Diamondvale B&B Blog
Relaxing Holiday A tour with a difference A tour with a difference I can't believe how excited Kellie and Tim were when sharing with me the joys of experiencing a travel destination by bicycle. The first time they rode around a region was during their holiday in Japan. Rather than sitting on a tour bus, riding on a bicycle gave them the freedom to really embrace their surroundings and stimulate all of their senses. Discuss
7 shockingly true health benefits of taking time out in the country 7 shockingly true health benefits of taking time out in the country We all know how relaxing it is to go for a gentle hike in the woods, but did you know that this simple activity has been scientifically proven to improve your health and well-being?Seriously folks, I’m not just talking a walk in the local park – no, that won’t do. Discuss
A Job Less Ordinary A Job Less Ordinary When it comes to owning your own accommodation business, you quickly learn to become the quintessential “jack of all trades”. One moment you are working with a customer espousing all the virtues of our region, next you are wrangling with the animals, writing a blog or making up a floral bouquet, you may even find yourself putting together a BBQ. Discuss
Who knows what goes with wine? Does it really matter? Who knows what goes with wine? Does it really matter? Now, if you’re like me then you really have no experience drinking wine except for a couple of tastes you’ve had over the years, or you’ve mistaken wine coolers for something that is tolerable or perhaps you’ve tried a sweet white? And you binged on it and now you can’t drink it anymore? Discuss
Experience the Magic of Autumn in the Granite Belt Experience the Magic of Autumn in the Granite Belt Queenslanders, have we got some special sights for you!  In Autumn something remarkable happens in this unique part of the Sunshine State, the colours of the trees begin to change, leaves turn into brilliant hues of red and orange and  fall to the ground making spectacular scarlet carpets of foliage at every turn. Discuss
Koalas, Kangaroos and Wallabies – oh my! Koalas, Kangaroos and Wallabies – oh my! Waking up to wildlife at my doorstep is something I’ll never tire of and certainly don’t take for granted. It doesn’t happen every day, and I can’t set my watch by their appearances, you see the thing about wild life is that it’s…..wild.... and therefore, totally unpredictable. Discuss
Anzac biscuits – still sharing the love Anzac biscuits – still sharing the love At Diamondvale we hope that our guests leave feeling more like treasured friends than passing travellers. Of course, we want you to have a great time while you are here, but we also like to give our guests something to take with them to enjoy on the journey home. Discuss
39 Reasons to Head to the Stanthorpe Show in 2015 39 Reasons to Head to the Stanthorpe Show in 2015 If you’ve ever wanted to step back in time and imagine the Ekka the way it was when the show first began – then a trip to the Stanthorpe Show is for you. This weekend, this year, this much anticipated event turns 139!!! Discuss
The Laws of Attraction The Laws of Attraction There’s a lot to be said about the laws of attraction. Have you ever felt yourself irresistibly drawn to something with an urge so strong that it’s almost impossible to think about something else? A magnetic force that compels you to drive all of your energies into one direction and, to make matters worse,  it’s not even something you do entirely consciously. Discuss
Stanthorpe Cheese @ “The Granite Belt Dairy” Clever, clever, clever – that’s the best way to describe this charming setup at Thulimbah on the Northern side of the Granite Belt. If cheese is your thing then you HAVE to set some serious time aside to visit Stanthorpe’s very own dairy. I absolutely cherish this place. Discuss