Monday, May 28, 2012

Down South

We have been going to Dunsborough for years and have always meant to check out the Saturday morning cake sale at at place called Harwood's which is on the main road just before you get to Dunsborough.

This weekend we actually did it, and what an undiscovered treasure it turned out to be.  The homemade cakes are sold in a little farm building on the property which you can't even see from the road.  The cakes are delicious and the building is magical.

Monday, May 21, 2012

Out in the Park

I took our dog for a walk in Hyde Park the other day, and it was wonderful to see so many people (and ducks) out and about enjoying the beautiful Autumn weather in the park.





And the carpet of golden leaves in the only hint that it's actually Autumn!

Friday, May 18, 2012

Window Gazing in Melbourne

Without having to send a single cent in Melbourne you can just absorb the creativity by going for a stroll and looking in windows.

Saturday, May 12, 2012

Camberwell Markets

Whenever I am in Melbourne I try and get to Camberwell Markets.  People come from everywhere to sell and buy things.

This chap had obviously loaded up the contents of his farmyard shed into the ute to see what he could sell.

A veritable treasure trove!

Wednesday, May 9, 2012

An Astonishing Thing Happened

I was walking along Bridge Road in Richmond on Sunday afternoon and decided to have a quick look in the Red Cross op shop.

I walked in the door to find a group of people sitting in a circle and weaving what looked like an enormous spider's web.  I was immediately invited to join the circle and was handed a ball of coloured wool.  The idea was that you twisted your wool around your chair leg and all the other wool and then threw your ball of wool to someone else in the circle.  If you got the yellow ball of wool you could ask a question of someone in the circle and so it went.

The end result will be a piece of woven fabric which can be made into something and then sold, with the proceeds going to the Red Cross.

All the wool was donated.  The lady on the left is a Korean artist who masterminded the project.  The guy on the right works for the Red Cross and organised everything.

Tuesday, May 8, 2012

Melbourne in May

I'm just back from 4 wintry days in Melbourne.  I visit Melbourne often and this time I went adventuring with my daughter in Carlton and Hawthorn where we discovered some amazing places.

This time I stayed at The Hatton in South Yarra, a place I used to stay years ago when I travelled to Melbourne for work and which, I am happy to say, has only got better and better as time goes by.

Tomorrow I will show you some of the places we discovered.

Tuesday, May 1, 2012

Sunny Windowsill

Washing the dishes is so much cheerier when there is a brightly coloured flower on the kitchen windowsill.