Paradise has a name ... Riverbend


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Wednesday, March 30, 2016

Is Riverbend Cottage turning into a Maggie Smith Club?


She had Tea with Mussolini (1999) after she had taken A Room with a View (1985), then she lived in her House in Umbria (2003) and was one of the Ladies in Lavender (2004), after which she appeared in the Quartet (2012) and moved into The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel (2015), before becoming The Lady in the Van (2015).

But wait, there's more: we've just added My Old Lady (2015) to our Maggie Smith collection.

So, if you want to overdose on Maggie Smith (or Katharine Hepburn or Humphrey Bogart or any of the other movie greats), come to Riverbend Cottage (aka Cinema Paradiso).

We even supply the popcorn!


Monday, March 28, 2016

This guy has Tenacity


Every year at Easter time, MV TENACITY, probably the biggest floating gin palace this side of Sydney, moors off "Riverbend" to enjoy the beautiful sunrises and the tranquillity and shelter in this bend of the river.

He's done so again this year and I wonder why? Is it my un-password-protected wireless internet access or just the sight of me sitting on the verandah and imbibing my Easter cheers?

As Commodore, Secretary, Treasurer, and only Member of the Nelligen Yacht Club, I rowed out and introduced myself to Ross Britt who turned out to have at one time been interested in buying "Riverbend".

Well, he no longer needs to - he practically lives here already!


Maggie Smith at Riverbend

We've just bid for "The Lady in the Van" on ebay without realising that the price was in British pounds and that we finished up paying twice what we thought we would.

Still, nothing is too much when it comes to giving our guests a unique experience while staying at "Riverbend Cottage", so if you like good movies in general and Maggie Smith in particular, book yourself in for a real treat.


Thursday, March 17, 2016

Happy St. Patrick's Day!

May the road have traffic lights like these!

Life is good at Riverbend!

  • I am a Seenager. (Senior teenager)
  • I have everything that I wanted as a teenager, only 60 years later.
  • I don’t have to go to school or work.
  • I get an allowance every month.
  • I have my own pad.
  • I don’t have a curfew.
  • I have a driver’s licence and my own car.
  • I have ID that gets me into bars and the liquor store.
  • The people I hang around with are not scared of getting pregnant.
  • And I don’t have acne.

Life is good!

I have more friends I should send this to, but right now I can't remember their names.

Wednesday, March 2, 2016

Bali's Best Exotic Marigold Hotel


This beautiful Boutique Hotel is located in the cool foothills of Lovina in the peaceful north of Bali, overlooking the sparkling Java Sea across to the peacefully smoldering volcanoes of Java.

The moment you arrive here, you won't be able to stop yourself from saying 'Wow' and 'Oh my God'. As you relax and unwind by the pool with its sparkling water spilling over the edge, and feast your eyes on the breathtaking view, you think you've died and gone to heaven. For more pictures, click here.

I have had my eyes on this place for over ten years during which time I have stayed there on numerous occasions. It is now for sale at a very good price and I am looking for nine other 'shareholders' to purchase a 1/10th share, equal to approx. AUS$25,000, in this hotel.

If you are interested in this fantastic lifestyle opportunity, email me at riverbendnelligen[AT] and I will send you further details.