Paradise has a name ... Riverbend


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Sunday, May 25, 2014

The Fish Whisperer is back!


The Clyde River had twelve months to recover from the Fish Whisperer's last onslaught and so, right on cue, on their first day back on the river, the "Whisperer" and trusty helper Carmel returned with a whopper of a jewfish and two smaller flatheads.

Well, Laurie and Carmel, you sure won't go hungry while staying at "Riverbend" Cottage.

And thanks for showing me how to drop the cutting deck on my ride-on mower, Laurie! Remove just five cotter pins, do a bit of rockin'n'rollin', and it is off! Why did I pay all those mechanics?

Give a man a fish and you feed him for a day; teach him how to remove the cutting deck from his ride-on and he'll do all his mower repairs for the rest of his life ☺


Monday, May 19, 2014

Hit the snooze button in the "Clubhouse"


There is no better way to spend a lazy afternoon than to hit the snooze button on the day-bed in the "Clubhouse".

Read a book, read the writing on the wall ...

... or just close your eyes and dream of staying at "Riverbend" Cottage forever!


Sunday, May 18, 2014

Next time you speed across Nelligen Bridge, don't!


Instead, give us a friendly wave! We are where the yellow "x" is placed on the photograph (click on image to enlarge). If you see us waving back, call in for a cuppa and check out "Riverbend" Cottage for your next holiday at the coast.


Monday, May 12, 2014

Riverbend's COFFEE CLUB


Riverbend's COFFEE CLUB is al fresco, DIY, and completely FREE, so step inside for a bottomless cup of coffee, tea or hot chocolate and a bikkie or two.



If you're lucky, Padma will bring you some of her rightly famous bread-and-butter pudding (see below) or, if you're luckier still, a piece of her even more famous baked German cheese cake.



If you really get her started, she'll make you a 'pick me up' cake - or tiramisu, if you speak Italian - but for her to stand in the kitchen a whole day to make it, it would have to be a very special occasion such as your birthday or your wedding anniversary.


Sunday, May 11, 2014

We've made your (massage) bed ...


So you can lie on it to get the best Balinese massage this side of Sydney.

Lanny is Indonesian and lives in the Bay and can come out to "Riverbend" to give you a truly invigorating massage, complete with aromatic oils and calming music, in the peaceful and private setting of our "Clubhouse" by the pond.

All our guests rave on about how wonderful her massage is and so will you! It's the best $60 an hour you'll ever spend!


The one that didn't get away!

Geoff and his secret piscatorial formula ...

... for the true gourmets of the deep.

This one went back in

This one didn't ...

... and went into the frying pan

What? Nothing for me? I am "der Kaiser"


Champion (d)angler Geoff caught some real beauties while his better half Sandra went for long walks with Padma and Kaiser and Malty and Rover. They've left us with happy memories and this wonderful Guestbook entry:

Dear Peter & Padma and Malty & Rover,

We must say a very big thank-you to you all. What a lovely stay! Riverbend is a little piece of Paradise. Thank you both for your kind hospitality. We have had a very restful week. Kaiser has probably had the most fun in the whole of his life. Loved the walks to Nelligen. Enjoyed the DVDs; fantastic variety. Loved the music and last but not least loved the food.

You are two very kind people. Thank you for making our stay so enjoyable. Look forward to next time. Kind regards

Geoff & Sandra & Kaiser, Sydney

They've just returned home and sent this email:

"Hi Peter, the return trip was lovely. Probably because we were more relaxed after our very quiet week. We were home just after 1300hrs. Just sat down after unpacking and washing all on the line. Kaiser slept most of the way. Think he may be a little sad Malty and Rover were really good for him. Forgot to mention Peter we ate those chocolates you gave us yummy they were very nice. Saved the bottle to share with the family on Mother's Day but thank you once again. It was a beautiful week for us so pleased I went on the internet and found Riverbend. Take care regards Sandra and Geoff"

Movie-night in the "Library" with Geoff, Kaiser and Sandra

Thank you, Geoff and Sandra! See you on your 50th wedding anniversary next year??? ☺

Saturday, May 10, 2014

Sunday, May 4, 2014

Happy Anniversary, Sandra & Geoff


It's not the leaving of Southampton that brought Sandra and Geoff to "Riverbend" Cottage but when we found out that their 42nd anniversary of their departure from England coincided with their stay with us, we couldn't resist to throw them a bit of a party.

Happy Anniversary, Sandra & Geoff!