Archive of: 2015

  • Dorrigo Folk and Bluegrass Festival

    Dorrigo Folk and Bluegrass Festival

    Yes!! There is yet another Festival in our district, and this one is just a short drive up the mountain, in the small town of Dorrigo.


  • It's warming up - time for a prize winning Bellingen gelato

    It's warming up - time for a prize winning Bellingen gelato

    Our clocks have just sprung forward, its Sydney Summer Time – and a good time to cool off with one of Australia’s best gelatos – IN BELLINGEN!!! Yes, there is yet another reason to visit the beautiful Bellingen Valley… and stay at the Promised Land Retreat, of course.


  • Bellingen Music Festival

    Bellingen Music Festival

    We are getting very excited to see how the2015 Bellingen Music Festival is yet again shaping up to be an exhilarating and vivacious event with its customary mix of high quality international, national and local musicians.


  • Renovated chicken coop, new chooks and yummy eggs

    Renovated chicken coop, new chooks and yummy eggs

    Our chicken have access to fresh grass every day, so the eggs are simply delicious


  • Winter Music Festival - What a hoot!

    Winter Music Festival - What a hoot!

    The inaugural Bello Winter Music Festival finished just a few days ago, and proved to be a resounding success. In fact, tickets for Saturday sold out, and organisers had to hold back a disappointed throng who could not fit into the Memorial Hall for the headline act, The Milk Carton Kids, on Saturday night.


  • Your friendly host

    Your friendly host

    Sophie would not be the sort of person who would post her own photo. I bet she’s never even taken a selfie of herself. Which is why I took it upon myself, as my first real blog post, to put up this lovely natural photo of her.


  • Bello Winter Music

    Bello Winter Music

    What a perfect excuse to get away for the first weekend of the July school holiday and shake off the winter blues.


  • Bellingen Readers and Writers Festival

    Bellingen Readers and Writers Festival

    “Be Part of the Story”

    That is the slogan for the Bellingen Readers and Writers Festival. When it began 4 years ago, in April 2011, the organisers had the idea that it would not only feature prominent writer’s talking about their publications, but that it would also focus on the readers and budding writers amongst them. Basically, they wanted people to get involved and “be part of the story” not just listen to it.


  • Our favourite walk

    Our favourite walk

    We live in one of the most picturesque spot in Australia, and we don’t get tired of it… Our favourite walk takes us “around the loop road”, 12 km of beautiful landscapes. We walk through forest, accross bridges and along undulating paddocks with the escarpment as a backdrop.


  • Camp Creative in full swing

    Camp Creative in full swing

    It’s a big week in Bellingen, it’s Camp Creative week


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