Our National Library :Australian children’s literature, so many memories.

Our younger daughter and our son both live in Canberra and we will be there in February.   I would like to pay a visit to the National Library as they have a wonderful exhibition on at the moment called Storytime.

“Story Time is curated thematically, exploring common themes in Australian children’s literature. Below are some highlights from the exhibition. Get ready to venture into a kaleidoscopic landscape of words, pictures, people, places and animals as Story Time reacquaints you with old friends and introduces you to new ones.”

We will be there just before the exhibition finishes so I will need to make sure we get to Canberra a day earlier than planned.

It was delightful reading the online version which you can find here. I was reminded of the many books our children had when they were growing up.  Lovely memories.

 

More Metung news

There has been more happening in the village recently.  For a few years now there has been talk of hot springs being developed here in Metung.  Many years ago there was a thermal pool near Chinaman’s Creek but it was closed down and sealed over by EPA.

Apparently the company that operates the Mornington Peninsula Hot Springs are now going to develop a similar site here in Metung.

This is what it will eventually look like.

At the moment all that is visible is this.

That is where a bore went down to locate the hot water.

I recently visited the hot springs in Mornington and I am delighted that one day we may have something similar here in Metung.

Time!

Where on earth has the previous month gone?  I should also say almost all of this month too.  I see that it was October 31st when I last posted on the blog.  I wrote about my October reading I will need to let you know what I read in November and also December when I get posting again.

I can account for three of the weeks when I was on holiday in New Zealand, more on that later, but the rest of the time has gone in a whirlwind and now Christmas is almost upon us and I haven’t put up the Christmas tree yet.  Today is going to be very busy as I have a few things to get done.

This is the Christmas wreath I spoke about in a post way back in January.

I hope to get a Christmas wreath made this week.

We have just returned home from a quick visit to Canberra where we were able to catch up with our son and our younger daughter as we will not see them at Christmas.  It was great to be able to deliver our Christmas presents and to get the added surprise that they will be visiting us after Christmas.  I had to post our presents to our elder daughter but I know she was delighted when she received them.

Prior to our visit to Canberra I had been down in Melbourne for a week with our elder daughter and her family.  I was keeping her company while her husband was away in Ethiopia for three weeks.  I had a lovely time just chilling with her.  I was also able see an end of year theatre performance by my granddaughter and was able to watch my grandson playing cricket.

I have to admit that much of my time has been spent watching cricket on television and now the Big Bash League has started I will be watching even more.  At least I get some knitting or crochet done while that is on.

Now you know I am still on the planet and I will get back to proper posting tomorrow.

 

 

Another flannie.

I finally got around to finishing the second shirt for my granddaughter.  I do tend to get waylaid by things so it has taken a while to get this finished.  I quickly parceled it up and posted it without delay.  I parceled it up so quickly that I neglected to put the card inside.  Hopefully my granddaughter will get the shirts before it is too warm to wear them when she helps her dad working in the shed and on “Bluebell”.

 

These shoes were made for me!

I have been to Melbourne for two days as I had a voucher that needed to be redeemed.

My children gave me a voucher for my 70th birthday in December to get custom made shoes at Habbot in the Royal Arcade Melbourne. It has taken me this long to get myself organised to make the trip to Melbourne to do this.

I rang before going to Melbourne and discovered that they no longer offer custom made shoes and my voucher could now only be used to buy off-the-shelf shoes.  I was a little disappointed but was still happy that I was going to be able to get shoes that I normally wouldn’t spend that much money on.

When I arrived at the shop I saw there was a sign on the door and I thought it would be just my luck that the shop was closed for renovation or some such.  Luckily the sign was just to say that it was closed for ten minutes so I went for a coffee.

It is a beautiful little shop.

I suffer from the problem of having generously proportioned feet so the styles that were available to me were limited.  I did find some that I loved so I was very happy.  I do have wonderful children who know me well.

My beautiful birthday shoes.

I had a project in mind.

I bought two pieces of fabric two week ago as it is a while since I last did any sewing.  I had a project in mind but it needed to wait until I got back from my bike ride in Melbourne.

I bought flannel to make a couple of work shirts for our granddaughter.  The pattern can be made with a hood but I decided just to keep it as a shirt.

I also decided to go with the pocket and front band cut on the bias just to change things up a bit.

I have the second shirt cut out so it should get done on the weekend.  I hope they fit.