Monday, August 30, 2010

Canberra - Jindabyne - Smiggins

30 August 2010

I can’t believe how quickly the time is flying. It was interesting working at the Perisher booth during the elections. We had people from all states and territories of Australia come in to vote. Who would believe you would have a ski in ski out polling booth in Australia! It was the first time in 23 years that an election was held in winter. The weather was foul – it was very cold and extremely windy but the good part was that it brought snow.

I am still working on a grandson’s quilt. I was hoping to finish it by this coming weekend but I will see how I will go.

In between looking after grandchildren here we have made several trips home. We visited the Canning Stock Route exhibition that is just fabulous. It presents this remote part of Australia from the perspective of the indigenous people. There was so much information to take in that we know we are going to revisit it again. As I was going past CMAG I noticed that they had the Lithuanian tapestry on show in the window.  It used to hand in the Lithuanian CLub before the club was sold.  Now it has a home with CMAG.

Last Wednesday my quilting friendship group celebrated its birthday and we had a lovely dinner out. We toasted the member who passed away earlier in the year. Then on Thursday I went to the Experimentalist group meeting which as always is inspiring. The challenge of ‘Looking sideways’ proved to be thought provoking for members of the group.

Friday I was back in the mountains enjoying the lovely sunny days and the beautiful snow. Four grandchildren were also here during the weekend. By being in the snowies in winter we see more of all our grandchildren during this time of the year than in any other time as they all gravitate here with their parents in winter.

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