Monday, 19 November 2007


Time seems to have flown by as it only can in the last 3 months leading up to the chaos and fun of Christmas activity and here we are in mid November already!
All of us here at the café have been getting back into the swing of ‘wedding season’, with a wedding almost every weekend to keep us busy!
The early warm weather promises that we should have a long warm summer ahead of us, which is perfect for wandering along the beach and around the grounds of the Homestead with the kids and soaking up the summer sun.
Thank you to those who came down and joined in all the festivities of Children's week with us, Jo and I had an amazing day and it was wonderful to see so many Crias attend the day. We certainly hope you had a great time and enjoyed the treasure hunt and looking at the amazing Vintage cars that were here courtesy of Hillmans Car Club.
Jo and I would like to say a huge thanks to Kayla, who helped out on the day on Alpaca Duty, Indiana, who very cheerfully manned the Chook pen point on the Treasure hunt and Gryffin who very politely helped the Book Fairy with the colouring in sheets and the scratch and sniff stickers! We would also like to say a very big thanks to all of the Café staff, Paulo, David and Sharon who manned the café and took care of everyone who went into the café for a bite to eat. Both Jo and I love Christmas and have an exciting Christmas Event in the works to wish all of our customers, regular and new a very Merry Christmas! We promise to keep you updated on this as we iron out the details.
Just a small reminder to you all that as you wander the grounds, please do be on the look out for snakes, we have seen one, it was headed very quickly in the opposite direction to us, but they are on the move and while they are keen to avoid people, we do ask that you watch carefully in the grassier areas. Enjoy the sunshine guys and remember if there is anything we can do for you, just ask!


Stuarts Pick of The Month for November is…”Confessions of and Heiress” by Paris Hilton.
I know, I know, there were those of us who were stunned that young Paris could write a book, I mean seriously, who among us knew she could even read! It was, of course, of no surprise to Stuart that Paris Hilton, heiress to the Hilton fortune, professional party goer and all round bad girl would release a premature autobiography on her fabulously exciting life.
Who wouldn't, given the fact that she is constantly surrounded by B grade celebrities, has a father with more money than god, spends a great deal of her time being photographed without underwear and is renowned, as they say, for going to the opening of an envelope….oh the juicy stories we all hoped she would divulge…
Alas, rather than getting a gossip fest the trashiest tabloids would drool over, we instead were relegated with tips and tricks on how to be the perfect heiress. Of course there are SO many lost little heiresses out there who are just desperate for guidance on how to behave in a manner fit for their station! Perhaps the most helpful bit of advice young Paris espouses in her (complete waste of paper can you believe trees died for this..) book is for aspiring heiresses to “always act like you are wearing an invisible crown, I do and it has always worked for me…” One has to wonder how well that worked for her in prison.
Still at least, being invisible and all the other inmates couldn't steal it from her and maim her with it! (Now there is a book I would love to read)
Stuart was so derangedly bored with this piece of trash he has failed to revive himself enough to even give it a skull rating...


TYES USELESS INFORMATION! I SWEAR ITS TRUE…. – 4000 people are injured by teapots every year. – A toothpick is the object most choked on by Americans. – In every deck of cards the King of Hearts is sticking his sword through his head, which is why he is often called the suicide king. – It takes a plastic container 50,000 years to start decomposing. – Kleenex tissues were originally used as filters in gas masks.

Staff Update!

We have 2 new staff members on board to introduce you too this month!
April has joined us for a regular Saturday shift and is also filling in on some Sundays. April is a very efficient and cheerful addition to our staff here at the café!
We would also like to welcome Sharon who had her first shift with us on Childrens day and was filling in for us everysecond Sunday. I say was, as Sharon has very badly injured her elbow and wont be joining us again for a while, but we certainly hope she gets better very soon, and want to welcome her on board...when she gets back!
As always, all of our staff are here to help you, so don't hesitate to tell them what you need.