Patra's Other Place

I started out with Patra's Place, primarily dedicated to my linen collection and stitching projects. But I kept getting side-tracked, so I decided to create Patra's Other Place for anything not related to embroidery topics. So you now have a choice. If you are interested in me, read this. If you only want to see my linen and stitching, visit Patra's (original) Place! (Please note that by clicking on any of the photos, they will be enlarged to fill your computer screen.)

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Location: Melbourne, Vic., Australia

I am married to Ken. We have no children except a cat and a collection of Australian parrots, finches, canaries and a dozen hens.

Sunday, August 28, 2011

It has been a pleasant weekend here.

Saturday was such a lovely sunny day that we spent most of it outside in our yard. After I'd hung two loads of washing out, I joined Ken up at the aviaries. He had just finished mowing the lawn, and although tired, was very pleased with himself.

So I cut some sandwiches and brought them up to the top of the yard with cans of Coke, and we ate while watching the budgies and finches dancing around in the sun on their perches.

I made sure both cats were securely inside the house, and then let the chooks out to do the "free range" thing on the newly mown lawn. But they were more interested in pecking crumbs of bread from Ken's hand.

Today, the annual Wattle Festival was held at Hurstbridge (about 20 minutes drive from our place) and so we set off just after midday in bright sunshine again. Another beautiful day weatherwise - could not have been better for this local festival. The animal nursery is always popular with little kids, and I can't resist photographing them with the animals.

The vintage steam train is a major event in the festival every year, and due to our previous involvement with Steamrail a few years ago, when we arrived on the platform to see the train, the volunteer officers pounced on us to hop aboard for a free ride!

A yard full of magnficent vintage cars.

And another favourite ride every year is the Cobb & Co. coaches.

There was also a small quilt show, and I took heaps of photos, but you will have to go to one of my other blogs here to see them if you are interested.


Blogger cell said...

what a nice little picnic you had there! the chooks must've thought so too!

Tuesday, 30 August, 2011  

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