More Tour preparation

One of the SBS cycling commentators, David McKenzie, tweeted about a special pack that was being offered by the Bright Brewery for during the Tour de France. The pack is called Tour de Froth. Very clever as the pack contains 21 beers, one for each stage of the Tour. During the Tour it is part…

Tour de Vines starting in Metung.

This was our first stop on our way to a two day Tour de Vines cycle ride from Beechworth to Bright. A group of five of us travelled from Metung, over Mount Hotham to Bright, stopping at Omeo so I could tick off one of my wishes, to have lunch at the Golden Age Hotel….

Changes in Metung village

Since the start of the pandemic there have been a few changes in the village, obviously the wearing of masks is one but the other obvious change is the demise of some businesses and the opening of new. One of the new businesses is The Local Metung. The Local Metung is the provider of thin…

An old cookbook in our collection

The Presbyterian Cookery Book of Good and Tried Recipes was bought in 1975, the year we were married. I am not sure if it was the tartan on the cover that prompted the purchase or the fact that it was Presbyterian based or maybe even the recommendations on the back of the book? Anyway the…

Progress in the village

“Start your day with coffee, end your day with wine.”  This sign is on the rebuilt restaurant in Metung village.  Those of you who follow the blog will remember that a fire destroyed the building about 18 months ago and the building had to be rebuilt like-for-like. The community is eagerly awaiting the opening of…

Four for a bike ride. Yipee!

Our first bike ride since the pandemic restrictions started. We had a terrific ride from Bumberrah to Bruthen and back.  As you can see we finished with a picnic. I have really missed being able to ride with my friends and it was delightful to be able to ride with them again.