Wednesday, 22 May 2013

About Our Bed and Breakfast

Many of our lovely guests ask us how we came to be the owners of Adeline Bed and Breakfast
Well this was a long cherished dream I was nursing in my" Last Life "for many years and always talked to fiends and colleagues about  my dream of opening the type of Bed and Breakfast that myself and my husband would love to stay at
It would have beautiful gardens to sit in luxuriously appointed rooms with all the added comforts like an open fire, comfy sofas to lounge in, large spa baths to soak away the stresses and cares of the world, a bedroom with beautiful bed linen thirsty towels and ,books ,magazines,DVDs to enjoy and some relaxing CD's to listen to. Breakfast would be a leisurely  affair with a choice of goodies  and there would be some extra little surprises to discover like home made biscuits or maybe even a home made apple tart to have for afternoon tea
Well Adeline came on the market in 2008 while we were overseas The Real estate agent contacted us  and we made a bid for the property but lost out to another buyer I did not loose heart and kept all the information on file saying to my poor mesmerized husband that it was meant for us and will come on the market again to which re replied Well what crystal ball have you been now looking at !!Well" Lo And Behold" as some wise man said we got a call about a month later saying that the sale had fallen through and would we be still interested We were successful second time around  and became the proud owners of Adeline.
The property had not been operating as a Bed and Breakfast for some time
It needed a total re refurbishment and  after 3 months of painting decorating and visiting every Antique shop for miles, Adeline was up and running
Then came the fun part, a website had to be created and learning all about the business of running a Bed and Breakfast commenced and is on going and never ending. But when something is your passion it does not seem like work and is all consuming and  constant challenge
 Learning  all about Google Analytic s , marketing and advertising is ongoing but the best part is looking forward to our  guests arrive, putting in all the goodies,like  fresh flowers and treats  to treat them as our very special guests for the duration of their stay at Adeline Bed and Breakfast       

Tuesday, 7 May 2013

Autumn Authors Writers Festival

There is something for everyone at this exciting event  happening throughout the month of May  and  this stunning Autumn weather we are enjoying here in the Dandenong Ranges
This coming weekend 11th May  The National Rhododendron Gardens is the chosen  venue to spend an afternoon with Andy Griffiths children's  author and storyteller  Enjoy his zany storytelling and learn some circus skills maybe write some poems under the trees in this  magical setting
Among other events on offer on  24th May  Skyhigh is the fabulous venue for canapes and sparkling wine while Shannon Bennett{Vue De Monde chef] shares his inspirational food experiences with us

Saturday, 21 April 2012

Yarra Valley Wineries Shortest Lunch
Sat23rd &Sun 24th June
Thirteen wineries trow open their doors for
the shortest weeknd of the year Details 97302800
Why not make a weekend of it and book a stay at Adeline
25minutes drive  to the Yarra Valley

Tuesday, 20 March 2012

What is on in the Dandenongs & Yarra Valley

Reap and Relish Festival Yarra Valley 
From April the 26th to April 29th the Yarra Valley will be showcasing its wines and produce
Stones of the  Yarra Valley will be hosting the grand opening  with its 5 course degustation dinner held in the historic barn restaurant There will be a myriad of events to attend from  a" Hop addiction masterclass" at Hrrgraves Hill Brewing company  to a Spit and Pig cider lunch  to live music  at Punt Road winery
Open Gardens
Autumn respellant and at her most majestic
The perfect time to visit the open gardens of the Dandenong Ranges
Among the the open gardens
Sherbrooke -Hillcrest
May 5th and 6th
Spectacular Autumn colour fromhuge oaks , beeches,maples and dogwoods with underplantings of fothergillas,brugmansia and disanthus
The perfect time come and stay  to spend a few days in our peaceful and relaxing Bed and Breakfast

Wednesday, 14 March 2012

The brown ducks are back

We have 3 brown ducks that visit us daily to be  fed. We have named them Christmas Easter and Thanksgiving  Only joking guys  The neighbors pond is where they normally reside When guests come they will sometimes escort them to their accommodation hoping for some food as a reward{,Customer service is part of their profile}
 We did have a pond on the property wen we bought it but but needed to re locate it which we have yet to get round to They go and sit where the pond used to be a gentle reminder to us to get on with it
Come summer they go off to have their babies which we never see and then come the Autumn they are back

Sunday, 19 February 2012

Autumn on its way

Summer is almost gone The days get shorter and the evenings cooler This is a lovely time of year in the Dandenong Ranges  Nice warm days and cool evenings The gardens still have lots of colour and are so nice to take a walk in and enjoy the variety of colours  People still taking short holidays  and weekend breaks so the Bed and Breakfast business is still  relatively busy which is nice As autumn draws in we are thinking of stocking up on the firewood to keep the open fires going so cozy in the evening to sit in front of with a glass of red