Saturday, October 17, 2009

Fresh air, family and fun

We've just spend a wonderful couple of days away from civilization with 2 of our kids.. the eldest and the youngest.. oh and our new pet bird.. Maggy.. she's a baby Magpie that fell out of a tree in our back yard, her brother never made the fall.. he's now deceased.. :( So we have been hand feeding Maggy and she is going from strength to strength.

Looking back over Lake Lilly toward the reception and the communal kitchen

First thing we did was go for a swim, that's Craig diving off the diving board. Jordi was great at it doing back flips and all sorts of tricks. Sami-Jo even braved it and jumped off.
The cabins are nice a neat with just a bathroom a queen bed bunks for the kids. With the little verandah over looking the lake it's just perfect. We were a bit disappointed that we didn't have our own kitchen but after going down to the communal kitchen and putting our food into the cool room we realized it was going to work out quite well. We were the only ones there except for 4 WWOOFer's (Willing workers on organic farms) so we had the outdoor kitchen to ourselves.
Hassana is an organic farm stay with cabins and permanent tents. They do individual, family or group bookings.. I would love to do a raw food weekend for a group. Will put it onto the Kitz Living Foods website when I organise it as it will be a weekend for anyone and everyone.. learning, sharing and enjoying fantastic raw food.
Activities include, swimming, canoeing, walking, Katapult (medieval game) farm tour of the organic vegetable garden, chickens (collecting eggs), paddocks etc.

On our way back to our cabin - the middle one on the hill

Craig sitting on the deck of the Sauna on Lake Lilly before breaky.

On Friday after breakfast we did a 10km round trip up the river in canoes to the Art Gallery at Murwillumbah for lunch. After getting our act together with the paddles it was a great morning. Fantastic scenery, great weather and good company all in a quite serene environment.
We tied the canoe's up under this bridge then walked to the Gallery

Walking up to the Art Gallery
That afternoon I rode one of the farm bikes down to Stockers Sidding to check out the local art shop which has beautiful local pottery, knitting, woodwork and handmade jewellery.
Then before dinner we went to have a look at the Glow Worms in an old disused railway tunnel at the end of the valley. It was a eary but beautiful place and the glow worms showed up really well just as it was getting dark.

Walking out of the tunnel

Old disused Wood and Stone house in the Valley

Maggy - Day 1

the Happy Campers!


1 comment:

  1. Hi Karen, just wondering where this place is to stay, looks like a great family hol. thanks Manda