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My name is Kaye and I am 58 years old. Unbelievably to me, at my age, I have now just embarked upon my third career - as a History Education Consultant! I love to cross stitch and quilt, especially with my kittens, Furio and Milo "helping" me. I also love to read, I have a passion for history and I have been cooking since I was about 12 - move over Junior Masterchef! So, this blog, which started out as a cross stitch blog sometimes morphs into a reading journal or a history lesson (sorry, I used to be a secondary teacher before I became a publisher and now a consultant) or a post about my cooking mojo. Whatever it is, this blog is alway about me, my family and my life here in Eaglemont, Victoria. I have been happily married for over 30 years to the most wonderful man and we are blessed with three beautiful grown up children.

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Sunday, 13 November 2011

Finally feeling much better...

Hello lovely bloggers,

I am finally on the mend.  I had a lovely rest cure in the country, staying in Ballarat with my DU and DA. They coddled and pampered and plied me with the finest French brandy and finally those rotten germs are on the run.  I am feeling almost normal - coughing only rarely, and while I have still got a slight sore throat it is quite bearable.  Thank god!  But, of course,  I am really behind on my work and I have another deadline this week - which I am not going to be able to make.  But I am not going to get stressed about it - there was nothing I can do about being sick!  So, cool, calm and collected will be me tomorrow!


Anyway, yesterday I promised you some photos of the Farmer's Market next to Lake Wendouree, sorry they are a bit fuzzy but I had to take them on DH's mobile.



Dear Aunt







The cool children's playground by the lake -  DH and I used to bring the kids here when they were little.



The next photos are of us having coffee in a converted old house opposite the lake:
DH in silhouette

Dear Uncle

DU again


The next three photos are of a family of swans by the lake.  We have had 11 years of drought in Victoria, which only broke last year.  Lake Wendouree went dry and the swans went away.  Now they are back with a vengeance - they have bred three times this year.





I thought I had better have a stitching update - during my R@R I was able to get some stitching done.  I have started Virginie at Threadbasket's SAL.  Here is my start on part one:


And, here are a couple of old kitten photos I just found on my phone:



Last thing, don't forget my 'Just because' Giveaway, it closes in two days - you can check it out here.

Also,  as at I am nearly at a 100 followers only four to go  - if I reach 100 by the time the Giveaway closes I will have a second prize to giveaway - not sure what it will be yet but spread the word.

Hugs, Kaye xoxox

7 comments:

cucki said...

hello dear, i am so happy that you are on the mend..beautiful pictures and lovely place..looks like a wonderful day out..
keep well and lots of love for you xx

CalamityJr said...

So glad to hear you're feeling better. The extra TLC from DA and DU must have been just what the doctor ordered!

Kerry said...

Hi there, thanks for stopping by my blog and for your kind comments. I have just had a good read and enjoyed your photos, hope you will be feeling better soon.

Linda said...

Hi Kaye, I'm so glad that you're feeling better. Love the pictures. I really like the house you started stitching. Please give me another entry in your giveaway.

Linda

Cheryll said...

Lovely time away.. glad you are feeling better!
Congrats on (almost) 100 followers.. you'll soon be there! :)

Aussie Stitcher said...

I am so glad that you are feeling better Kaye. Those viruses are nasty the way they get a hold of your. Lake Wendouree is a great spot and bursting with life again.

Mangogirl said...

glad you're feeling better! Those pictures are lovely, looks like you're having a ball!

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