|Only 10 days till we know if we made the finals list of the WA Tourism Awards. This is the first time we have entered these awards and it was a mammoth task with 30 pages of text, tables, graphs and photos to showcase our business and how we promote tourism in Albany. What we love about these awards compared to other awards we have entered, is that they look at our web site, our Facebook page, Trip Advisor reviews and other activities we are involved in that relate to tourism, such as our Albany Region and 'Are you in the mood?' pages. So pop along to these pages and see what is happening in Albany. If you have been a guest and have some photos of Albany you would like to share please do so on our Albany Region Page. If you are on Facebook, check out our pages, give them the thumbs up (like) and enjoy the photos and information.
Shipleys have the same passion for what they do as we do and they love, respect and appreciate their animals the way we do. That is why we are now using their eggs exclusively for our guests. Have you ever seen a lemon cake this yellow?
Their eggs are TRUE Free Range. Shipley's laying hens mimic the natural behaviour of birds in the wild. They are safely housed at night in eggmobiles and during the day they are free to roam and have fun in the open fresh pasture and forage for the insects that are stirred up by the cows who passed through recently. This gives them a collection of nutrients as they happily scratch and peck their way through a real free range environment.
Now our guests can enjoy their poached or scrambled eggs knowing the hens who supplied their eggs for breakfast are happy hens.
We love our asparagus, fresh from the markets every Saturday morning. Last week I made rosti potatoes, topped it with ham, poached eggs and hollandaise sauce and served it with fresh asparagus....yummy. Special breakfasts on a Sunday morning at HideAway Haven.
Click HERE for the recipe
We have been running a competition on our new Facebook page for Albany's best beaches. This photo has the most likes at the moment. Its not to late to get your photo in or to vote for your favourite.
Photo Courtesy of Ben Reynolds Photographer Thank you to all our photographers...some amazing photos. The top 10 will be listed on our new Albany Region Web Page.
If you have stayed with us and enjoyed your experience, we would love you to share your experience with prospective guests and the judges who will no doubt be reading the reviews.
Sunday 15 September
Albany Boat Shed Markets - for the freshest local produce and seafood available in the Great Southern, live entertainment and a great village-square atmosphere, with talented local artisans showcasing their beautiful and distinctive products. 10am-1pm, Princess Royal Drive.
Western Australian Museum Albany - Traversing Antarctica: the Australian experience brings together the people, documents, objects, maps, animals and images that make up the fascinating story of Australia in Antarctica. From the iconic material of the AAE, to intriguing official letters, stunning film footage and hands-on activities, this exhibition will draw you in and inspire you to explore! 10am-4.30pm, Residency Road
Saturday 21 September
Albany Farmers Market - Buy the freshest local seasonal quality produce direct from the growers, 8am-noon, Collie Street.
Western Australian Museum Albany - Traversing Antarctica: the Australian experience brings together the people, documents, objects, maps, animals and images that make up the fascinating story of Australia in Antarctica. From the iconic material of the AAE, to intriguing official letters, stunning film footage and hands-on activities, this exhibition will draw you in and inspire you to explore! 10am-4.30pm, Residency Road.
At the Albany Entertainment Centre
KATE CEBERANO – KENSAL ROAD TOUR Wednesday 2 October at 8.00pm Presented by Zaccaria Kate Ceberano, Australia’s premier singer and performer, celebrates her new album Kensal Road with a live tour, showcasing her first original album in 10 years & 25th recorded album. Kensal Road was written and recorded in Kensaltown Studios, London, and celebrates her life and passion as a mother, partner, daughter, and much loved Australian personality. Tickets – VIP Experience $120.00 / Standard $79.00 / Concession $71.10 VIP EXPERIENCE - A once in a lifetime experience to meet and have a personal live performance from the one and only Kate Ceberano: - Complimentary Champagne on arrival - Live intimate performance by Kate Ceberano, prior to main performance - Question and Answer Session - Personalised signed Poster - VIP Seating for the Live Kensal Road show VIEW Restaurant open for dinner!
BLACK BELT EXTRAVAGANZA THE ROAD TO BLACK BELT Friday 4 October at 7.00pm Presented by Dragon martial Arts The Road To Black Belt is an awesome martial arts demonstration with spectacular choreography, lighting and music. The show is the culmination of six months of hard work by Dragon Martial Arts and the 2013 Black Belt Graduates. This annual event is always an incredible and professional show that demonstrates excellent martial arts skills, and the journey to Black Belt. Tickets – Standard $25.00 / Child (2 – 15yrs) $16.00 VIEW Restaurant open for light meals!
JOHNNY CASH THE CONCERT – RING OF FIRE 50th ANNIVERSARY TOUR Wednesday 16 October at 8.00pm Presented by Happy Days Records Australia’s own “Man In Black”, Daniel Thompson, returns a new 2 hour show that will feature the tracks that made Johnny Cash’s live show something special. June Carter and The Carter Family, The Statler Brothers, Carl Perkins and Cash’s gospel greats will all be featured including his 1963 hit “Ring Of Fire”. Tickets – Standard $65.00 VIEW Restaurant open for dinner!
THE PLATTERS Saturday 19 October at 8.00pm Presented by Danny Flynn In the 1950s Only You became The Platters first Gold Record, and many more hits were to follow – The Great Pretender, Twilight Time, Smoke Gets In Your Eyes, You’ve Got The Magic Touch, My Prayer. Today The Platters continue to bring back memories of romance and simpler times with their delicately balanced harmonies. Tickets – Standard $61.50 / Concession $59.50 / Groups 10+ $58.50 VIEW Restaurant open for dinner!
MARINA PRIOR Sunday 20 October at 8.00pm Presented by QLive Marina Prior is regarded as Australia’s leading lady of musical theatre, having performed over twenty leading roles in her career so far. She rose to stardom when she played Christine in The Phantom of the Opera. The award winning performer is honoured with being named one of Australia’s 100 Entertainers of the Century. Tickets – Standard $70.00 / Concession $60.00 VIEW Restaurant open for dinner!
SMOKIE - LIVE IN CONCERT Thursday 31 October at 7.30pm Presented by NOW Music Co World famous British rock 'n' roll band Smokie are coming to Albany in 2013! With chart-topping hits like 'Living Next Door to Alice', 'Lay Back in the Arms of Someone' and 'If You Think You Know How to Love Me', Smokie is one of the most popular bands in the world today. Tickets – Standard $99.00 VIEW Restaurant open for dinner!
FOREVER ROD Friday 1 November at 8.00pm Presented by Albany Entertainment Centre Dave Battah’s Rod Stewart tribute is known as the best in the business. For over fifteen years, Dave Battah has thrilled audiences from Las Vegas to London with his stunning recreation of the unmistakable gritty vocals and energetic stage persona of music legend, Rod Stewart. In his spectacular two hour show, he effortlessly glides through all of Rod’s big hits, from rowdy tunes such as Hot Legs and Do Ya’ Think I’m Sexy, to romantic ballads such as The First Cut is the Deepest, Have I Told You Lately and Broken Arrow, to trademark ballads such as Sailing and Maggie May. Tickets on sale soon! VIEW Restaurant open for dinner!
MELBOURNE CUP LUNCHEON Tuesday 5 November VIEW Restaurant Experience the ‘race that stops the nation’ at the award-winning VIEW Restaurant. Enjoy a glass of sparkling wine on arrival, a lavish two course lunch, sweepstakes and live coverage from Flemington, while overlooking the picturesque Princess Royal Harbour. More details coming soon! To register your interest please call 9844 5040 or email email@example.com
RUSSIAN NATIONAL BALLET SWAN LAKE Friday 8 & Saturday 9 November at 7.30pm THE NUTCRACKER Sunday 10 November at 2.30pm Presented by XDR (Australia) Cultural Promotion The Russian National Ballet presents beautiful, full length performances of two of the most cherished classical ballets of all time - Swan Lake and The Nutcracker. Directed by Evgeny Amosov and accompanied by a huge cast of more than 50 ballet dancers these breathtaking performances are not to be missed. Tchaikovsky’s instantly recognisable music is set against the wonderfully dark story of good against evil in Swan Lake - one of the most famous and loved of all ballets. Swan Lake’s glamorous set is evocative of the Russian Imperial world in which the ballet was created, while the haunting moonlit lakeside is perfect for the tragic conflict of the human and spirit worlds and allows the audience to be swept away in the vulnerability of Odett and Odile. The Nutcracker remains the cornerstone of The Russian National Ballet Theatre’s repertoire. With its fairytale setting and glorious Tchaikovsky score, this version has all the elements of an enduring fairy tale: romance, poetry, fate, good versus evil, and of course, love! Tickets – Standard $87.90 / Concession $77.90 / Children (2 – 12yrs) $67.90 / Student (Full time) $67.90. VIEW Restaurant open for lunch and dinner!
Till next time
Becki & Maggie