Still here, but you may have wondered where I have been. Well since we had a very, very, long weekend here in Australia (Fri, Sat, Sun & Mon) events were planned before we move next weekend.
Hubby's family have lunch together on Good Friday, so nearly all day was spent there. Fairly crowded with great-great-grandparents and aunts, great-grandparents, grandparents, children and grandchildren in multiples.
Then D3 & D2 and their partners decided they would like to have dinner with us. So we left hubby's gathering so I could get a meal together for my lot. Baked chicken pieces with veggie trimmings ... mmmm
Saturday, we were here (sorry, not a good photo using my phone)
At the Rosehill Races for the big Autumn Carnival Race, the Golden Slipper. A VERY BIG day and very, very, very crowded day too. Unfortunately, no big winners were found by the group we were with .....
Sunday we walked to the next suburb and had a relaxed breakfast with D2 & her partner and then walked home. My poor legs were so tired.
Then Monday, we decided to go the Sydney Royal Easter Show which is run by the Royal Agriculural Society. A chance for the country folks to show off to the city folks, and for the city folks to learn about country. And of course all the gimmicks that go along with that.
In 1822 the Agricultural Society of NSW (RAS) was formed by a group of Sydney's leading citizens with the aim of "furthering the quality of Australia's primary production by means of contests and competitions". More can be learnt here if your interested.
So I checked out the Food Pavilion as I love the display. Here is the one that won overall
And the one that won first for display
Then we were off the check out the craft - hubby to wood, photography and paintings, me to crochet, stiching and anything else that caught my fancy
and this amazing find in the timber section - wink, wink, nudge, nudge dear hubby of mine
Don't you want one too????
Spinning alpaca with four different spinning wheels
Then we were off to hubby's favourite event - Woodchopping!!!!!
It is fairly BIG event with attendees from all over Australia and the world - New Zealand, Canada, USA & Ireland were spotted while sitting watching
Was planning on showing you some of the animals too, but so wearied from this and remembering the long day and very, very, very, very sore feet and calves (ooowww)- it will have to do
Hope you all had a wonderful weekend too!!!