Dunkeld General Store

Heading from the Grampians to Derrinallum, we HAD to stop at the Dunkeld General Store! … Why? Because we needed a good hit of coffee, and Adrian and Melissa know exactly how to make the perfect cup! When Adrian and Melissa owned and ran Mejavo’s in Bristol Road, Torquay we’d relish sitting outside in the sun, sipping on a latte and usually eating a lamington… or a mini mud cake… or an anzac bickie. When…

Derrinallum ANZ Bank Closure

Last week we attended a meeting in Derrinallum about the ANZ Bank closing in November 2014. Bendigo Bank branch reps were there to discuss the possibility of having an Agency in Derrinallum, and what funds would need to be pumped into it, to be financially viable. In a nutshell, they want $20 million from our community, broken down into $10 million in new accounts and $10 million in loans transferred from other banking institutions or…

Land Capability Assessment

Hold ups, rules and regulations, you just have to grin and bear it Here’s the story so far – – We are changing the use of our shop to Café/Restaurant – New EPA rules requires an LCA report done by an engineer to assess our Wastewater system – Our design needs to be changed to add a disabled toilet I have a few issues with this – – The public toilets across the road from…

Red Till Anglesea – Knitting Nancy

I cannot knit. I cannot sew. I cannot cook. Not great wife material really am I? I inherited a sewing machine from my Step-Mum a few years ago; it has sat in the garage gathering layers of dust…. But one day soon I’ll face the sewing monster fear and get it out. God help me that day, I’ll make sure the health insurance bill is up to date as I’m likely to end up in…

The Color Grey

With all the building and renovation plans being amended, and awaiting the LCA Report, Chris and the guys decided to give the café a much needed facelift. Two coats of render completed, lots of locals stopping by for a chin wag, a bit of rain here and there, but by all accounts a productive week was had. Until someone couldn’t decide on a paint color. You wouldn’t think choosing a color grey would be so…