Irish Food You Can Get in Australia

Are you an Irish living in Australia? If you are, then there must be loads of things you miss about Ireland. One that tops the list is the familiar foods that our Irish mates had grown up with. What’s great however is that you can find basically almost anything that comes from anywhere else in Australia, and that includes good Irish food!

One company that sells great Irish food in Australia is Taste Ireland. They import over 100 different brands and they sell wholesale, online, and you can find their products at Woolworths too. Now you can pamper yourself with the many Irish gift hampers you can find in Taste Ireland.

We are sharing with you some Irish food you can get in Australia.

  1. Guinness Draught – the world’s most famous creamy Irish stout and is a staple on many great Irish dishes. The creamy bitter Guinness also pairs well with beef.
  2. Traditional Black and White Pudding – an essential ingredient for that full Irish Breakfast and this one is based on the flavoursome Traditional Irish recipe.
  3. Traditional Irish Sausages – have rusk and seasoning for the real Irish taste. It’s ideal for the perfect Irish breakfast and is the closest thing to a Denny sausage this side of the world!
  4. Baked Irish Soda Bread – a tried and tested recipe that is a proven favourite that can be frozen and used on a rainy day.
  5. Cadbury Chocolate – Ireland’s favourite chocolate. Cadbury’s Dairymilk is a “Love Irish Food” Brand and every ½ pound of Cadbury Dairy Milk contains a glass and a half full of fresh Irish milk sourced from cows.
  6. TK Red Lemonade – the sparkling and fun lemonade treat for the kids and the whole family. TK has a wide range of flavours and adults associate it with childhood and know it as the original red lemonade.
  7. Lakeshore Wholegrain Guinness Mustard – this unique blend of Guinness Stout and mustard is excellent with protein-rich meats like roast beef, steaks and barbecue. It provides a subtle flavour to sauces and also adds taste to soups and stews.
  8. Erin Traditional Farmhouse Vegetable Soup – Erin is an iconic Irish food brand that is over 40 years old and is known for its range of excellent dry sauces, soups and vegetables. Enjoythe home made taste of delicious wholesome soups with Erin’s traditional soup. The company concocts their range of traditional soups using only the finest ingredients.
  9. Tayto crisps – Ireland’s No. 1 Crisp brand! Special blending of the choicest potatoes and the purest sunflower oil, seasoned in a delightful cheese and onion flavour. It’s the first and the tastiest cheese & onion flavoured crisps in the world.
  10. Barry’s Loose Leaf Tea – carefully blended by experts for over a century, it has a distinctively refreshing flavour and a bright golden colour. Barry’s is a “Love Irish Food” Brand.
  11. Tayto Bistro crisps – hand cooked gourmet crisps made with 100% sunflower oil and is suitable for vegetarians.
  12. Baileys – Baileys Original Irish Cream is crafted with care from fresh Irish cream, the finest spirits and Irish whiskey.
  13. Wolf Blass Brut Chardonnay Pinot Noir – A great dinner starter, Wolf Blass Red Label Premium Cuvée has had a long and distinguished history at major wine shows in the past. It contains a depth and complexity with refreshingly dry characters of stone fruit with soft yeast-derived toastiness and lasting minerality.
  14.   After Eight Mints – light and airy chocolate mints. It’s described as “mint enrobed in dark chocolate” and is intended, as the name suggests, to be used as after-dinner mints.
  15. Old Time Irish Coarse Cut Marmalade – made with the freshest fruit and utmost care in every part of the process. It’s the perfect preserve for that morning tea and toast.
  16. Boland Kimberley Biscuits – Kimberley is the legendary biscuit of the Emerald Isle, a gingery biscuit enclosing a marshmallow centre encrusted with sugar.
  17. Hellmanns Light Mayo Jar – half the calories and fat of Hellmann’s real mayonnaise but all of the rich, creamy taste. Prepared with 100% certified cage-free eggs and 3.5g fat per serving, it’s also a good source of Omega 3 ALA.
  18. The Scullery Corn Relish – a unique taste – sharp as a tack yet smooth and velvety.  It’s the ultimate comfort food that is low in fat, has no cholesterol or salt, additives, preservatives or MSG, only natural ingredients and spices that increases metabolism which aids in weight loss.
  19. Club Orange – the first orange fruit juice to come on the market. Oliver Grace was the man who made it. Club Orange is a “Love Irish Food” Brand.
  20. Barry’s Irish Breakfast Tea – a subtle  blend for relaxed people who enjoy life and good company. It has a flavour so refreshing you can taste the difference.

For more information on Taste Ireland visit www.tasteireland.com.au.

World Spiritual University

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The Hunter Valley is gaining ground as a fantastic place for healing relaxation with high-end destinations such as Golden Door offering a wonderful day spa getaway.

Co-founder of the World Spiritual University, Adam Frontier, recently visited the Hunter Valley and expressed an interest in finding some accommodation-style campus space to begin running some of their courses.

“We’re pretty much looking for a campus space either in the hinterland behind Byron Bay, or somewhere a bit more convenient to Sydney which makes the Hunter Valley very attractive,” he said.

For more info click here to check out the World Spiritual University

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SharePoint Sydney

Technology is constantly evolving and creating new ways of making our lives easier. It invents new manners to keep us connected, sharing moments, interests and opinions. Social media, for instance, puts you one click away from telling all your friends and acquaintances everything about you: places you’ve been, songs you like, friends you share with others and pictures that represent who you are. And that might be the reason why Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Pinterest, etc, are so popular. It’s easy to use and to connect with whom you want to.

But then it’s time to go to work and you feel like you went back in time. Never ending structures, mandatory authorizations from different sectors and levels for almost every task you have to do and hundreds of emails in your mailbox every day, which reflects a great difficulty of communicating with co-workers and sharing and updating files. These cause people to spend most of their time undertaking trivial time-consuming activities that prevent them from getting the real work done. And the best thing is you don’t have to be a developer to be able to use it.

SharePoint development is a collaboration software designed by Microsoft that helps, sharing, updating and archiving company files, managing projects, costs and risks and connecting people. More effectively used in organizations with more than 30 employees, it allows users to work together and share and update documents online without having to store several different versions. They can even work on the same document simultaneously as well as upload files straight from Microsoft Office.

Archiving files is simple and if done correctly employees will be able to find files with hardly any effort. Users can choose to file documents under a folder or use tags to organize under themes. They can use multiple values, which mean it’s possible to use more than one tag to identify files in SharePoint 2013, something that could not be done in previous versions.

But with all those features companies might perceive as undesirable providing their employees unlimited access to all files, which could not be the best scenario if there are confidential, documents that cannot be seen by everyone. And that’s why it allows you to choose who has permission to see and modify documents. It’s possible to select certain members, areas or even groups of people working on a project together. The system is user-friendly software that will improve efficiency in your workplace if it’s correctly developed and customised to satisfy your company needs.

For more information on development of SharePoint in Sydney, Melbourne or Brisbane visit www.webvine.com.au.

New Anti-Ageing Clinic in Sydney

The Hunter Valley is not so much a retirement region that it’s called “God’s Waiting Room” like Port Macquarie is. Nevertheless it’s good to know that a new clinic just opened in Chatswood is not much more than an hour down the highway when you want a bit of rejuvenation. CATHERINE BLUM reports …

Doctors are always mentioning how important it is to maintain a healthy lifestyle to live a better, longer life. Eating well and exercising your body and mind are the most basic – yet essential – recommendations they give to their patients. But we often get caught up in our busy lives, working, taking care of our families and worrying about a million other things that sometimes we forget to take good care of our health. And it’s only when we notice some changes or problems that we decide to take a closer look to what’s going on in our bodies.
Besides, it’s not only general health people should be conscious of. Sexual and reproductive health is also a great deal of concern in people’s lives, either because there is something to worry about or because they want to safely prevent or start a new family. And that is what Clinic 66 (previously known as Gynaecare) does: it provides quality treatment so people will have one less thing to be troubled about.
Clinic 66 is a private sexual and reproductive health centre located in Chatswood that offers services for women and men without them necessarily needing a referral. The centre has several experienced and competent doctors who have seen and are able to deal with all sorts of situations. Regarding women’s health they offer services in gynaecology, treating menopause and menstrual problems, pap tests, and also anti-ageing treatments. Regarding men’s health, services include erectile dysfunction treatments, vasectomy, STD/STI screenings, as well as anti-ageing treatments.
The clinic also offers services in family planning and sexual health for both men and women. Family planning involves dealing with quite a few topics, including unplanned pregnancies, counselling on contraception methods (temporary or permanent), birth control and fertility and infertility treatments. Sexual health comprises services in identifying and treating Chlamydia, STI/STD screenings, HPV and Hepatitis B counselling and immunisation and Herpes screening.
So regardless of age, gender or sexual preferences, the importance of doing regular checkups and being aware of your body can’t be stressed enough, as this can help discovering diseases at an early stage, improving the chances of longevity.

For more info click on this link: Anti-Ageing Clinic Sydney

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Furniture Stores in Sydney

Being based in the Hunter Valley, furniture store options can be quite thin on the ground so the simple fact is – when shopping for furniture we go into the big smoke as delivery to the Hunter Valley, while a bit expensive, is essential when we’re seeking that must-have exclusive item.

Recently we were shopping around to fit out a new premises and this is what we purchased:

Dining Table – we picked it up from Habitat Furniture in Hurlstone Park on the outer edge of Sydney’s inner west. Owners Poppy and Con pride themselves on offering only Australian-made furniture at affordable prices – knowing our eight-seater dining table was locally made in Sydney thereby supporting Australian craftspeople and their families, plus was less expensive than many upmarket imports, felt very good indeed. Habitat Furniture, 36-38 Canterbury Rd, Hurlstone Park, cnr Crinan St. Ph (02) 9558 4811.

Lounge Suite – being a new premises we decided to go with the Jasper lounge suite from King Furniture in Annandale – consultant Irene Lujan was very helpful explaining the different configurations we could have – in fact she was outright patient! Hand-crafted furniture at the cutting edge of modern furniture design is what King Furniture specialise in and their fabrics and leather reflect the latest trends and the best of tradition – their Jasper suite has set off the lounge brilliantly giving it a contemporary feel. King Furniture, 61 Parramatta Rd, Annandale. Ph (02) 9516 5466.

Bookshelf – in the end there was a bookshelf we simply had to have as it reflected luxury and sophistication from every angle. It was from Milano Furniture in Ashfield, Sydney. For such an intimidating venue, director Maria Tezel was very relaxed and welcoming. The ‘Set System’ by designer Pinuccio Borgonovo can also be used as a room divider which was perfect for us, while still allowing the TV, the element which strongly features in any lounge room, to be perfectly useable by both sides of the composition – in fact we have a remote that causes the TV to silently slide from one room to another. Milano Sydney, 140 Parramatta Rd, Ashfield. Ph (02) 9799 5499.

Entertainment Unit – For a long time we considered a sleek entertainment unit from SydneySider Media Furniture in Stanmore. Yes our research truly was two days purely in the inner west of Sydney! Handmade in Sydney and shown to us by George Karatzis, we loved the elegance and futuristic tone of SydneySider’s items. Square edge panels, subtle semantics and proportionate symmetry are just part of the aesthetic cues that inspired us. 22-28 Parramatta Rd, Stanmore. Ph (02) 9557 8713.

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Blue Mountains Tours From Sydney

Our mate Sally Bray who operates Aussie Farmstays run these Blue Mountains tours from Sydney:

Four Day Venture West Tour

This is an all Australian adventure ecotour with something for everyone, discovering the nature, culture and history of rural New South Wales. There’s the opportunity to touch and feed Australian native animals, koalas and kangaroos. You can sample local wine and food, visit historic villages and museums,  explore underground limestone caves, and enjoy the attractions of the Blue Mountains.

Optional horse riding in the Blue Mountains provides a unique opportunity to experience its natural beauty or can be substituted with a bushwalk.

Accommodation on tour includes holiday cabins in the Blue Mountains and an historic country pub in Mudgee and most enjoyed is a farmstay camp where you will be treated to the hospitality of the local farmers.

Two Day Jenolan Caves Tour

There’s more at Jenolan Caves than can possibly be appreciated on a day tour, and this two day trip allows for an extended visit. As well as visiting a wildlife park and completing at least one guided cave tour, visitors can complete the self guided tour of the Devil’s Coachhouse and area, explore the scenery around the caves or buy more guided caves tours.

Spend the night in historic Caves  House and take a morning stroll around the area. Then visitors spend the rest of the second day enjoying Blue Mountains attractions including an optional horse ride.

Two Day Happy Farm Tour

Designed especially for visitors from China this tour is accompanied by a Mandarin guide as well as a local guide. It starts with a visit to a wildlife park the meet the koalas and kangaroos and visits the beautiful Mount Tomah Botanic Gardens in the Blue Mountains.  Continuing over the Mountains to Bathurst a traditional mixed farm is the night’s accommodation and entertainment.

Barcoo’s Barn in Bathurst has sheep, cattle, chickens, dogs, horses and everything you expect on a farm!  In the morning visitors can collect the eggs, maybe feed the lambs before heading back to the Blue Mountains to explore the attractions.

Blue Mountains Day Tours

Spend the day on a personalised guided discovery of the Blue Mountains and all it has to offer.  Tours can include any parts of the Blue Mountains that visitors choose, but favourites include visiting a wildlife park, riding the world’s steepest railway into the Jamison Valley at Scenic World and discovering Aboriginal dance, music and culture at the Waradah Centre.

The opportunity for appreciating natural scenic wonders is unlimited in the Blue Mountains, there are many lookouts, waterfalls and iconic rock formations in the valleys which are outstanding and world renowned. Visitors can choose to go horse riding or bush walking in this natural beauty.

Q. What’s the best way to get to the Blue Mountains from the Hunter Valley?

The stumbling block is the Wollemi National Park, which sits like a giant green slime between the two regions. From Singleton take the (very pretty) Putty Road which skirts the world heritage Wollemi National Park to Windsor which is at the doorstep of the Blue Mountains.

To find out more about Sally’s Blue Mountains tours click this link: Blue Mountains Tours

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Pure Linen Sheets

Simply Linen Classic bed 800 pxLinen is a fabric made from the fibres of the flax plant. It has been grown for thousands of years and is one of the world’s oldest fabrics. Its durability makes it perfectly suited for bed and bath fabrics, table coverings and napkins, curtains, garments and other household materials. It is highly absorbent and far more durable than other fabrics.

Linen is a versatile fabric for home and business use. It is an important piece in the hospitality industry. Hotels are remembered for the quality, cleanliness and comfort their rooms provide their customers – from beds and linen sheets to towels and robes. I know you would agree with me when I say that one of the best parts in staying at a nice hotel is the bed. We usually look forward to getting into those clean, crisp, perfectly-made sheets that are so comfortably relaxing – pure bliss!

In restaurants, the napkins, tablecloths and banquet linens are also as important as the service and quality of food they offer.

A very vibrant company, Simply Linen is a business that offers a wide array of products of pure linens online in Australia.

Simply Linen’s collection boasts of elegance. It is chic, yet highly functional. Their collection include soft white pure linen bed and table linen, pure linen flat sheets, fitted sheets, pillowslips and duvet covers. They also have pure linen tablecloths, napkins, placemats and table runners. You can choose from their classic collection which features hand drawn threadwork finishing, or the easy care contempo collection which has a no fuss tailored finish.

In addition to bed and table linen they also offer hand worked monogramming for a personal touch and a refined selection of gift items, including the scented cinnamon sticks that will surely infuse your homes with a delightful scent.

Peta Drake is the Executive Director of Simply Linen. Her love for textiles which she inherited from her grandmother inspired her to open her pure linen line.

Simply Linen is available only online and as Peta puts it, “The beauty of the online shop is that customers need not leave the comfort of home to enjoy our collections (no more arduous car journeys!), they simply make their selections from the online shop and it arrives at their doorstop within a few days.”

How great would it be to create that five star luxury feel in your own home just by using pure linens! Aside from luxury and comfort, it is an investment as it can last up to many many years. Grab yours and feel the difference!

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Accommodation in the Loire Valley

Planning to visit the Loire Valley? Here’s some accommodation to consider when you’re planning a holiday in this magnificent region.

HOTELS
La MirandeLa Mirande
Step into history with class and style at La Mirande. It is centrally located in Avignon, steps from Avignon Cathedral and Place de l’Horloge. This 5-star hotel is within close proximity of Palais des Papes and Musee du Petit Palais. Stay here and experience the wonderful atmosphere with their beautiful gardens. Sample some of the best gastronomic delights in the hotel’s restaurant that features a bar and a garden view.

 

Cour des LogesCour des Loges
With a stay at Cour des Loges, you’ll be centrally located in Lyon, steps from Lyon History Museum and Lyon Courthouse. This 5-star hotel is within close proximity of Guignol Theater and St. Jean Cathedral. Set in a former Jesuit college, the Cour Des Loges hotel combines Renaissance-style architecture with contemporary decor. The hotel’s glass-roofed courtyard houses a restaurant with hand-painted frescoes, modern artworks and lifts up to three towers.

Chateau EzaChateau Eza
Located in Eze, Chateau Eza is near the sea and close to Galimard Perfumerie, Villa Kerylos, and Exotic Garden. Nearby points of interest also include Villa Ephrussi and Prince’s Palace. The recently renovated 5 star hotel Chateau Eza offers the highest standard of comfort in a quiet and cozy environment. The hotel is housed in a castle of stone on a narrow cobblestone street, too small to be reached by car. Upon your arrival look for the Relais which houses their donkeys at the bottom of the village. The walk (light hike) up through this village full of history is the best way to discover its charm and secrets.

Grand Hotel La Cloche Dijon - MGallery CollectionGrand Hotel La Cloche Dijon – MGallery Collection
Situated in Dijon, Sofitel Dijon La Cloche is in the historical district and minutes from Darcy Square and Dijon Cathedral. This 5-star hotel is within close proximity of Church of Notre Dame and Palace of the Dukes. Overlooking the capital of the Duchy of Burgundy, the Grand Hôtel De La Cloche de Dijon boasts an unbeatable view over the prestigious Place Darcy and its stunning square. This Hausmann-style building, which is a subtle mixture of sophistication and cozy, is a page out of history and has welcomed prominent world figures since the 15th century. Its luxurious refined decor and timeless interior garden captivate everyone who climbs the steps to enter this 5-star establishment.

L Hermitage (2)L’Hermitage Gantois, Autograph Collection
This city-center property is located in Lille, close to Musee des Beaux-Arts, Place Rihour, and Grand Place de Lille. This five-star hotel creates enchanting, harmonious spaces by complementing its rich architectural heritage with refined ultra-modernism. One of the four courtyards is home to a 220-year-old wisteria that’s been declared a historic monument.

 

APARTMENTS
Residence Les Chalets D’ArrondazResidence Les Chalets D’Arrondaz
Located in Modane, you’ll be within the region of Bardonecchia Ski Resort and Val Thorens Ski Resort. This ski chalet is within the region of Col du Telegraphe and Les Menuires Ski Resort. It is within easy reach of Frejus Road Tunnel and winter sports like snowshoeing and ice skating. Other attractions in the area include Aussois en Vanoise.

 

Clos de La RichaudièreClos de La Richaudière
Set on a 5-hectare property, these villas are a 5-minute drive from La Brenne Natural Park. They offer free Wi-Fi access, an indoor, heated swimming pool and a fitness room. All the spacious villas at Clos de la Richaudière feature a terrace and a seating area with a sofa, a DVD player and a TV with satellite channels. This property includes a games room where guests can play billiards, baby-foot and table tennis. A children’s playground and a library are also available.

Cabane Perchée La ChouanniereCabane Perchée La Chouanniere
Cabane Perchée La Chouanniere is just a 5-minute drive from the centre of Brion and 30 km from Château de Saumur. The treehouse at La Chouanniere is set in the large garden and offers a private terrace with views of the surrounding countryside. It is composed of a main living area with a kitchenette and a separate sleeping area. A continental breakfast is available every morning in this 16th-century bed and breakfast. Bourgueil and Chinon wine villages are both a 25-minute drive away.

Gîtes Le MousseauGîtes Le Mousseau
Set in a 19th-century country house surrounded by 75 hectares of greenery, Le Mousseau offers self-catering apartments in the village of Chaumont-sur-Tharonne. La Ferté Saint-Aubin with its famous château is 15 km away. Featuring exposed wooden beams and red brick walls, all of the apartments include a kitchen. Guests can visit Château de Chambord 37 km away, go fishing to the nearby pond, hiking or cycling. A 27-hole golf course is just a 10-minute drive from Le Mousseau.

Le BerryLe Berry
This beautiful cottage is set in idyllic quiet private estate of the owner. In total there are three houses in this area. The cottage is spacious and tastefully decorated. As a guest you have a large private garden with terrace, pool and garden furniture.

 

GUESTHOUSES
Villa MonticelliVilla Monticelli
Situated in the heart of the bourgeoisie 8th district, their guesthouse is surrounded by mansions, embassies, parks and greenery. A very warm welcome awaits you at Villa Monticelli in Marseille. Incorporating Tuscan style with 1930’s charm, this lovely accommodation is ideally situated in the calm and beautiful 8th district; Saint Giniez, close to the Bagatelle garden and only a few minutes from the Prado beaches.

Les IrisLes Iris
Les Iris is situated in the heart of the Loire valley. It is just twenty to thirty minutes’ drive to almost all the major chateaux including the Beauval Zoo. The general atmosphere at Les Iris is peaceful, friendly, and scenic.

 

 

Le Lis Casa BlancaLe Lis Casa Blanca
Le Lis Casa Blanca in Montpellier invites you to discover a haven of peace and tranquility. Whether you are planning your vacation, Le Lis Casa Blanca is ideally located five minutes by car close to the centre of Montpellier and the train station, only fifteen minutes from the airport and the Mediterranean sea is only twenty minutes by car. This is a place to visit, to relax and just to escape. Le Lis Casa Blanca whose name comes from the lily flower is the place of mystical powers. Their guesthouse units are the perfect combination of simplicity and elegance creating a gentle and relaxing atmosphere. The patio with its vegetation is a perfect place for relaxing, reading and sun bathing.

Au Bon AccueilAu Bon Accueil
Au Bon Accueil is situated just thirteen minutes by car from the world heritage site of Mont St Michel and thirty minutes from the fabulous walled City of Corsairs – St Malo. The nearest beach is five minutes away. There is free transport to and from Mont St. Michel every day and a free pick up and drop off for guests arriving by train or bus. Breakfast is included in the room price.

 

Le Vieux Moulin de SillyLe Vieux Moulin de Silly
Just a short distance from Paris Beauvais, guest house Le Vieux Moulin de Silly enjoys a picturesque setting amid 1.5 hectares of beautiful parkland. The only sound to disturb you here at Le Vieux Moulin de Silly will be the song of the birds in the garden. A stony creek flows through the whole property with two waterfalls, and you can find a variety of rosebushes throughout the grounds.

 

INNS
La Riviera LimousineLa Riviera Limousine
La Riviéra Limousine is located in the medieval village of Beaulieu-sur-Dordogne, near the River Dordogne. The environmentally-friendly property has a games room, sports area and an outdoor swimming pool with a slide, situated 500 metres away. Guests can enjoy hiking and cycling in the surrounding countryside and archery and climbing are also available. Children can enjoy a playground and separate pool.

 

LagrangetteLagrangette
Situated in Velleron, Hostellerie La Grangette is in a rural location and area attractions include Provence Country Club, Santon Museum, and Fontaine-de-Vaucluse Springs. Additional area attractions include Museum of the Resistance. This guest house is 3.2 km from the centre of Saint-Salvy. It offers a 1-hectare garden, a swimming pool and a wellness room with a sauna, a hot tub and an elliptical trainer.

 

Auberge FerayolaAuberge Ferayola
Auberge Ferayola is situated a 3-minute drive from l’Argentella beach. It offers a self-catering cottage and rooms with views of the sea or the surrounding forest. Guests have free access to a tennis court and an outdoor swimming pool. You’ll be by the sea and within the region of Girolata Beach and Calvi Beach. This inn is within the region of Scandola Nature Reserve and Eglise Ste-Marie-Majeure.

 

Auberge de CatherineAuberge de Catherine
Perched 1500 metres high, in a typical village of the Hautes-Alpes, Auberge De Catherine combines mountain air and nature to guarantee you a restful stay. Located next to the ski area of Serre Chevalier, Puy Saint Pierre is the ideal place to stay if what you are looking for is a ski haven. In the summer, the mountains will make a great setting for breath-taking hikes and other outdoor activities and sports. This inn is within the region of Col d’Arsine.

 

Mas PaulineMas Pauline
With a panoramic view of the Mediterranean Sea and the Albères Mountains, Mas Pauline is located 9 km from the centre of Céret. It offers a relaxation area with an outdoor swimming pool, a sauna, hot tub and fitness centre. Mas Pauline is a working farm, which has several farm animals and is within the region of Gorges de la Fou.

 

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Rubbish Removal Sydney

doylebrosEvery household and office generates a great amount of rubbish daily which can be very unsafe for people and family triggering diseases, add to that the dangers it causes to our habitat. Waste management is a process that is generally undertaken to diminish the effect of wastes on health and the environment. Of course clearing waste is not that easy, but the good thing is there are professional removal and disposal services that will do just that for us!

In Sydney, there are rubbish removal businesses that offer services as required by local laws. But with several companies emerging and offering this kind of services, finding the best one to trust can be difficult. Make sure you find out more about a company before getting their services.

One of the more relevant issues is to know where a company takes your junk and what they do to it. A good service provider knows how to dispose of wastes correctly by segregating biodegradable and non-biodegradable, and then transporting it to the proper channels.

When it comes to environment protection, proper recycling of waste material is essential. Recycling is a very important aspect to consider and involves conscientious support from rubbish removal companies. A good company will offer recycling services after collection and help in its reuse; and know how to sort, separate and process junk into reusable resources.

Experience is also important. For a good outcome, look for an experienced company that has the proper tools and equipments needed for collection of materials and have experienced staff that know what they are doing.

One name to trust in this trade is the Doyles Bros. Doyle Bros is an Australian, family-owned and operated company with over 20 years experience providing Sydney with cost-effective waste management and recycling solutions in both the commercial and industrial spheres.

Nowadays, rubbish removal companies have a significant role in saving us and the environment from negative effects caused by growing junk. Some have perfected the art of rubbish removal, helping us go on with our busy lives and not worry about how to dispose our wastes. It’s easy, fast and effective!

 

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20 Great Places To Stay in Christchurch, New Zealand

Christchurch is listed as one of the top 10 cities to visit as stated by the Lonely Planet. Dubbed  the “Garden City”, it continues to be a dynamic world of natural wonders. Here’s a list of where to stay when you are in Christchurch.

A Nest on Mt Pleasant
This bed and breakfast is a unique, fully self-contained home with all the service and friendly, personal hospitality of a homestay. The Nest is set in native bush and built on three levels with extensive decking and expansive views of estuary, sea and mountains.

Arthur’s Court Motor Lodge
Arthur’s Court is Qualmark 5 star and Enviro Gold rated, close to the heart of the Christchurch, with a commitment to provide the best guest experience possible. It has maintained its elegance, luxury and quality since it started.

CentrePoint on Colombo
CentrePoint on Colombo is the closest luxury motel to the city centre with excellent value. It is just a short walk to all areas of central Christchurch. It is located in an uncongested part of central Christchurch so that all areas of the city are accessible within a 20-minute drive.

Clearview Lodge
Relax at Clearview Lodge, 5 star Bed and Breakfast vineyard accommodations that are just 10 minutes to Airport and 15 minutes to the city. Wake to the peaceful sounds of bellbirds and enjoy their ever changing garden – the green of spring, fruits of summer and autumn and magic of autumn leaves.

Dyers House
A luxury boutique accommodation, Dyers House was built a century ago and was one of the first houses on the hill. It offers luxury accommodation, yet retains its original charm and personality. Overlooking the city and Canterbury Plains, Dyers House has spectacular panoramic views from the Southern Alps to the sea.

Heartland Hotel Cotswold
A warm and welcoming hotel located just minutes’ walk from the Christchurch Casino, boutique shopping and only a 15-minute drive from Christchurch International Airport. The hotel itself is full of character with its distinctive Tudor-style architecture that reflects Christchurch’s image as the most English of cities outside England.

Jailhouse Accommodation
Jailhouse Accommodation is Christchurch’s award-winning backpacker hostel. It is set in the historic former Addington Prison. It is the current author’s pick for Christchurch in Lonely Planet and Rough Guide, and winner of numerous hostel awards. Jailhouse Accommodation offers you the chance to experience something different.

Kaituna Homestead
Kaituna Homestead is a perfect country cottage that is modernized and distinctive. It’s a peaceful and luxurious setting in the middle of a beautiful valley. A 45-minute drive from Christchurch and is a great starting or ending destination for a South Island holiday.

Otahuna Lodge
Otahuna Lodge is a Victorian mansion that offers its guests a unique sense of wonder and discovery. Situated at the base of the Banks Peninsula, Otahuna Lodge is only 30 minutes’ drive from Christchurch airport and the city centre, making it the ideal place from which to explore Canterbury.

Parkview on Hagley
A luxurious studio hotel suite accommodation that is located at the green heart of Christchurch, beautiful Hagley Park. Enjoy the ever-changing outlook, as spring daffodils, cherry blossom and brilliant autumn colors each in turn grace this much-loved Christchurch icon.

Peppers Clearwater Resort
Located just 7m inutes from Christchurch airport, this resort accommodation has a stunning waterfront set within beautiful grounds and surrounded by clear shimmering lakes and water ways that follow the fairways of the championship golf course.

Petes Farm Stay B&B
Enjoy great views of the mountains and countryside from this accomodation. It is close to Christchurch on the North Canterbury Plains of New Zealand’s South Island and is just 25 minutes from Christchurch Airport and City centre. It is minutes away from local golf course, nature walks, horse riding and beach.

Stoneleigh Lodge
This French chateau-style lodge stands on twenty acres of landscaped grounds complete with three lakes. It is situated in the heart of Canterbury’s prestigious lifestyle belt. Just a 20-minute drive from the city & international airport, this luxury estate has ready access to the city and to the world. They offer an elegant and welcoming haven for you where you can enjoy the highest standards of hospitality and comfort.

Tangley on Clyde
A warm welcome awaits you at Tangley on Clyde, a boutique bed and breakfast with the elegance of a bygone era. This charmingly renovated Edwardian home is close to city centre, International Airport, university, restaurants, cafes, golf courses and shops. Tangley offers a unique experience for accommodation and has a reputation for making guests feel at home.

Terrace Downs
It is a 50-minute scenic drive through the Canterbury foothills from Christchurch International Airport. Terrace Downs Resort offers an ideal ‘getting away from it all’ destination close to Mt Hutt Ski field and Methven. Witness majestic sceneries and experience a warm hospitality.

The Chateau On The Park
The Chateau on the Park is a unique escape nestled in 5 acres of beautiful, tranquil gardens located opposite picturesque Hagley Park offering 192 accommodation rooms. It is your world away from the stresses of daily life. It is centrally located to the city, airport and Riccarton.

The Classic Villa Luxury Boutique Hotel

The Classic Villa is an Italian style historic home that has been renovated and tastefully refurbished into one of the finest 5 Star boutique hotel accommodations in Christchurch, New Zealand. It is located on Worcester Blvd and is only steps away from the Arts Centre & markets, art gallery, museum, botanical gardens, Cathedral Square, tram, golf course, theaters, restaurants, cafes & city shopping.

The George Hotel
A 5 star luxury boutique hotel, The George is located in the heart of Christchurch overlooking the picturesque Hagley Park and river Avon. A peaceful retreat with an intimate ambiance is guaranteed at The George. It is the only Christchurch Hotel with a one-to-one staff to guest ratio with its focus on luxury.

The Old Countryhouse Backpackers
Stay at the Old Countryhouse and escape the hustle from the moment you step through the garden gate. It is a multi-award winning backpacker hostel in Christchurch created by travelers for travelers. Take a walk along the garden path to one of the charming colonial villas with polished wooden floors and hand-made native timber furniture.

40 THORNYCROFT STREET BED & BREAKFAST
It is conveniently located 6 minutes from the Christchurch International Airport and 8 minutes to the city centre. Set in an attractive established garden with an enticing courtyard for you to relax in at any time of the day. It is also is a smoke-free environment.

Christchurch-based Paul Keung is a writer, adventurer, businessman, property investor and philanthropist. Follow him on twitter: twitter.com/paulkeung