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Farmstay -- Christmas Greetings 2009
I had planned to have a full news letter with pretty pictures and all
bells and whistles to wish you a Merry Christmas and Happy New
Year....however you get this mail instead and hope for a grander letter
It's been one hell of a
year with lots of highs and some lows as well. And am just very
excited to finish the year on a high. We close the farmstay for a
week starting this Monday and I plan to have a few days at Great Keppel
Anyway I just wanted to wish you well for the Christmas period and I
want to say MERRY CHRISTMAS and I hope Santa spoils you rotten!
Love and vegemite
Lyn and the Gang from Myella
Bergmans and Max
had a bit on my plate since our return to Brisbane and have not
had much time to get to my emails.
son, Max, and I stayed with you during the September school holidays
(two days and a night). I wanted to let you know that we
both thoroughly enjoyed ourselves. Max has been raving about his
farm experience, non stop since our return.....and he desperately
wants to return to Myella...."but for longer next time".
really impressed with the layout you have there and the way you guys
operate......it's nice that one can do as much or as little as
you like and don't feel pressured to be on the go the whole time.
All the staff were very friendly and helpful.......I was particularly
impressed with Shane and Rachel who went the extra mile.......and of
course the two of you are very approachable, warm, efficient and
organised. Everything is delivered and presented in a very
relaxed manner. We just loved the whole experience.
also enjoyed Liam's company....it was nice for him to have another
child around after being with just adults for the previous
week.....and Liam's a nice kid. It's a pity my photos didn't
turn out very well....I took a few shots of the two of them
now pondering (and being pressured by Max) when we can fit in a trip
to Myella again.
again and please let me know how your bookings are for school hols,
kind regards..........Alice Bergmans and Max.
Sturko Edmonton, Alberta
I'm not sure if you remember me but my name is Danni and I visited
Myella with Sarah Duddy's OzXplorer Big Trek tour a few weeks
ago. I just wanted to tell you that I had a wonderful time and totally
appreciated the friendliness, hospitality, cleanliness and fun of your
farmstay. Thank you so much for showing us your beautiful corner of
Australia. I'm so sorry it took me this long to send this, but I have
been on a tour of New Zealand and I haven't had any time til now to
send e-mails. I'm still talking about Myella.
all is well with all of you at Myella.
may not remember but for the longest time I have promised to look into
‘ropes’. You know how the twisted ropes you use for your rope
tricks get all twisted up after a while. In sailing boats they use a
different type of rope for steering the sails. It’s sort of
‘knitted’ around a core. And I reckoned that since it wasn’t
twisted, it would do better in the rope trick. Well, I hate to have to
say this but it doesn’t. Found my daughter’s old skipping rope (that
kind of rope) and tried it out, but it gets tangled up even quicker than
know you haven’t been holding your breath, but I thought I’d let you
Wells has been here for a few days in July which was very nice. I hear
he’s been back to Myella since.
I am defiantly keeping an eye on ropes! Will let you know when I find
the perfect kind!
for wonderful time
Peter, Olive and Lyn,
Val and Ian Taylor? I'm the Padre who does the bush christenings.
Thanks Lyn for those wonderful recitations of Banjo Paterson. What a
memory you have.
purpose of this e-mail is to thank you all for a great time at
and Olive, you went on holidays before we had time to really
express our heartfelt thanks to you all and your staff for a lovely
time spent. Peter, I enjoyed your stories, your great grasp of the
environment and its ways, and the wisdom and friendliness you showed
to me. Olive, the food was terrific and the kettle always boiling.
Thanks so much, and thanyou Lyn for being such an interesting MC.
Val and I want to thank you for the very reasonable, reduced tarif
you made to us as a special concession considering that my fall in
Yepoon put me very much out of action. Altogether it was a perfect
ending to our holiday. God bless you all as you continue your
unique venture, which puts Australia firmly on the map as a most
desirable place for people overseas to visit.
Val and Ian (per Ian)
came to stay with you for a few days back in 2006, and had an
amazing time, so thanks!
I'm contacting you now though is that while I was there, one
evening, dinner was corned beef- and it was delicious. Corned beef
over here (England) is a rather different thing, being made from
chopped up, processed meat. I have tried to find a recipe, but
though I can find lots of recipes on Australian sites that use
corned beef, I can't find any that tell me how to 'corn' it. I
understand it to be some kind of pickling process. I wonder if you
would share your recipe, if it's not a family secret recipe kind of
thing, and tell me how you make your corned beef, as it was really
delicious and I'd love to have a go at making it for my family now
I'm back home.
you so much.
you might like a copy of a photo I took at sunset when Lia & I
has returned to Holland really happy to have experienced Australia.
to you guys for adding to that experience
how are you? I'm now in
Mackay for 2 nights. Tomorrow I will go to the Eungella National Park to
see the Platypus. Hopefully they there are.
I want to say that I had
a great time at myella and I'm sad that I had to leave. I will miss
everything: the clean room, the very good food, the riding (!) the
stories about the live at Myella and in Australia, the animals
(especially Floyd, Harry and Jojo) and all the friendly people! I felt
like in a family. Until yet it was the best time in Australia and I
think it will be one of the best after my 6 month travel.
I'm thinking about coming
back, but I don't know when. The problem is Australia is so big and I
want to see so much. But maybe......
Thank you very much and
hopefully see you again.
We just wanted to say thank you to you and the others at the farm.
Although we only spent a day at the farm, we really enjoyed it.
Many thanks again,
Matt, Kat, Pat Suddaby
It's Michelle here, the dutchie! How are you?!
Just wondering what you are thinking....and how things are going!
I am good....airlie beach/whitsundays was great and I am now on magnetic
I do miss you and that farm of yours and xxxx! I had the most amazing
time and I hope I can come back soon again.
It's so interesting to travel. I admire you for your hard work,
your humor and enthusiasm! Keep on going, you're doing a great job!
Well, just wanted to say hi and wish you a great week,
you for the good time! In these 5 days I had lots of fun on your
farm. You have such a lovely family. If I gonna come back
to Australia again then I will definitely come to visit you.
how is my pony Buttons and Bows going? I realy enjoyed the rides
with her. I reckon she is a really relaxed and nice horse who
doesn’t like hard words. She nearly does everything for you al
long as she hasn’t to stay too far from the other horses.
wish you all the best and good times with your visitors.
you also say hello to Sharon for me?
Lots of love Meike.
is the poem again – hope it works ok this time
you had a fab time on your Brisbane trip.
bet you and your mum have been watching the tennis this week – we’re
watching the men’s final at the moment on it’s final set (and I’m
trying very hard to understand the scoring and who is winning!!)
is a photo of me riding my share horse Dylan. We brought him in from the
field yesterday and left him for 20 minutes while we went to buy his
feed– when we came back he was lying down in his stable and nearly
asleep and it took a great deal of flailing arms and shouting to
persuade him to return to an upright position so that we could saddle
and ride him.
can’t believe my Australia holiday is only about 4 months away now –
I’ll be going through the trauma of the 24 hour flight in no time at
a couple of week’s time I’m going to Iceland for a long weekend –
we’re doing a day’s horse riding on the Icelandic horses, so I’ll
find out what the tolt gait is like (and then a spa day with massages
the following day to help us recover from spending a whole day in the
all is well in the world of Myella XX
Not sure if you'll
remember me we've been up to Myella about 4 times but not been for 2 yrs
i'm itching to get back up and have a ride on Lancelot or Amber they
used to be my favourites. Hope all is well on the farm
Kellee & Duncan
I have finally sent the
pictures as promised. I hope you have some fun with the pics and
sorry they took so long.
Anyway how is my pony
“Buttons and Bows” I really enjoyed the rides with her.
I reckon she is really relaxed and a hice horse who doesn’t like
hard words. Thank you for the good time. In these 5 days I
had lots of fun on your farm. You have such a lovely family.
If I come back to Australia I will definitely come to visit you.
I wish you all the best
and good times with your visitors.
Thanks a lot!
Lots of Love Meika
I just looked at some
pictures that Lyn has on her
blogg. I saw a picture of Alwyn and I just want to go back to Myella!
Is he still feeling
great? It's 10 years ago since I stayed with you
for 17 days. I loved everyday! I still think of you often. And I still
love horses. Now I often take my 2 year old douther to horse back
riding. she loves it! Lucky me! My 2 sons don't.
Well I hope you are all
fine and that I someday can take my family to
Love Karin in Sweden
|To the Myella
Just want to say thanks for the stay. It was great and met our
expectations. The food was great, facilites were excellent, the staff
were nice. The activites were great especially rounding up the steers on
horseback. Would have loved to stay longer.
Celine and Ciaran
Stayed 13th May 1 night.
looking back to our time in Australia our stay in Myella was definitly
best we did during our time there (even if Thomas said before that he
melk a cow in Germany as well :)...).
Thanks a lot for this wonderful time with all of you. We told so many
about our experiences in chasing cows and all the other things we did.
Regards to all the others and Barnaby and Mandrake as well :)
Deborah and Thomas
8:54 PM Anthony Bradley-Smith wrote:
Just to let you know we
arrived home safely without any further encounters with any suicidal
Shannon has not stopped
talking about what a great time she has had. Thanks to you and
your family for caring for us, we are sure we will be back
I know I was not very
horsey or bikey whilst I was there, but I had a lot on my mind re:
s**t at work etc that I needed to work through. I will
definitely be giving it all a go when I come back. However I
am over milking cows now I think!
Do you let dogs come if
they are kept on leads etc?
Food was great by the
way so dont forget to thank your mum. I will be certainly
recommending Myella to everyone at work!
Lots of love Tina XXXXXX
I met you at Dad's
funeral (ray) I was looking up the Wowan district and found a photo of
dad and it lead me to your website. I would like to thank you very
much for remembering him on the Site.
It was wonderful to see, Thank you
Annie En Huub
Hello Fam .Eather,
Thanks again for you
all : )
Kate Wiley here - now Buckland . . . I got married to the man I
brought out to Myella back in 2007 and we're in the process of moving
back to Australia.
used to work for The Morning Bulletin and I came out for birthday
celebrations years ago... then I was friends with Renee when she
worked there and I came out with a few others one weekend... then I
came back again in 2007 with Ed because I had completely fallen in
love with Myella and I wanted to see it for himself. I always want to
ride Rebel, I love barrel racing and a few bits of the content on your
web site are from my travel web site, Travel, Food and Wine!
everything is well with all of you!
We have just been to the
cinema and saw a movie called Australia. Maybe you know it. It
reminded me when I was at your place. I miss the time when I was
at Myella. Please give the best of my regards to Summer,
Scarface and Whiskey.
Lots of loving regards
P.S. I hate Vegemite...hi.hi....hiii.
That is wonderful. We will send them the message and ask them to confirm
their arrival date and time. No we did not have horses before - quite
the contrary we were stuck in an inner city appartment, nice but too
small. On our last stay during our honeymooen we had a long talk with
Peter, who told us to go for our dreams. After returning we finaly
found our house in the suburbs. Already after our first stay we had
started to go riding every once in a while for a weekend here in
Germany. With our new home a horse of our own became an option. So...
but see for yourself: http://fina06.blogspot.com/
(No, we did not buy the foal with the mother - which we sometimes
regret, but we will be discussing this with the owners), when she is old
enough to be ridden!)
Say hi to Sven and Sandra, take go care of them (as you always did
Olive and Lyn
We really enjoyed staying with you in 2004 and again on our honeymoon in
2005 when we were among the first to profit from your "honeymoon
Now Silja's "little" brother (who is not that little anymore)
travelling Australia with his girlfriend - naturally we told them to
by Myella! and invited them for a three da stay with you. They plan to
in the Rockhampton area in February 14th - do you have anything
for them. > They travel by car, so they don't need to be picked
are off the Internet, so it's probably best if you just mail us.
Greetings from germany - we think a lot about you especially since we
have our own horse.
Silja & Roland
Gonzalez and Manon Stallaert
Sharon, Peter, Olive, and the rest of the farm crew,
We were sitting in the Myella bus back to Rockhampton and were both
shocked that we forgot to thank you for everything you did for us and
the very nice stay at your farm. We had a very good time at your farm,
thank you all. Go on with the good work! you' re doing a great job!
Wish you all the best,
Debbie Gonzalez and Manon Stallaert
& Dominique (France)
Olive and Peter welcomed
us so well. We learned lots of things talking with them as well
as with Lyn, Trevor, Shane and Rachel. We did beautiful horse
riding and saw marvellous sunsets. Shane took a deal of car for
motorbike riding and wes very patient! The cooking was
outstanding the room comfortagble. All the farm is such a nice
place to stay. WE would have stayed much longer if it had been
possible. THanks also to Whisky and Mustard (our horses) who had to
cope with us.
And wish we could have
made the days longer 48hrs so they would last longer. We enjoyed
discovering another way of life different from Sydney or Brisbane or
We wish you all the best
for the future
Fredrick and Dominique