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New Normanville Art

On a recent visit to the town of Normanville on the western side of the Fleurieu Peninsula in South Australia, I was able to find some recently created street art. These were completed in September 2020 and are another example of local artists being used to brighten up spaces by painting scenes of the region.

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Buy Gifts that Support Small Businesses this Christmas

It’s usually a struggle to think about buying Christmas presents right? Well this year I have a couple of ideas for quality gifts (or something for yourself) that will help out small businesses and be well received by the men, women and children in your lives. There are also some perfect gifts for the caravan traveller with t-shirts being a summer wardrobe staple piece and some gorgeous earrings that don’t take up much space but add a bit of difference to your holiday outfits. The beauty is that these products can be bought online and delivered right to your door too, so there’s no need to visit crowded shops, but make sure to buy early to guarantee delivery in time for Christmas.

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New Top 4 to visit in McLaren Vale (and 1 old favourite)

There are more than 70 cellar doors to visit in the McLaren Vale wine region of South Australia as well as distilleries and craft breweries so on a recent stay in the area we decided to try venues that we hadn’t visited before. These are my latest top 4 and the reasons why.

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McLaren Vale Lakeside Caravan Park

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You know it’s going to be a great stay in a caravan park when it begins with winning a bottle of wine. We were staying at the McLaren Vale Lakeside Caravan Park and the husband has taken a lucky guess in a competition which saw him win a bottle of Ekhidna Wines Shiraz from one of the local wineries (and one of our favourites) in this southern vales wine region of South Australia.

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Islanders Tavern ~ Hindmarsh Island

I have to start this with, if you’re an indecisive person, then you are really going to struggle at this restaurant. I’ll explain this later but first to where you’ll find this delicious dining experience with water views in South Australia.

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NAIDOC Week 2020

NAIDOC week this year is November 8-15 and it’s a week to celebrate the history, culture and achievements of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples, with this year’s  theme being:

Always Was, Always Will Be.

These words recognise that First Nations people have lived and cared for this continent for more than 65,000 years.  It acknowledges their spiritual and cultural connection to the country and celebrates that Australia’s story didn’t begin with European arrivals and contact.

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