Soumah

Italy is at the top of my bucket list and is yet to be discovered by my pasta obsessed taste buds and view driven eyes.  I long to experience the Italian way of life and journey along the Amalfi coast stopping in each town to appreciate their traditions and taste their wares.  So to be … More Soumah

Coonara Springs

Have you noticed that if you don’t polish your silver it becomes tarnished and dull?  Like a piece of silverware Coonara Springs had become a little tarnished, a little dull:  The garden overgrown and the building tired and worn.  It looked as though years of serving the locals had taken its toll and it was … More Coonara Springs

Medhurst Wines

  Can I share a little secret with you?  Often there is no plan when it comes to Yarra Valley Life blog days.  I simply drop my son off at kinder and drive in the general direction of the Yarra Valley.  Medhurst Wineries was discovered in such a way.  I was curious to find out … More Medhurst Wines

Maddens Rise

  I used to think that I was European at heart, however the more I travel through this stunning part of Victoria the more I realise how raw, rustic and amazing this country’s beauty really is.  The scene at Maddens Rise of dripping gum trees, lush green vineyards and golden hay bales is a fine … More Maddens Rise

Badgers Weir

The purpose of this blog is to give you the reader a rundown on the experiences you can have while travelling within Victoria and in particular the Yarra Valley.  My hope is that Australians and international travellers would find this website useful in preparing itineraries, that somehow my social media accounts (Intagram/Face Book /Pinterest) and … More Badgers Weir

Alowyn Gardens

As a child one of my favourite movies was the whimsical Secret Garden.  I just loved the idea of having my very own garden hidden away from the world, where I could just be and enjoy the beauty that surrounded me.  I feel like I have found the imaginings of my childhood in Alowyn Gardens.  … More Alowyn Gardens