Sunday, August 12, 2012

Busy Four Days (long post, may need a cuppa)


Thursday I went into town to have my car serviced and had lunch with my GD1 and GDD1…
You can see Alexis enjoyed hers…

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Then for a little retail therapy .. Couldn’t leave these lovely kits that were on sale for half price…

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Friday was my exercise group in the morning with a coffee afterwards.
In the afternoon I got to work re-potting these tiny pots .

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 into these


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When they are a bit bigger I will plant them out on the block in the area DH has cleared.

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Time to get the trailer and pick up some of the sticks left behind.
I even had an assistant to help load …

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Other way Lacy….

Saturday was “The Patches” Mystery tour…

All ready to get on the Big Orange School Bus…                 
I think Miles,the bus driver, is a very brave man spending a whole day driving 31 ladies around….. 

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First stop was at Greenough Cafe for morning tea/coffee

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with lovely fresh scones , cream and jam.
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On to a pioneer Museum. The home has been beautifully restored and looked after by care takers.

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Children’s Bedroom/nursery

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it even had some old sewing machines

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pleased we don’t have to wash in these anymore

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or use this…..

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Next stop was Geraldton and we went to Latetude Pearls

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and were given a very interesting talk about how they farm the pearls at the Abrolhos Island.
then over the road to a gorgeous gift shop…
Back on the bus and a scenic drive to the Lavender Farm for a delicious lunch..

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View from the dining room…


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Hmmmm!! Pavlova, my favourite sweet…

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a photo shoot  before we get on the bus for our drive to Margaret and Robert’s place to see

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their HUGE tin collection, nearly 5000 different ones. Just amazing… and amongst them all I found this one

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Nearly fifty years ago  my Father used to import this tin with biscuits in from the Nederland's…

Time to start making our way home. One last stop to have a look at the Wind Farm…

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Then some wine and cheese to finish the day at Pat and Barry’s beautifully restored historic home “The Rectory” in Dongara.

A Big thank to these two special ladies for organising our fabulous day…

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Sunday Brekky with my swimming (bobbing) buddies in town and then I picked up sticks and pruned some trees. Loaded  and unloaded three huge trailers.


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showered, cooked dinner,dishes and now I hope to do a little stitching…………
What did you do over the weekend????
Hugz Maria







25 comments:

  1. Oh my gosh!!!! What a delightful post and a precious grandaughter!

    Thanks for the tour...I would have loved being with you!!!

    Hugs, Carolyn

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  2. It looks like you had a wonderful weekend! Loved all the photos of your little trip...I love taking excursions like that! And even if you had to do some work on Sunday...it was all good - you had your trusty helper Lacy to work with you! Plus, your little Alexis is adorable! :o)

    XOXO,

    Cyndi

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  3. I'm exhausted just reading about your weekend!!!! It looks like you had an amazing bus trip. What fun!

    Your lunch date with the little one must have been special too. Such a cutie!

    Lacey looks like she is a big helper with all of those chores.

    Your new header is beautiful. I love the flower's color.

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  4. oh Lord, you make me winded! I had 2 days off and put 3 quilt tops together for my grandies, just the super simple D9 patch using 8" squares. Your day sounds wonderful. I should be so lucky, eh? I have to go to post some pics now, rest up and thank you for sharing~~Elaine

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  5. Looks like you had a wonderful weekend! I love that tin collection:-)

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  6. Oh la la !!! what a week end !!! Now you must take a rest and stitch !!
    Florence

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  7. I need a nap after reading all that. What a fun bus trip. You packed a lot into your day. What group did you go with? Was it your Red-hatters? Alexis is adorable - looks like she was having a good time.

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  8. forgot to mention the flowers in you header - Amazing!!

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  9. What a great few days - fabulous to visit the museum and the tin collection - and all the rest!! And when you got home you didn't rest up, you carried on working! Alexis is very cute, even with lunch on her face!

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  10. what an exciting life you have! That Alexis is getting so big! This weekend.... spent time with my awesome parents visiting, went to a local quilt show & out to dinner, bought fabric (duh!) went to church... is that enough?

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  11. WOW! How busy have you been! Looks like a fun bus trip. I wonder if Miles had ear plugs to block all that chatter from everyone! LOL!

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  12. Oh my goodness... I think yoiu need the new week to rest.... what a lot of fun was that mystery tour ... such a cute pic of Alexis enjoying her lunch!!
    Hugz

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  13. whew Maria you made me tired just looking at all what you have done.Love these goodies you got at 1/2 price gorgeous colours and what a lovely day you had touring around.Love the pic of Lacy helping.xx

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  14. What are those flowers in your header--how neat they look??? are they at your place???
    I am tired now but have a smile on my face reading all about your adventures--way to go girl!!!!
    Hugs, Di and miss gracie
    Oh,what did I do--
    just alot of nursing my "poor pain" in the side of my face and doing some stitching!!!

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  15. Miss A looks so cute. You took heaps more pics of the tour than I did. Well done.

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  16. Wow! Busy weekend. But you saw the grandchildren, got lots of exercise and had an interesting tour in town. What could be better? Well only if you got to add a little sewing. :)

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  17. What a great mystery tour! I love the photos of that beautiful museum and how interesting about the pearls!Lovely photo of Lacey helping :-)and obviously little Alexis loves her food! lol

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  18. Looks like you had great fun on the tour, and had a very busy day in the garden!

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  19. Hello Maria,

    Lots of lovely places you visited on the bus tour. Our kids slept in a old cot like the one in the photo, borrowed it from a friend and loved it. Your little Grandie is so cute.
    Happy gardeing.
    Bev.xoxo

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  20. Wow! And I thought my weekend was busy.

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  21. Sounds and looks like a wonderful day out, with lots to see. The tin collection is amazing.

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  22. What a full on weekend you had..love the interesting photos from your bus trip and that cute photo of Lacy making off with the stick..

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  23. Wow soo busy. My dad grew up in Dongara/ three Speings are. He went to schools in Geraldton too.

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  24. Sounds like you had a very busy and enjoyable weekend. I am loving your hexagons and houses.

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