Peppers Convent, Hunter Valley
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The 2:30am alarm on Sunday morning after we finally went to bed at 11:30pm on Saturday was about as welcome as a nasty itch downstairs and raised the question of whether it is better to have very little sleep or no sleep at all.
I somehow managed to raise Shelley from slumber, slammed down a couple of coffees, and we headed to the hire car …
... makes then taste of rum and raisins. By the end of the session we were all rather tipsy (probably a good 30 wines sunk) so a giggly Tom took photos of Craig grabbing the Constable's bull (Matilda) by the horns. So now with an impressive 12 bottles of wine in the boot, we made our way back to Buffs, the last leg of our trip in the Cadillac. Upon bidding our driver Debbie farewell we grabbed some ice, a bottle of the sparkling pink, our dockers and headed to the ...
... to decide but I finally settled for chicken and cashew vol au vent; but while waiting for it I explored the complex and shops. One of the shops sold alpaca clothes etc and I bought some wool to knit a scarf in fan stitch. Jess and Dave tried the Hook wines and Pete and I wandered around the antique shop - a real mish mash of stuff with a very snooty shop assistant to boot. Pete was fascinated to see that a couple of fire dogs similar to our were $2800!!!! And he had been ...
We planned to leave at 8.30 but were 5 minutes late getting away! Lona woke me at 7.15 by looking at the wrong clock, summer time stopped overnight and it was only 6.15, bugger!
So we got to the rendevous with Dave & Laurie 5 minutes late, which is nrmal for me. They had been there since 8.30.
Stopped at a layby just ...
... where we want them and assume there will be power where we want it.
And, finally, the bathrooms and laundry room floors are raised about two inches higher than the other floors. Yet they have drains in the middle of the room. I would think the rooms that might flood would be lowered to contain the potential flood. Anybody know why the floor levels would be raised?
A future blog will have to deal with other topics as I've exhausted your reading time with only the things inside a house.
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TravelPod Member ReviewsPeppers Convent, Hunter Valley Pokolbin
Peppers Convent neared perfection as accommodation. The rooms were beautifully apportioned and decorated, as were the communal areas. Breakfast was splendidly generous and varied and the staff were all tremendously helpful and friendly. The slight downside was the wi-fi which refused to work and the minimal number of television channels available in the room, but these are minor complaints about an overall excellent experience.
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