australia

Thank you to all the wonderful guest bloggers who contributed articles on my month long hiatus – I am back at the helm (behind the scenes though for another week and a half with guests posting) while I get a few things done.

We had a super duper adventurous trip (with a few misadventures along the way too). I’ll let the pictures do the talking … for more pics from our trip I have a tumblr!

Lots of great scenery. (Flinders ranges) [We stayed at Wilpena pound camp ground - great place]

These amazing colours zooming past the car window.

Dirt roads – and an even dirtier car.

Some car travel crafting. [I am using some self striping yarn I bought from Etsy]

A misadventure. (Oodnadatta track)

Another misadventure (there were more but I got over photographing every one!)

Breathtaking sunsets. (Painted desert – SA) [We camped at nearby Arckaringa station - good facilities - a bit barren but turned out to be perfectly so - amazing sunsets]

And sunrise (cheeky kids too!) (Painted desert – SA)

Walking on inland salt lake – Lake Eyre

There is black sludge underneath that layer of salt

Camp fires

Lots of reading and cooking by the camp fire (the colours of the earth were incredible).

We ended up here. (Oodnadatta)

Musical junk sculpture in the middle of the desert. (Oodnadatta track)

Standing in front of a railway water tank from the old Ghan railway. (Oodnadatta track)

Wearing fly screen masks in a desert ruin and pretending to be a zombie. (Farina ruins) [We camped at the Farina Station campgrounds - an excellent find]

Cheeky kid wearing a pink hat. (notice our muddy camper trailer in the background)

We did some fishing too. (Murrumbidgee river) [Yanga National park - great spot]

Scruffy happy kids on the way home (sitting on a real submarine HMAS Otway - that happened to be decommissioned and resting in an inland town)

 

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The Craft and Quilt Fair (with a bit of beading thrown in for good luck) continues in Perth today and finishes this Sunday, having already been to Newcastle, Gold Coast and Townsville. It then continues across the rest of the nation and over to our neighbours in New Zealand:

  • Sydney – June 11 – 15, 2008, Sydney Exhibition Centre, Darling Harbour
  • Hobart – June 27 – 29, 2008, Derwent Entertainment Centre, Brooker Highway, Glenorchy
  • Melbourne – July 24 – 27, 2008, Melbourne Exhibition Centre, Southbank
  • Canberra – August 7 – 10, 2008, Exhibition Park, Mitchell
  • New Zealand – September 18 – 21, 2008, Claudelands Events Centre, Claudelands Hamilton
  • Brisbane – October 22 – 26, 2008, Brisbane Exhibition Centre, South Bank
  • Adelaide – November 6 – 9, 2008, Adelaide Showground, Wayville
  • Go to the website to see a list of exhibitors for each state.

    For you West Aussies, I’m going this afternoon :) You locals get on down and support the fair, in my opinion the best that comes to Perth and it’s only once a year! Looking forward to seeing the ladies from Amitie again.

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