Sunday, 1 November 2009

It's been a little while....

It's been a little while since I blogged....
The folks are here for a holiday (their first to Tassie) and so our time has been well spent playing proud tour guide.
We have managed to cover some miles since they arrived and with the beautiful weather we have been having down here, it's been nice to get to know all of these wonderful places again and see it through their fresh eyes as well.
Unfortunately my Dad cannot walk as far as he used to, but fortunately, there are plenty of great places to drive to.
One of the places we've been to is Beaconsfield. Most will know of this town because of the Anzac Day 2006 Beaconsfield Mine Disaster. We went through the Beaconsfield Mine & Heritage Centre and were really impressed with both the size of the place and the effort that has gone into it all. Worth a look if you are in the area. What the two men went through is documented really well and I definitely have more of a sense of their survival in extreme circumstances. Scary stuff...
The Centre is also on the sight of the original mine in the area and so you get to walk through ruins of the old pump house - I think it contrasts nicely with the current operating mine.
This abandoned shed lies just back from the main street in the town. Hubby and I had seen it on a previous visit and were pleased to get back again so we could photograph it.
These Californian Poppies are in the garden at a Lavender Farm in Rowella - what brilliant colour! Tassie is putting on her best face for my folks visit - I am totally grateful!
Another driving trip today through the North West of Tassie and tomorrow we are hitting the Deloraine Craft Fair - apparently the largest of its kind in the southern hemisphere! Yay!

1 comment:

Ness Lockyer said...

I have just come from the vintage rose blog to say hi.
I am in Beaconsfield and just laughed to see the old stone abrn. I would love that for my store!
I will be coming to the markets so I will stop by and say hi.
Ness xx