Life has been pretty hectic for me recently so I decided to head to Melbourne for a few days of R&R. Russell was busy at the Australian Kart Championships so I decided to spend some time doing me stuff. I wandered around the city......trying to get some steps up......I really do need to get out and start exercising more! On the Friday there CUB horses were at Southgate which was a lovely surprise.
I decided to take in a movie.......Bridget Jone's Baby. I knew that Russell wouldn't be breaking his neck to see it so I decided to watch it on my own. Of course I took my stitching with me so I had a relaxing afternoon prepping for some applique.
Saturday I caught a tram up to Queen Victoria Market. The smells and sounds bought back great memories when Russell and I lived in Melbourne and would go in and buy our meat and vegetables for the week. So much more fun than going to the supermarket.....and just between you and I Russell was a bit of a hoon with the shopping cart....no-one dared to get in his way! It's been about 33 years since then, but I think that these models were there way back in the early 80's by the look of them.....scary.....very scary!
The Arts Centre was my destination on Sunday. There was a Market on but there was also a free exhibition of costumes worn by Kylie Minogue on her tours.
It was a great little exhibition.....she sure is a petite little woman.
But alas the gold hot pants are not on display :(
Sunday was also the last day of the last round of Australian Kart Championships, so the big presentation dinner was on that night at the Medallion Club at Ethihad Stadium. We got glammed up and off we went. They were taking photos as we entered which caught me off guard.......I wish that I had been able to take my coat off!
Monday saw Russell at a meeting all day so I decided to catch the train and head off to the Royal Melbourne Show. I was excited to bump into Goochy and stayed to watch the dog jumping and also the FlyBall demonstration.
The dogs, their owners and the crowd thoroughly enjoyed the demonstration.
I was also excited to see that Judy Florey won a first prize with her beautiful quilt. It was my turn to say to the lady beside me that "I know the lady who made that quilt" when she said how beautiful it was. Congratulations Judy!
I stopped by the Showbag pavilion to make my purchases.......you cannot possibly go to the show and not get a Bertie Beetle Show Bag....can you!
My diet starts next week!
It was lovely to have a few days away but we are both glad to be back home again. I have lots to do before the Craft & Stitches Fair at Caulfield in October, so I will be stitching my fingers off over the coming weeks.