Our eldest daughter and I took her two teenage terrors and their teenage visiting cousin to Sovereign Hill in Ballarat today. Yep, it rained, again............
...you can see the pouring rain in this photo of some Troopers in training outside the bank. They were providing escort for the moving of gold!! One of the great things about the place is all the volunteers that make the 'hill' so genuine. The troopers think nothing of arresting misbehaving youth, telling them off for minor misdemeanors..
A little panning for gold is always called for, Bec thought she'd struck gold but alas, not so..!!
Samantha gave up after this, life was just too hard on the goldfields for these teens..
..a little retail therapy is good whatever era you're in though..!!
Ryan thought they might listen to him from the pulpit but his sister and cousin were still not taking him seriously....
The rain stopped every now and then but the mud was incredible, honestly, I don't know how those women managed back in 1861? The washing must have been horrendous, all those long skirts and petticoats and MUD...!!!! We had a great day despite the weather (and mud) but boy was I tired last night..!
Yesterdays mail brought lots more blocks for Sue's quilt, thanks to all of you again, I've updated the list on the side bar. Look at it, it's amazing..!!
Bec, thanks for all the tiny 2" HST blocks, they are going to come in so handy and Anne-Lise thanks for the little extra hug. :o)
Next week I'll take the blocks with me to my patchwork group and the girls will help with starting to sort out how we'll get them all together, really looking forward to that part and yes I'll take lots of photo's to show you all....