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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, 27 September 2016

Taiwanese visitors....

Thought that I might just warn you that I might be a bit in absentia from blogland over the next week or two as we have visitors from Taiwan staying with us this week and next week I may be going up to Roma to stay with DS1 and DDIL.  The visitors are my DDIL's mother and her brother, Sophia and Vincent (that is their 'English' names).

 It is the first time that they have visited Australia and I think, the first time that they have actually visited a non-Asian country.  Vincent speaks some English and Sophia, a little bit, of course, to my shame, my Mandarin is almost non-existent.

So, we picked them up from the airport yesterday morning and, as they were keen to start sightseeing straight away, we headed to Werribee Mansion to show them a colonial grand home and then to lunch at the nearby Shadowfax Winery.

Werribee Mansion is just stunning, it was completed in 1877 by the Chirnside brothers, wealthy landowners. It is in the Italianate style.

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Marvellous, isn't it?



hugs, 



13 comments:

Carol said...

Such lovely photos of the mansion--love the dollhouse! Enjoy your visitors, Kaye--and good luck with the communicating :)

Margaret said...

Beautiful mansion indeed! Wow! Hope the visit goes well and everyone enjoys each other and the sights. Hope your communication goes ok too!

Bea said...

Wow, what an incredible estate! Love the dollhouse especially. Enjoy your company.

I am said...

Wow what an amazing place to show your visitors ,hope you have a lovely couple of weeks with your family Kaye xx

Carm said...

Love the pictures it was like being there, almost!

Julie said...

Have fun with your visitors, that's a fabulous place, great pics you shared.

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

Enjoy the time with your guests. It's always fun to see your country through the eyes of visitors too.
Love the dolls' house.

Lesley said...

What a fascinating visit and great photos.Hope you have a lovely time with your guests.

Melinda Forbes said...

I can't even imagine - The doll house was amazing love the bed rooms - and the bath tub too. Thank you for sharing.

Stitching Noni said...

Oh wow! Stunning
Enjoy your visitors :o)
Hugs xx

Christine M said...

You'll need a holiday when your visitors go home Kaye. I've been following all the places you've been visiting on fb. xx

Brigitte said...

Great to see all these pictures of the wonderful mansion. It always amazes me how tiny the bathrooms in such big houses are in comparison to all he other rooms and the hallways.
Have a lot of fun with your visitors.

Heather said...

Great pics I hope it was fun!

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