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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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Monday, 10 November 2014

Ballarat with my Dad....

This weekend, TraderVic and I took my 95 year old Dad up to Ballarat for an overnight visit with my dear Uncle and Aunt, Ron and Iris.

Due to Mum's ill health, the last few years of her life, it had been several years since he had been up to visit the.  He really enjoyed the overnight outing.

I must admit, I have said it before and I will probably say it again - I love visiting Ron and Iris and Ballarat is so beautiful.  We had a quick visit (Dad cannot walk far and he feels the cold) to the Botanic Gardens and then a lovely Sunday lunch at an English pub, the North Britain, then home.

So, I have lots of lovely photos to show you:




Our first female prime minister, Julia Gillard, has had her bust added to the Avenue of Prime Ministers.






There are a lot of beautiful classical statues in the gardens, I wandered around and took a photo of each one I could find.












Long before Mel Gibson's Braveheart, as a child, Sir William Wallace was my hero, such a nice surprise to find him here.





There were at least two weddings taking place, a quick shot to show my daughter-in-law to be some ideas for bridesmaids dresses.












My Uncle Ron enjoying a Guinness with his lunch.








Well, that is all from me folks, have a great Monday,

hugs,

16 comments:

Vickie said...

What a wonderful trip. I am so glad you made it with your father.

cucki said...

Great trip..glad you made it with your father
Hugs x

Bea said...

Thanks for all the photos Kay. I love seeing all these places. I'm glad it was a good trip for you all.

Barb said...

Such a nice visit with all of your family. It is so nice to see the flowers blooming as ours are dying for the winter.

Margaret said...

Looks like a lovely place. Glad you got to take your dad for a nice visit.

butterfly said...

Wow more lovely photos , looks like you had a great day.

Denise SA said...

Really enjoyed the roses wish I could smell them too

Thoeria said...

Sounds like a wonderul trip Kaye :)

Sarah in Stitches said...

It looks so beautiful! :D

Von said...

Thanks for sharing your wonderful photos!! LOVE those gardens.

Daniela Bencúrová said...

Kays, thank you for the beautiful photos. I like to see where I am not. You have a beautiful Australia!

Linda said...

Great pictures Kaye. Sounds like a fun trip.

Linda

KimM said...

Great pictures. The statues are so gorgeous, the flowers stunning. It looks like it was a great trip.
SSF
Hugs
xxx

rosey175 said...

Woo, I almost couldn't load this page but my Internet held out!! Botanical gardens are such a lovely place to spend time. I love all the blooming flowers (our roses are on their way out at the gardens here). What a wonderful trip! :D

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Maggee said...

(you need to delete the comment before this--it is spam) Anyway, what a really nice botanical garden! Glad your Dad was able to have a nice visit and tour with you. Thanks for sharing with us! Love all the photos!

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