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All the last minute things that you find you have to do in the lead up to a show and someone chucks a curve ball at you!  Thanks to the help of my lovely friend Mary Jane, I have managed to get everything in order and will be leaving at the crack of dawn for the wilds of central west NSW.

However , my dear little cat deserves no thanks at all… in the midst of all this packing she thinks its a great lark to bring in her latest catch – a young rat – and let it loose in the lounge room!  Luckily both the cat and the rat were successfully ejected into the back garden.  I’m not going to imagine what took place…. Cats – they are such helpful creatures!

This is a of sample new project from Ella and Skysie I have just completed – it will be available as a special gift to customers at the CraftAlive shows this year but I thought I would post it here to celebrate friendship – thanks again, MJ.  You’re a star!

May the hinges of friendship never grow rusty!



As the Man About The House was leaving for four weeks in the UK the day after the show finished in Broken Hill, I decided to give it a shot at driving right through back to Melbourne in the faint hope I might get back to at least say goodbye!

I packed the car with most of the stuff I had been living with in the cottage, made sure everything was clean and tidy and had an early night in anticipation of being able to get away before dawn.

It was a great drive down from Broken Hill to Wentworth….dodging those b*/#$@y goats….damn it if those things aren’t THE most stupid creatures!!!!

As I got closer to Wentworth, strangely familiar silhouettes graced the tops of the rises.  This year celebrates the 75th anniversary of the release of the Citroen TA – famous for the introduction of front wheel drive in standard production cars. I have one of these fabulous cars tucked under the carport and have been a fan (and owner) since my teens.

Running repairs on Effie after she had crossed the Nullabor in '93

Running repairs on Effie after she had crossed the Nullabor in '93

It was a delightful to see 14 of them as they passed head north to their next overnight stop in Broken Hill.  Seeing these cars  has prompted me to go search out all those photos of mine and scan them so I can put together an online record of my Citroen adventures over the years.

I made it back to Melbourne in time to find the MATH not yet packed and fighting with the computer….oh dear!  Suffice to say, he made it the airport in one piece and I did get to say goodbye.

“I’ve been everywhere, man, I’ve been everywhere!’

It certainly feels as if I have – and there have been some gaps in me posting here of late. There have been some fun things happening so hopefully I will get back up to speed.

It is my intention to play catch up…..hope you find something to interest you amongst all the posts to come!

The tip of the iceberg.... actually the fence tip from a wonderful old mansion I found out on the highway!
The tip of the iceberg…. actually the fence tip from a wonderful old mansion I found out on the highway!

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