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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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Friday, 15 May 2015

What a weekend.... Part Two

Well, after the excitement of our Anniversary evening, we managed to stretch it out to the next day when we went up to the Yarra Valley for the day with our good friends, Tony and Marie (of Sunday morning walk fame) - it is their anniversary exactly a week after ours and the same number of years, so the last several years we usually have some sort of joint celebration and lots of fun together.

So, what can I tell you about our day?  Well, the Yarra Valley wine region is heaven on a stick, especially for foodies and wine lovers.

We visited a dairy, two wineries (we had a delicious lunch at one and bought wine and freshly picked apples at the other), a gerbera farm (with llamas - not sure about the connection between gerberas and llamas!),  the White Rabbit brewery and the famous Beechworth Bakery.

Then on Sunday, Mother's Day, DD took me out to lunch and a movie "While we're young" and DS2 sent me some gorgeous flowers.

Do you want to see some pics?  Silly question, of course you do and I am going to show them to you anyway - lol!  Here they are in random order.....


















So, in all a marvellous weekend, but very tiring!  In fact, when I got home on Sunday after the movie, I went to bed for a nap at 4.30 and then got up, had some soup and was back in bed by 8.30!

Too much gallivanting as my dear Mum would have said.

Anyway, it was just great being out and about with family and friends all weekend. However, this weekend is going to be much quieter. I plan to do lots of stitching, reading, visit my dear Dad and run a few, gentle errands.  How about all of your plans?

It is FNSI tonight, so the stitching will start tonight - you can sign up here.

Have fun everyone, my next post will be my GG post, so please come back to see what I have been doing.

hugs,

16 comments:

shez said...

Good morning Kaye,Thankyou for sharing your lovely weekend with us,lots of lovely pics xx

Linda said...

Looks like another fun and yummy weekend Kaye.

Linda

Allie said...

Happy Anniversary, hon!!! Wow your new teapot and cups are gorgeous, wish I could come have a cuppa with you! Your weekend looks and sounds heavenly!!!

Barb said...

What a great week-end! It is interesting to realize it is apple time where you live! I'm so glad your anniversary was wonderful.

marly said...

Gallivanting is exhausting fun! Happy Anniversary. Enjoyed the photos.

Sarah in Stitches said...

That sounds like an amazing weekend! Hope you had a lovely anniversary :D

Jo who can't think of a clever nickname said...

I'm not surprised you needed a lie down after all that! Sounds like a lovely weekend with loved ones.

Vickie said...

ha! My mom says the same thing. ;) Looks like a great time.

KimM said...

Looks like a grand time. Love the board....I burst out laughing. When we meet...."This drinks on me" he-he...
xxx

Carol said...

I so enjoyed the photos from your trip, Kaye! Hope this weekend brings some downtime--sometimes, it's just nice to stay home and cocoon, isn't it?

rosey175 said...

"Can't buy happiness but you can buy beer" LOL! We have a few wineries around here but I don't much care for alcohol (give me sweet, sweet, sweeeeeet) so we only go there for the amazing atmosphere and fun food. Looks like you had a great time and I'm sure those sleeps felt awesome afterwards. :D

Frances N said...

Looks like a busy time, but so very fun! Love your photos!!! Love those llamas!

AnaCristina said...

:-)

Daniela Bencúrová said...

Dear Kaey, it was exhausting weekend but wonderful and amazing !!!
Time spent with good friends is best spent !!!
Thank you for the nice photo, good to see your life :-)

Bea said...

Oh my goodness Kaye, what a busy but obviously enjoyable weekend! Lots of good memories to treasure. Enjoy your quieter time as well.

Maggee said...

Oh it DOES sound like a lot of fun! I also remember 'too much gallivanting' from my parents! Most kids would not even know what we are saying...(mine would!) Glad you had such a great time!

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