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Happy Australia Day

Posted on | January 26, 2016 | 11 Comments

Beautiful weather here for Australia Day. It makes it very easy to get out and enjoy the day.

Sunburnt Quilts 2016 - Australia Day

In fact, the whole weekend has been pleasant. We have spent much of it in Geelong as that city hosted the Festival of Sails.  I am not the sailor in the family so I did lots of watching  and driving to and from.

Sunburnt Quilts 2016 - (7)

Sunburnt Quilts 2016 - (6)Festival of Sails, Geelong

And this was a nice surprise for Australia Day – petrol under a dollar. I wonder how long it will last?

Sunburnt Quilts 2016 - (8)Petrol

To keep the Aussie theme going, I attended a high tea with a group of friends at Coombe Farm.

Sunburnt Quilts 2016 - (2)Coombe Farm

There is a restaurant built in the grounds of the home of Dame Nellie Melba.

Sunburnt Quilts 2016 - (5) Coombe Farm

It looks beautiful inside. The afternoon tea was delicious, of course. There is a tour of the gardens available and I am hoping to make a return visit especially for that.

Sunburnt Quilts 2016 - (4) Coombe Farm

No stitching to show, but there is binding going on another quilt.

I am off to be the taxi one more time as the sailing festival ends today.

Happy Australia Day.

Cheers, Karen



11 Responses to Happy Australia Day

  • Rachaeldaisy says:

    Don’t you think boats are wonderful to look at even if your not a sailor. Dame Nellie Melba’s house must have been interesting to see, definitely worth a trip to do a tour of the gardens.

  • Mary says:

    Wow, lots of fun and interesting things to do for Australia Day! I didn’t even know there is such a day; although I assume that people throughout the world celebrate much like we do. At the very least, I assume they celebrate their own countries in some way. It’s good to see that we’re not so special after all! I’d love to do some sailing and would really love to visit that beautiful home. Those ceilings! If you’re going to take a break from stitching, this is definitely the way!

  • Joan says:

    I love seeing photos of where others live. Had to laugh when I saw your petrol photo. I love taking photos just like that when I travel.

  • Linda King says:

    Looks like you had a great day!

  • Cheryl says:

    Sounds like a wonderful weekend Karen

  • Suz says:

    Coombe Farm looks delightful! I have never been there! I must remedy that in the future!

  • Beautiful grounds and what an interesting story! Looks like you’ve had a good time!

  • Anita says:

    Great pics Karen!!! You certainly had a great Australia Day indeed. Love the ceiling in that tea room, how yum. Glad you took a photo of how much the petrol was….how unreal! Enjoy the rest of your day.
    Cheers, Anita.

  • Shez says:

    Hi Karen,what a lovely day you have had,love your pics,gee I realize the price of petrol had gone down that much,enjoy your evening my friend

  • Marina says:

    Sounds like a great weekend even if your were playing taxi driver for most of it.

  • Happy Australia day. High tea sounds perfect. Mum’s taxi pays very poorly lol!


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