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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, 5 August 2017

The Alphabet Club_Saturday Detention for Y....





IS FOR


YARRA VALLEY 

This is the wine district about an hour's drive from our home (how good is that?)


Often, on a Sunday, TraderVic and I along with our dear friends, Marie and Tony, will go to the Yarra Valley to do some wine tasting and to have lunch at one of the many great restaurants in the area.  One of our favourites is De Bortoli's winery. On Sundays they have a set four course menu with matched wines - fantastic!

The Yarra Valley is so very pretty.



.... and, of course we have to stop at the Chocolate shop on the way home!



... and the Llama farm!







Anyway, that is all from me for the Letter Y but let me explain what The Alphabet Club is all about ....

  It is the brainchild of Chiara from The Grey Tail and Jo from Serendipitous Stitching and is loosely based on the premise of the movie "The Breakfast Club" - you can see the button for The Alphabet Club on my right sidebar.

On the first Saturday of each month, members of the club have "detention" and have to post about something that will enlighten others about their culture (as blogland is so diverse).  Of course, there should/could be something stitchy in there, if possible (although I seemed to have moved right away from that premise as the months have gone by, instead focusing on boring you all with quirky facts about Australia - lol!)

Each month will be a different letter of the alphabet - hence the club's name - and, of course, we started with "A" and now we are up to "Y",  the penultimate letter - almost the end of the alphabet but dear Jo tells me that she has a great idea for Life after Z - can't wait to find out what it is!

The Alphabet Club

Please visit Chiara's blog, The Grey Tail, for the link up post.

hugs,
 


12 comments:

Barb said...

What a lovely place. I always love seeing photos of your wonderful country!!

jocondine said...

Llama farm, chocolat shop and Winery/restaurant, that's the perfect day for me! Yummy! Why is it so far? xxx

Mary said...

The scenery is beautiful and I would love to visit a sweet shop that has such a variety. You certainly had a wonderful day!

Julie said...

I enjoyed my day our with you in your Y post. It does look a very beautiful place to see mother nature at her best.

OhSewCrafty said...

What a wonderful outing.... I love the wine country in California. There's no chocolate shop there though... that place looks like my idea of heaven. Happy stitching!

RJ said...

What a lovely area Kaye and what a great way to spend your day. RJ @ stitching friends forever

Margaret said...

Lovely! It's fun to see the beautiful places in Australia. The best armchair travel!

Brigitte said...

My husband and I come from a wine region here in Germany and I think my husband would relate to what you write about Yarra Valley and its wineries, whereas me, I don't drink wine. But what a great scenery you can find there. Thanks for sharing all the lovely picture.

Tiffstitch said...

OMG.. that chocolate shop! Piles of different chocolate chips? I'd probably be allergic, so it would be safe. :)

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

I don't drink wine, but I'll join you at the chocolate shop!
I've enjoyed hearing all about Aussie life over the past 25 months!

Lesley said...

Great Y post,your alphabet posts are so interesting Kaye,it is lovely to read about different places.

CJ said...

I would say that I loved the chocolate shop photo the best, I dream of a shop like that here. I image it smells wonderful. I think I need to find some chocolate.

CJ

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