Tuesday, April 28, 2009
Now in Richmond, we have a 1860s cottage and will be here till Saturday am when we check out and go to lace day.
Spent today with Vicki and David Potter - such a nice time, thanks very much Vicki. We had a mutual exchange of bobbins and lace stuff. NICE ONE.
Still having troubles uploading photos, really will try to work it out tonight. Love to all. Judy & Eddie
Friday, April 24, 2009
Tuesday, April 21, 2009
We left Davenport and went westish. Went up the Bass Highway, towards Burnie via Leith, Ulvertsone, Penguin(I kid you not - you should see the garbage bins in the main street!), Sulphur Creek, Heybridge to Burnie.
We were blown away by the beautiful countryside, the foreshores etc, but somewhat underwhelmed by the towns. Small, tiny towns.
I had heard of a lace guild member who owned a B&B in the North West so contacted her. Marita and Phil, and arranged to stay @ theirs. The Mistover Strawberry Farm and accommodation at Yolla was just wonderful. Yolla is only 15 min drive from the sea but seems like the middle of nowhere. When I turned off the car, there was just no noise!! Only the dog and a couple of birds. Phil had started the fire and MMMM Nice! There was home made bread and strawberry jam for breakfast! a nice chat with Marita - who loved Eddies bobbins and onto Sheffield to check out their murals.
Sheffield was rather interesting, great pictures painted on the walls of the buildings etc, There is also the most wonderful looking huge mountain of rock called Mount Roland - photo to follow when I can use my own computer. From Sheffield we drove to Mole Creek.
I can now state without any chance of being laughed at that both Eddie and I have driven a stage of the Targa Tasmania. The fact that it doesn't start till next week is totally beside the point.
We have and are staying tonight at the Mole Creek Holiday Village, will be going over towards the Tamar valley for a few nights tomorrow.
Love to Ken Judy
Saturday, April 18, 2009
Now I have managed too get on line to update our holiday story. We flew out from Sydney last Friday, good flight down to Launceston except for the sore sinus for me with the pressure. We picked up the hire care @ the airport and found our rather basic accommodation. Went to the mision store and supermarket to pickup some stores for the eating of and off.
Nice night in after a ¨spuddies"spud for dinner.
We went to Launceston Lace Day, met Laura and Woodie ( gumlace buddies) and some other ladies from their group. DH Eddie showed off his bobbins - which were nicely received.
After lunch and some directions from Laura, we made our way towards Devenport.
After going to the Info Centre we went to our accommodation Mersey ???? Apartments. Such a nice one bedroom place. Tea from Bellas down stairs and an early night after the Bill
This morning we drove down to Latrobe and checked out the markets - ho hum - then the Axemens Hall of Fame, bowed to the photos of David Foster, saw the platypus/trout exhibition and then had lunch - an alfresco antipasto.
After lunch we drove down to Sheffield to look at the murals and had some Chinese passion fruit ice cream.
Uneventful drive back here to Davenport - bypassing ¨Nowhere Else¨ to get here to D Maccas and WON THE BATTLE WITH THE WIRELESS NETWORK.
DH is starting to sound a little like a Michael Pailin dvd.
Love to all the family and especially the Grandbabies. Will be in touch soon. Love to Ken. Judy and Eddie.
Sunday, April 12, 2009
Last night after the show we went to friends place for dinner. Wonderful food, company, wine and conversation. Thanks Phil and Rob for inviting us. Hope to see you again soon. Also welcome and good bye to our two visiting judges. Lovley to meet you and have a wonderful time for the remainder of your visit to Aus.
Bye for now - only 4 more sleeps till the tassie holiday. J