This blog is all about me......I come here for respite in between caring for JoJo (our Daughter who has Special Needs)......I am addicted to starting new projects......I am becoming a fabric-a-holic... I love to try out recipes... take a beach walk and breathe in that salty blue to have coffee...sip a glass of a book......I am Queen of the Armchair and am inspired by all the wonderful blogs out there!!!

Thursday, March 26, 2015

~Friday at Nundle (Girls Day in the Country)~

This is the view outside our cabin
Lovely rolling hills with a creek out the front

JoJo on the verandah

Of course we had to go shopping
My purchases were beaded wooden bracelet and hat from Sac's on Jenkins
Thank you make us feel very welcome!!!

And next was a wicker basket........'real' shoe brushes and not plastic
some bouquet garni bags and even a little cotton bag to put leftover soap into and use again
Some enamel plates........and the most divine smelling Lavender soap
All from Odgers & McCLelland Exchange Stores

JoJo's choice......a tea towel.....we pay her to wipe the dishes from the dishwasher lol
she then puts it in a purse and saves up for a big shopping trip
some little Cup Cake bases and soap

We went up to The Cottage on the Hill and were greeted by these brightly coloured table and chairs
The Cottage on the Hill is a Patchwork Shop at Nundle which Kerry runs
Kerry also hosts GDITC every year and does an amazing job
Thank you so much Kerry!!!

Every year the gorgeous Chooky aka Donna organizes a Swap with Drinks and Nibbles on the lawn
Chooky and JoJo have a little private swap going on between them
which JoJo just loves being a part of
Thank You Donna for doing this with JoJo!!!
(Love this pic)

JoJo's swap gift from Chooky
 JoJo gave Chooky a jar of her favourite Strawberry Jam which I didn't take a picture of

All Swap gifts together

complete with Shez checking them out lol

I received this Primitive Pear pin cushion from Jan along with a pear fat 1/4......a pattern and a little peg holder 

JoJo was double lucky along with Chooky as they both received 2 gifts
JoJo's gift here
mmmmm might have to snaffle that fat 1/4

Peg and Dale posing away

The papparazzi were out in full force lol

Now they're checking it all!!!

The food at Mt Misery for dinner that evening
Sea Scallops Mornay (unfortunately I couldn't eat them but they looked good)

A Salad


A Tomato and Olive Salad

As part of the dinner we were able to go down into the Gold Mine Museum
This has been build over the years but there were some double metal heavy duty doors inside that blocked off the original gold mine which has caved in
Totally awesome

I'm a bit of a sucker for a bit of gold and fell in love with the Golden Horse Shoes so I purchased the bottom ones!!!
So sparkly!!!

I'll be back with Saturday's pics and our day with Lynette Anderson!!!


Anonymous said...

Hi Dzintra lovely pics my friend ,oh we we did have lots of fun,lol,love the gifts you received from the swap and love JoJo's gifts from Chooky,i so enjoyed catching up with you my friend xx

Jan said...

Dzintra, those swap gifts were from me - I hope you like them. I had fun making the pincushion and putting the parcel together. Hope you are having a great week.

Rachaeldaisy said...

It all looks wonderful and lots of fun. What a great dinner! You found some lovely souvenirs too!!

Chookyblue...... said...

great pics, swaps, food
so pleased JoJo loved her parcel.........

Peg - Happy In Quilting said...

Such an awesome weekend D it wa so good to spend time with our Jo Jo and of course Mr Armchair xx

Castles Crowns and Cottages said...

What a retreat my friend. Outdoors, food, friends, laughter, freedom....we ALL need more of this in our lives! Bravo for going out there and making this happen! Much love to you precious woman!

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