A little bit of trivia...We have an interesting new M7 tunnel in Brisbane that has made the journey to and from Uni & GoMA soooo much quicker for Mum & Dad's taxi service. You just need to forget that for the time in it you are far underground. Being a bit of an old claustraphobe it does take some getting used to. There was an incident in the tunnel recently that required some flashing light changes etc, all easy, until...the booming voice of a tunnel controller ( I presume) echoing through the tunnel ( you could imagine "this is God speaking" etc....) gave me quite a scare.
June/July, at least part of, was spent visiting Tasmania again. This is a small part of Aussie that I love and every visit we find something new to see. We had never been to Cradle Mt or the West Coast before. Strahan, on the West Coast, is a quaint fishing village and we were treated to reasonably fair weather which according to the locals was surprising. Went on the Gordon River cruise and I would say it was a highlight. Stayed at Ormiston House which we thoroughly enjoyed...beautiful house full of history and friendly helpful hosts.
Popping in some photos here:-
Lovely little craft co-op store in Salamanca Place.
Secondhand bric a brac store.
Sound tunnel - an artwork.
Wilderness Railway from Strahan to Queenstown. The carriages were beautiful.
The three musketeers on the Gordon River Cruise.
On land during the cruise.
Lighthouse at mouth of Macquarie Harbour.
The beautiful Ormiston House.
Early August also brought a serious health scare for my hubby. Thank goodness we were not travelling at the time. Anyone who has been affected by heart disease will understand that the sooner they are discovered and treated the better. Luckily for us this was the case. It took a heart attack to make him ( as well as the entire family) slow down, take care, and make sure we smell the roses. Hubby was looked after by amazing medical staff at The Prince Charles Hosp and is now doing well.
I have discovered and am now encouraging all of the family to enjoy a vegetarian meal at least once a week. Bought a couple of vegie books and all recipes sound yummy...will pass on any great successes.
Finally managed to get Hip Hip Hooray pattern in the shop and lately playing around with colours and ideas for a winter themed doll. Fitting in some sewing for Holly as well. She has a ticket to the Royal Show Race Day next week and can't find anything to wear....wardrobe full but nothing to wear syndrome. I found a gorgeous polished cotton fabric with full blown roses in my stash and it looks promising. She has a cute little black fascinator ready to go...just waiting on mum.
Even though I have not posted anything I always love to keep up to date reading everyone else's blogs. Stephanie at My Calico Heart always has lovely goodies to show.