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Adversity can make you stronger
Sometimes a story comes along that you just have to share.  This landed in my inbox this week. I hope that this story touches your heart as it stirs a memory of your inner strength - an inner strength that knows the way in the midst of your daily life in a world sometimes gone quite mad.

 

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Its been a very quiet 2 weeks since Mother's Day.  We celebrated Becki's birthday by heading off to our most favourite town (other than Albany of course) Denmark and to a restaurant we had heard so much about.  As luxury accommodation providers who provide their guests with the ulitmate experience during their stay in Albany, we visit restaurants so we can recommend with confidence.  'Pepper and Salt' restaurant was the perfect place to celebrate Becki's Birthday.  Surrounded by beautfiul gardens, vineyards and water fountains, we enjoyed a relaxing lunch with a nice bottle wine from Matildas Estate Winery. The service was outstanding during the entire meal and the visits from Chef Silas were appreciated and enjoyed. The food was delicious and the presentation was exciting. We enjoyed the Pepper & Salt Regional Producers Platter and Blue Manna Crab Wontons, Scotsdale Marron in a Shitake and Bacon Hock Broth. The only downside to the whole experience was there was no room for dessert.  Chef Silas is 'Pepper' and his gorgeous wife Ange is 'Salt'.  It really is a small world after all...Ange began the Denmark Mothers Day Walk 4 years ago. This annual event raises funds for breast cancer reasearch and ee were proud sponsors this year.


 


 

For more photos amd a description of the food we enjoyed check out our blog

After lunch we spent time chatting to Silas about the possibility of offering  Master Chef Classes or private dinner parties at HideAway Haven. 
Another package coming up.  Watch out for further details coming soon.

After our very special lunch I managed to surprise Becki (no easy task) with her birthday present.  We went to our local pet shop and bought a special needs budgie and gave him a loving home.  Check out out blog for more information.


 

Our cats CK and Ragz are very anxious to 'play' with our newest addition.

We enjoyed a very special weekend with a couple celebrating their anniversary.  What was special? I met Ryan shortly after his birth.  Erica lived two doors down from my parents home.  We met on facebook a couple of years ago.  Erica has been an awesome supporter of HideAway Haven and has brought many 'likers' to our page.  Shortly after we connected on facebook, Ryan wrote....well I really like all the awesome gourmet breakfasts you do...but if you can do 'Bacon & Eggs' I would love to come and stay.   'Bacon & Eggs' is kinda plain and so not HideAway Haven gourmet standard, we served bacon and scrambled eggs with chives, roasted tomatoes and potato rosti stuffed with spinach, basil & roasted pine nuts drizzled with balsamic vinegar...it was a huge hit with both of them.


 


This morning Erica and Ryan agreed to be taste testers of our newest venture 'Breakfast Fondue'.  We made a savoury fondue with champagne, sour cream, cheese and dijon mustard and a sweet fondue with peaches, cream cheese, maple syrup and vanilla. Smoked salmon, hard boiled eggs, sausages, tomatoes, sour dough bread wasserved with the savoury fondue.  Pikelets, blueberry bagels, waffles and brioche bread was served with the sweet fondue.  We also made a mango breakfast parfait to accompany the fondue. We had so much fun putting this together as a special treat. Erica and Ryan enjoyed the fondue on their deck this morning watching the birds and said the slow pace of eating breakfast was really enjoyable.

Special Offer:

Make a booking during June - August to celebrate a special occassion and you can enjoy our breakfast fondue for a special occassion at no extra charge. Min 2 night stay and weekends only for your choice of sweet or savoury.   Please let us know in advance.  September onwards breakfast fondues are available for an additional $20.00 to replace your gourmet breakfast.

Special Noisy Guests

We had a flock of about a dozen black cockatoo's visit us early this morning.  What fun to watch them grab the gum nuts and toss them on our tin roof and roll them down the stairway to haven


Whats happening in Albany



  1. 24 MAYAlbany Annual Gun Salute

    Albany Annual Gun Salute

    The official opening of the new Artillery Shelter followed by a three gun salute.

    1:15 PM

    Venue: Princess Royal Fortress, off Marine Drive

    More information

  1. 25 MAYThe Delltones

    The Delltones

    Presented by Starseed Enterprises The fabulous multi-award winning Delltones celebrate their musical journey through exciting and colourful performances, entertaining and energizing fans with their highly polished DooWop harmonies and the unique voice of Peewee Wilson. The Delltones are still rocking more than 50 years on. If you only go out once this year, don�t miss the Delltones Live � They�re better than ever! Tickets � Standard $59.90 / Concession $54.90 / Children $28.00. For bookings please contact 9844 5005

    8:00 PM

    Venue: Albany Entertainment Centre

  1. 26 MAYBring a Book Chat

    Bring a Book Chat

    As part of Library & Information Week 2011, Albany Public Library will be presenting 'Bring a Book Chat'.

    5:30 – 6:30 PM

    Venue: Albany Public Library

    More information

  1. 29 MAYUS Submariners Memorial Service

    US Submariners Memorial Service

    A moving service to honour those US Submariners who operated out of the Port of Albany During World War II. Wreaths are layed and a bell is tolled to remember those 374 officers and 3131 men on board 52 submarines who are "Still on Patrol"

    10:30 AM

    Venue: Princess Royal Fortress

    More information

  1. 31 MAYAdam Harvey & Beccy Cole - Rematch Tour

    Adam Harvey & Beccy Cole - Rematch Tour

    Presented by Artists Network This hilarious country music duo are back, with a laugh-out-loud musical feast of duets and cheeky banter. From traditional favourites through to heartbreakers, skewed observations and their own hits, 'The Rematch' is an unforgettable night of entertainment! Tickets on sale soon. For bookings please contact 9844 5005

    8:00 PM

    Venue: Albany Entertainment Centre

June

  1. 4 JUNAlbany Weekender Classic Motor Event

    Albany Weekender Classic Motor Event

    Albany's Icon Event, the Albany Classic Motor Event has been a much loved tradition in Albany since 1936. The exciting weekend of classic car motorsports includes the Annual Hillclimb at scenic Mt Clarence, Round the Houses Motor Event, All Ages Festival Entertainment, Kids Rides, Markets and More.

    Saturday 4 June – Sunday 5 June

    Venue: Mt Clarence and Albany CBD

    More information

  2. 4 JUN2011 Naked Bean Surf Craft Challenge

    2011 Naked Bean Surf Craft Challenge

    The Albany Surf Life Saving Club 2011 Naked Bean Surf Craft Challenge is on Foundation Day Weekend this year

    Saturday 4 June – Monday 6 June

    More information


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