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Perry Family Holiday – London Day 2-4 – Third Leg

By Wendy Perry | September 28, 2012

With a stand out first day in London where we packed in some many activities, the next couple of days had a slightly slower pace and we explored London and Peckham as this is where my parents and family lived in the 1960’s. A train ride from Purley plus tube took us to Charing Cross, […]

Perry Family Holiday – London Day 1 – Second Leg

By Wendy Perry | September 25, 2012

I’m first generation Australian and my Mum and Dad (as teenagers) migrated to Australia from England in the 1960’s.  I so wanted to go to London and explore the English countryside, spending ages researching and designing a ‘must do’ itinerary. I couldn’t believe I was actually in the UK – arriving in Heathrow on 25th […]

Perry Family Holiday – Hong Kong – First Leg

By Wendy Perry | September 24, 2012

A holiday of a life time, one where I had cashed in all my frequent flyer points for myself, husband Scott and youngest daughter Jessica to spend 20 days overseas visiting 4 countries and 1 Disneyland! Flying out on Saturday 22nd September 2012 we arrived at the airport around 9.45 am for our 10.50 am […]

Exploring Normanville – Mini Break

By Wendy Perry | August 23, 2012

To celebrate my parents’ birthdays in August 2012 I booked a mini break at Normanville staying in a really nice, new, holiday house called Bungala Shores. With Thursday to Sunday to plan out, I called into the Visitors Centre at Yankalilla where the staff were very helpful and I came away with brochures and things […]

Cheeky Winter Overnighter at Mount Lofty House

By Wendy Perry | July 10, 2012

I love the Wotif specials that are available for a window of a few hours and recently I booked a night at the majestic Mount Lofty House.  The package included a deluxe room, country continental breakfast for two, midday checkout, bottle of wine and $35 dinner voucher. Arriving whilst it was still light, late on […]

Port Elliot Day Spa, Normanville, Sea and Vines Festival in McLaren Vale – June 2012 long weekend

By Wendy Perry | June 16, 2012

Mini break photos Taking two nights to relax by myself was something I was really looking forward, a chance to chill, have some quiet time and focus my thinking. Having bought a Scoopon a few months ago, I booked into Authenticity Day Spa Resort on Thursday around 5.00 pm, just an hour’s drive from home […]

Cairns – steamy weather, adventure filled and stunning looking

By Wendy Perry | March 13, 2012

For our 18th Wedding Anniversary on 19th February 2012, Scott and I had a week long holiday in Cairns and we loved it! Arriving mid Thursday afternoon via a direct Jetstar flight (such a bargain, $99 flights each way from Adelaide) we took a walk along the esplanade and grabbed a gourmet, light burger for […]

Australia Day mini break

By Wendy Perry | February 24, 2012

It seems that we discovered a tradition of spending Australia Day at Horseshoe Bay, Port Elliot a little by accident as heaps of people, locals and those from Adelaide, go down there each year. I had looked at a couple of options for a mini break and booked a cute 4 bedroom house called the […]

Willunga Farmers Market has grown up

By Wendy Perry | March 25, 2011

Since the move to the sidewalk areas outside The Alma Hotel and Fino’s in Hill Street Willunga, as the market grew out of their original location, there have been quite a few changes. The new brand with the pitch fork logo, the introduction of the community membership scheme and the engagement of administration, book-keeping and […]

Cellar Door Wine Festival – cheers!

By Wendy Perry | February 28, 2011

There is a romanticism about wine, food and cellar door locations in South Australia that sometimes has me considering moving (or mini-breaking) to a regional location with beautiful views and growing my own produce or running a South Australian produce shop. So when I heard about South Australia’s First State Cellar Door Wine Festival in […]

Barossa Valley – Can we have it all plus a mini break?

By Wendy Perry | February 10, 2011

Regional Development Australia Barossa recently advertised a Thinking Barossa forum headed with a question, Can we have it all?With a title like that it piqued my interest in regional development so I booked in online and looked forward to making the drive out along the new Northern Expressway and through the valley. At late notice […]

Tour Down Under Trackside for Stage 5

By Wendy Perry | January 23, 2011

A kaleidoscope of lycra clad cyclists, media, entourage, sponsors, spectators and families lined the decorated streets of Willunga for the Jayco Stage 5 of the Tour Down Under (TDU) on Saturday 22.1.11. This stage started in McLaren Vale, through to Willunga, along Aldinga Road to the Esplanade at Aldinga Beach and Port Willunga, and then […]

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