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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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Tuesday, 8 January 2013

A trip to Mulwala...

Oh, TraderVic and I had such a wonderful time away on our minibreak to Mulwala on the New South Wales side of the Murray River with DFs Marie and Tony:

Here are some pics of the Lake.  It is a man-made lake which was made by damming the Murray River.  Apparently this happened in 1939 but I had never really heard of Lake Mulwala until we went there a few days ago!  You can read more about the area here, if you like.


 Our cabin, DF Marie on the left, Tony and TraderVic.

One day whilst the guys played golf, Marie and I went for a long lunch at Byraming Homestead, which is an historic homestead halfway between Yarrawonga and Cobram.  The homestead was built in 1842 for Elizabeth Hume who at 30 years of age, just after having her 9th child found herself widowed and as she had convict parents or grandparents was seen as an embarrassment to the Hume family.  So, she was sent to farm the Yarrawonga run (a large lease of land along the Murray) where she had a "lovely" time fighting off Bushrangers (outlaws) and hostile Aboriginals whilst raising her 9 children.  Now, you need to bear in mind that the area along the Murray is very hot, she would have been wearing long dresses and at that time there were no roads and Melbourne (the nearest large city) would have actually been more of a village!  You have to admire our pioneer women, don't you?

We had a very long lunch under the 150 year old trees.


We met some other lovely ladies on holidays, Colleen, Pat and Joanne.



The next day we visited the historic town of Rutherglen which is the centre of a wine region in northern Victoria renowned for its fine ports.  (We had another long lunch this day, too!)


All Saints winery:



The cheese shop at All Saints:


New Year's Eve we spent at the Mulwala Golf Club - we had lots of fun with the dancing and other entertainment.




On the way home we stopped at a convenience stop and this beautiful picture was on the back wall of... wait for it.... the toilet cubicle!

I hope you enjoyed your virtual trip to Mulwala with me,

hugs,

19 comments:

cucki said...

Wow looks like you all had lots of fun..
Very pretty place and lovely pictures..
Hugs x

Denise SA said...

Looks like a beautiful area wish I could vist

sharine said...

It is such a great spot:)

AnaCristina said...

I love!!!!

Mouse said...

looks like you had a fab time ... that dress is wonderful isn't it :) love mouse xxxxx

Linda said...

Oh Kaye. You took me on another great mini vacation. Thanks for the great pics.

Linda

Bea said...

What a wonderful area to visit! I'm fascinated by what people went through while creating our nations. I'd love to see this in person.

Kathy A. said...

What a wonderful trip to Mulwala. Thank you for taking me along! I loved it!

Michelle Ridgway said...

Oh no Kaye..looks like there will be another entry on our 'must go see' list. Sounds like a wonderful place. Thanks for sharing.

Nicola said...

I love posts like this, thank you for sharing.

EvalinaMaria said...

Thank you for taking me on your trip and sharing some fun!

eszter said...

this place and story are very interesting!

Valma said...

lot's of fun =)
so great to share posts like this
we heard on TV that you're suffering from heat ... sun is good but not too much, I wouldn't bare it...
big hugs
xxx

Mii Stitch said...

Lovely to share some great pic about your trip! It certainly looked hot & sunny :)

Chris said...

Looks like a wonderful time away. I love seeing the pics of your trips.

Wagapapa said...

I see you had a great time at Mulwala, Happy New Year!
By the way, I'm having a giveaway on the blog, may be you're interested.
Big hugs from here, hope the weather improves in Australia. xoxo

SoCal Debbie said...

You always go on the best trips, Kaye! Thanks for sharing the pics, and saving the best one for last (in the toilet stall)!

Emma/Itzy said...

Great Photos - looks like you had a fun time!

Dani - tkdchick said...

Looks like you had a fantastic trip!

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