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Sunday, February 26, 2017

More February fun

 Last week was relatively busy. On Saturday, I headed down to Geelong to the Quilters' Guild, for sit n sew with the Gisborne (and St. Leonards) girls. That was enjoyable as always, with lots of interesting show and tell quilts, and an interesting speaker, who demonstrated her 'pixel' quilts, which were quite impressive. My friend Sue gave me a bag full of her lovely plums, which I cut up and pitted, to be frozen. I want to see if I can find an (easy) recipe for a yeast dough, to make a German-style plum cake. Yum!
On Tuesday we dropped Sherman off at Kepala, which was a new experience for him. He had a nice garden access suite (!) to lounge around in, and a couple of feline neighbours to talk to. We were certain he was in good hands.
 The photos are a bit out of order, but the next one is the Wildlife Photography of the Year Winner. We saw the exhibition in Geelong on the way home from our little excursion to the Mornington Peninsula. It's a great shot, but there were so many good ones to  choose from, the judges would have had a hard time making that decision. Well worth a visit.
We stayed in Rye for a few days, potterning around at the Tyabb Packing Shed one morning. Love that place, it has excellent antiques and other interesting bits and bobs. I even managed to find a new lens for my camera, a17-86mm one for my Canon. Very happy camper I was!
We took a few shots of the ubiquitous bathing boxes along Mornington's beaches. Always good fun. I had hoped for a reasonable sunset at the Rye back beach, but unfortunately the cloud cover was too thick. So the seagull was the most interesting thing we saw there.
Found some good eateries along the way. A fabulous Greek place in McCrae, Alatonero. Had some mezze dishes, and felt myself transported to Mykonos. And in Sorrento, we had dinner at Acquolina, a very authentic Italian restaurant, with excellent food and wine, and very welcoming staff. In Rye, we met with some friends at a Thai place (Ruby Modern Thai), where the food was scrumptious. In addition to that, we were located just across from the Gelateria in Rye, so I think it'll be Lite n Easy again next week!  

1 comment:

  1. Hee hee I thought those plums looked familiar!!! Great photos here Donna, what a bonus to find the camera lens. I hope to find one for my camera one day.