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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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Saturday, 9 April 2016

Hmmm! Not Fair ....

... as I have gone from THIS on the weekend in beautiful Bryon Bay...





... TO THIS MOST OF THE WEEK in Eaglemont!!!!!!



lol!

 Not really complaining, as we had a wonderful time away up North at my friend's son's wedding.

Hopefully, these photos will give you a sense of the fun time we had and the beauty of the area.  It was a special time for us, as not only did we have the joy of being part of a very special occasion - the wedding of a fine young man whom TraderVic and I have known since he was a little boy - but it was also the first time our family had been all together since January LAST year!  It was so wonderful to spend time with our gorgeous young adult children and our DDIL, too.


Clockwise from top left: Byron was full of fun campervans - I couldn't resist taking a photo of this one; my dear friend Linda (mother of the groom) and I at the wedding; our first stop on arriving on Thursday afternoon was to get some kebabs from the famous Bay Kebabs - delicious!; a gorgeous boutique hotel I spied on one of our walks; sharing the love - BB is all about chilling out and spreading the love; the coffee shop at the top of the hill near our apartment - a walk to here each morning became a daily requirement - lol!


A walk to the lighthouse plus the margarita I had to have after walking to the lighthouse - lol!  (In the spirit of full disclosure - I didn't quite make it all the way there, the last bit was just too steep!)

Walking on the beach - do you see the goanna which crossed our path - he was pretty big but luckily took no notice of us!


The wedding!

The wedding was held in a little country church and hall in the tiny town of Federal - it was one of the sweetest weddings I have ever attended!


 Bottom left: DS1 is the groomsman second from the right, just under the stained glass window.

Bottom right: DS2 (on the left) was playing a chasey game with two little cousins of the groom and another wedding guest - it was so funny to watch them, they all four ran around like crazy for about 10 mins and then had to stop for a chicken skewer break! lol!

The next day, DS1, DDIL, TraderVic and I all went back to Federal to have lunch and listen to some blues at the Doma Cafe which is actually a Japanese cafe - go figure!  The food was amazing and the music good.


Some stitching happened while we were chilling out, natch!


 Then, we went to see the fabulous Minyon Falls - 100 m drop to the bottom.


While we were standing on the viewing platform at the top of the falls, surrounded by signs telling us to be careful and not to get to close to the edge, etc., there was a girl who had climbed over the fence and was literally standing at the top of the falls.  The rocks were so slippery, it is a wonder that she didn't fall - DDIL and I couldn't watch but luckily, a local was there who gave her a stern warning and she safely moved away from the edge.  Aren't some people just stupid?  She would not have survived a fall from the top.

The hinterland of the Byron Bay area is just stunning - such rich and lush land.



 We spent a lot of time with another of the groom's cousins and their little baby, Jude - isn't he adorable - doesn't like to wear his hat, though!


Family pics:



Clockwise from top left: It was DS1's birthday while we there - so we celebrated at this local Middle Eastern restaurant, Orgasmic - the food was sensational; DDIL at a Beach cafe; TraderVic and I with a view of the hinterland behind us; DD dancing at the wedding; DDIl at The Top Shop cafe and  DS2, DD and I at the wedding.

Okay, well that is definitely all from me on this topic - lol!  I hope that you enjoyed the pics as much as we enjoyed our time away.  Watch out for my TUSAL report, my very late The Alphabet Club post for "I" - will I get double detention this month? - plus some stitch updates coming up very soon on my blog.

Have a great day, everyone,

hugs, 











13 comments:

KimM said...

What great pictures, Kaye! It looks like you had a splendid and memorable time. The picture of the little one not crazy about wearing his hat made me burst out laughing.
Take care, my friend
SSF
xxx

Barb said...

Kaye, I just love the way you take us on such wonderful adventures!! That must have been a great time for you and your family. Such beautiful scenery ! Thanks for sharing!!!

Linda said...

Awesome pictures Kaye. It looks like you had a wonderful time. How great to have all of the kids with you.

Linda

Bea said...

Wow Kaye, what a wonderful time you had! Thank you for the beautiful pictures. I'm more than a little jealous about Byron Bay - it's been pelting rain and winds here.

Lesley said...

Fantastic photos,what a wonderful time you had.

Mini said...

Wonderful pics,Kaye. Thanks for sharing with us.

Vickie said...

What a fabulous time with ALL of you!

Ariadne said...

Great photos and you seem to have had a great time!I am so glad!AriadnefromGreece!

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

What great photos, it looks like a fantastic family oriented wedding. My cousins have all gone to a wedding in Ireland this week, it will be just as much fun but much less sunny!

Daniela Bencúrová said...

Kaye, again you have experienced a great week! Meeting with a family wedding, it's beautiful!
I wish you the luck!

Penny said...

Those pictures of Bryon Bay make me feel warm just looking at them - beautiful! So glad you could be together with your family. Love that campervan. : ) Fabulous photos!

Heather said...

It looks like you had a fabulous time!

Brigitte said...

Oh my, Kaye, this was armchair traveling par excellence. Thanks for sharing.

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