This time when we were in Canberra we stayed in a hotel, we usually stay at our daughter’s but there was a big birthday party happening there!
The hotel we stayed at was known as Olims and the Hotel Ainslie when we lived in Canberra, it is now the Mercure. It is one of Canberra’s oldest hotels and was used to house politicians and public servants in days gone by. This is the view from our apartment balcony.
While we were in Canberra we took the opportunity to visit the Bison Australia ceramic workshop in Pialligo. Bison stoneware ceramics are beautifully handcrafted pieces and have been photographed in numerous magazines and sold around the world. You can purchase firsts, seconds or samples from the workshop. I love their products and we intended to buy some tea bowls as a house warming present for our daughter. Bison is in the throws of creating a new range at the moment which is due to debut in four days time. I am looking forward to seeing it. The Melbourne store is closed at the moment and undergoing refurbishment in readiness for the new range.
The workshop was closed when we arrived so we went to the Tulips Cafe for breakfast and returned to Bison later.