Tuesday, 18 May 2010

Back home again

I have actually been home for a couple of days, but it has taken me this long to get organised to put some words to paper - I have had fun catching up on some blogs though, but have many more to go.  The conference was a fantastic experience - as always.
This lovely pincushion was in our bag of godies handed out to each one of the 23 partners there. The organising committee did a great job.
I think this will be a disorganised post.  I remember there was a new way of uploading photos which I had only just started to use before I went away and I have completely forgotten what I did - this isn't working tonight - aarrrgh!

We lived in luxury - this was the only room left in the motel, what a shame!  It was huge, over 24 paces long - but with a very small hanging cupboard - oh well you can't have everything.  The bed was very comfy too, and as we had a kitchen there was no problem with my morning toast and coffee.
I told you there would be lots of eating etc.  Well, the first day we were taken to the Marina for lunch, a beautiful setting.  I had fish and chips.  Normally, I just leave the chips and eat the fish and salad, but these were the best chips I have ever had in my life I think, so I ended up without one left on my plate.  I needed to walk to leave room for the next delicacy
We were taken to Sandy's home for high tea with all the lovely fine bone china etc., and all the home cooked and decorated food selections - lots more walking needed.  It was just as well that I had a 15 minute walk from the motel to the meeting point for the buses which were taking us to the evening welcome function - more eating, but I didn't take my camera with me!
The weather was fantastic, especially as we had left Mackay in rain - again.  We were very lucky with the traffic.  While we were travelling south, all the heavy vehicles were coming north, including 12 escorted wide loads!  Of course the northern trek for the grey nomad caravanners has started so there were plenty of them as well.  When we were returning, there were almost no caravans and all the heavy transports were travelling south!!  We only came across one escorted wide load and they were just stopping at a service station - how lucky can you get.
I need to put some pea soup into the slowcooker to be ready for lunch tomorrow so I shall tell you some more tomorrow.  I hope to get back to some sewing soon also, I have finally caught up with all the accumulated paperwork and the washing and ironing.  Cheers.


  1. Sounds like you had a good time Robin and the food looks excellent. What a lovely pincushion.

  2. Glad your trip was so successful Robin. The little pincushion is sweet - good job it has no calories after all that delicious food!

  3. Nice to have you back Robin, and thank you for sharing the lovely photographic memories of your time away. What a beautiful meal and the 'high tea' setting just marvellous. Sweet little pincushion for your 'gift', and I'm sure it will take pride of place amongst your sewing goodies. Thanks for such cheery photos.


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