  He even does the dishes  All you need to do is relax and enjoy.  You can find the full menu HERE.  Why not treat yourself to this special experience and let us create special memories for you.


Dessert - Poached apple cheeks with fromage frais parfait, hazelnut toffee and crumbled vanilla shortbread

TASTE 2014

There are many  events during the TASTE festival which runs for most of March and into April.  Check out our events page for more.

We love that we can offer something so much different than the traditional B&B.  So what makes us so different?  Difference between the traditional B&B and HideAway Haven  HideAway Haven is more a self-contained hosted accommodation rather than your traditional B&B. Yes you do get a bed and breakfast, but you do get a lot more.   

HideAway Haven is a purpose built hosted accommodation.  For your convenience and use there is a full kitchen available to prepare your own evening meals, should you choose to cook.  There is also a washing machine and a dryer for those travellers who have been on the road for a while giving them the opportunity to leave with a suitcase full of clean clothes.  These facilities are there for the guests use and enjoyment and do not have to be shared with the hostesses.

Your breakfast is brought to you on a tray each morning and you have the option to eat in the purpose built dining room or take the tray out to your private deck to enjoy. We do however ask that you prepare your own tea or coffee in the morning as we do not have the staff to do this for you.  You can make it to your own liking, it is fresh and you can enjoy as many cups as you wish.  to read more click

Cup of coffee or glass of wine on the deck in the Tree Tops?

'Pay it Forward'  The Ultimate Remedy is a Safe Haven
Early this month we successfully delivered our first 'Pay it Forward' for 2014.  Again a huge THANK YOU to our business partners for supporting this initiative, without your support and generosity this project would not be possible. Oyster Harbour Store, The Ivy on York, Jingalla Wines, Eco Locks Hair Dressing, Albany Whale Tours and The Mean Fiddler.  You can read the blog post HERE.

National Geographic 

We were very privileged to be able to host a photographer from this magazine for a night. He was here to capture the sights of the beautiful Albany Region, enjoy some of our fresh produce and experience some unique accommodation.  Bruce enjoyed his stay and we put on a huge breakfast for him, the City of Albany coordinator Michelle and Lynsey from the Great southern Development Corporation.  They were impressed :-)

Oyster Festival in Albany
It was a beautiful day in Albany on the South Coast of Western Australia for the Albany Oyster Festival, the mastermind of Dan Sharp our HideAway Infusion Chef.  We bought our VIP (we had # 5&6) tickets, encouraged our HideAway Havenguests to check in early and excitedly headed to Ayres Park.  What an amazing job Dan Sharp!! It was awesome.  With guest chef's Don Hancey and Poh, local wines, Bush Food Tucker, live music and lots of oysters, we had a great time. Why not book in for the long weekend in March next year and get yourselves some tickets.


Click on the photo to see more photos of the day.
 

The Old Marron Farm - Albany


We encourage our guests to visit the The Old Marron Farm and Bird and Animal Petting Park together with Nippers Cafe when they head out to Little Beach.  It has been some time since our last visit, so we headed of for what was meant to be a quick visit.  We had the most amazing time and awesome experiences during our visit.  Read our blog and see more photo's HERE

 

What's on in Albany

Anzac Day Albany 2014 Details 

At 6am on 25th April 1930, it is recorded in the St John's church service register that Padre White (army chaplain with the 44th battalion) conducted a dawn Eucharist commemorating Anzac Day. After wreaths were laid at the nearby war memorial, Padre White, with some of the congregation, proceeded up a bush track to the top of Mt Clarence where they observed a boatman laying a wreath in King George’s Sound.

The Albany Sub Branch RSL calendar of commemorative events in April this year includes:

Quaranup Memorial Service
Sunday 20th April, commencing at 2.00 pm
Venue: Camp Quaranup, Quaranup Road, Albany.

Kapyong Day Memorial Service
Thursday, 24th April, commencing at 2.00 pm
Venue: St Johns Church, corner York Street and Peels Place, Albany.

Anzac Dawn Service 
Friday, 25th April, commencing at 5.30 am
Venue: Desert Mounted Corps Memorial, Mount Clarence
Note: Apex Drive will be closed to all private vehicles.
Buses will be provided for transport to the Dawn service from the Albany Entertainment Centre and Middleton Beach bus stop from 3.30 am. 

Simulcast Service
The Dawn Service will be simulcast to the Albany Entertainment Centre from Mount Clarence.
Doors open at 4.15 am, reserved parking on Western side of AEC, Princess Royal Drive, Albany

Gunfire Breakfast
Friday, 25th April, commencing at 6.00 am
Venue: Forecourt Albany Entertainment Centre
Princess Royal Drive, Albany

Anzac Day Parade
Friday, 25th April, commencing at 10.00 am
Assembly area; Corner Stirling Terrace and Spencer Street from 9.30 am

Anzac Day Memorial Service
Friday, 25th April, commencing at 10.30 am
Venue: Albany ANZAC Peace Park, Princess Royal Drive, Anzac Albany

At the Entertainment Centre

PEACE TRAIN - THE CAT STEVENS STORY Thu 27 Mar - 8.00pm STARRING DARREN COGGAN Peace Train – The Cat Stevens Story 'Intimate & Acoustic' is night of music and story-telling. Hear twenty-four hits sung with remarkable authenticity by one of Australia's most exciting artists. From Moonshadow, to Morning Has Broken, Wild World, Father & Son, First Cut Is The Deepest, Hard Headed Woman and Peace Train.
ACO2 Sat 5 Apr - 8.00pm AUSTRALIAN CHAMBER ORCHESTRA Featuring works thoughtfully selected to commemorate the ANZAC Day centennary, this concert includes music by Australian composers Peter Sculthorpe and Fredrick Septimus Kelly. Kelly's touching Elegy was written in 1915 in his tent at Gallipoli. The work is a tribute to poet and fallen soldier Rupert Brooke.
GOLD : THE ULTIMATE ABBA SHOW Fri 11 Apr - 8.00pm HAPPY DAYS RECORDS GOLD: THE ULTIMATE ABBA SHOW features internationally recognised ABBA performers who have taken to the stage globally from the UK to Europe, South Africa to Canada & North America and Australia to New Zealand. Set to take the country by storm in 2014 this two-hour show will re-live the hits of the Swedish pop phenomenon.

Taste 2014  Click HERE to see what is on

VANCOUVER STREET FESTIVAL - 3rd MAY!
An eclectic and interesting market experience selling antique or quirky objects such as wheelbarrows, tea chests and woven baskets etc.

 

Art in the Park 2014    Friday, 18th April - Saturday, 26th April 2014
Annual Friends of the Porongurup Range Art in the Park set amongst majestic karri trees in a unique environment for the exhibition of artworks.
Click HERE for more information and photo's of last years entries.


   

Lots still happening on Albany Region - why not have a look and feel free to share any photos you have taken.


Till next time


 Becki & Maggie


 
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