DS is having a sleepover on the weekend so DH and I are looking for a place to go and stay for a romantic evening. A nice couples retreat, or a nice chalet somewhere. Somewhere near the beach or in the hills, or maybe around Guildford. We would like to find a really nice place but don't want to spend much more than $180, less if possible. We have tried to look up Stayz and Wotif but have not yet found something suitable. We would appreciate any suggestions. :-)
Not sure on the cost but we stayed at The Vines for a night like that an age ago. We got upgraded to a suite which was lovely. The restaurant was also good so we didn't even leave the resort. Actually we barely left the room.
There is a B&B in Bickley on Aldersyde Road that is nice.
Also a brand new place called Avocados in Roleystone/Kelmscott that is a bit more basic (and therefore well priced). They have a great little restaurant on site but Roleys on the Ridge is only about 1km away.
There is also Darlington Estate Winery - they can put you in touch with a local B&B if you call them
With the cooler weather upon us, here is a collection of easy winter inspired cut, sew, knit crafts that you can do with the kids. There are glove monsters, no-sew scarfs, and sock snowmen. Winter is a great time to get crafting.
Fidgets and other sensory hand held toys are a great way to encourage attention and concentration. We all love to rock on a chair and click our pens or chew gum to stay alert and attentive, so why not let children have functional and socially acceptable fidgets too, to help them learn and keep them focused on learning.