Thursday, October 9, 2008

Home town goodness

Well, it's just shy of two weeks since I last blogged and boy did the time fly.
To fill you in on what I've been up to, it goes something a little like this.... I started the sewing course with Rudolf Ramseyer. It involved a lot of theory, all the facts and practical tips I've never previously bothered to learn (which could be the root of all my sewing mishaps to date).
We then headed down the coast for a weekend trip to Bundeena.
Later that night my Dad arrived in town for a couple of days. There were plenty of sights to see, coffee's to be drunk and Poppa Baz raspberries to be blown on baby Ziya.
Celebrated my birthday with a night out on the town while my lovely cousin AJ babysat.
........and lastly, we took a flying visit to our home town, Melbourne. Dear old Melbourne. It was so lovely to be back visiting family and friends and discovering a few new friends along the way.

A highlight of the trip was taking a sneak peek of the tour Danielle Pumo and Lyn Gardener run A Vintage Outing with my friend Sheriden. I wont give too much away but you do tour around in a chauffeur-driven Fiat 1500s with old-time music playing on the radio. It's packed full of wonderful places to visit and...I must say, a yummy lunch pack (and to set the record straight, I didn't quite eat the whole pack before we'd reached home! Oink, oink). Sheriden's story will feature in The Age on October 18th, so keep an eye out for it.

Another highlight was a trip to Amitie to stock up on fabrics for....just a couple of quilts but more on that later.

Ahhhhh, we're now breathing a sigh of relief and lying low, so the little man can recover. The trip totally zonked him out and he's been 'sleeping like a baby' ever since.


Bellgirl said...

What a fabulous lunch box you've got there, my mouth is watering! Sounds like a very fun day.

66 Stitches said...

Oh it was delicious....and fun being a tourist in your own town.

Open Rhodes said...

Yes let's set the record straight once was only HALF the lunch box before we got home! Geez it was fun having you along Bellesy. Lovely pics those ones too on your blog...I hope the Age don't see them published before they do!

Miss you cute cheeks. Am thinking where I can place the Toy Society story. I think it's a ripper! xx

Fiona said...

Wow, thanks so much for the note on our Vintage Outing.. so sorry it was such a whirlwind version.. the tour has been goign well and do keep an eye out for a new city version with Percy the Porter.. cheers Fiona, Lyn and Danielle