We usually aren't in Castlemaine on Saturday morning, so after going to the local fruit and vegie market (Bread Nazi very happy as a baker was selling loaves of sourdough bread there), we went our separate ways for a while: Bread Nazi stocked up on apples from our favorite apple grower in Harcourt before checking out the Hot Rod Show (Castlemaine is apparently the Hot Rod Capital of Australia). I checked into the local library for some peace and quiet, writing in my diary, and making notes from a new scrapbooking book that was on display. This was scrapbooking using your computer, which is right up my alley. One of my plans for this year is to start getting all our photos and other memorabilia in order. The scrapbooking phenomenon has really started to take off here. I just wish I weren't so inept when it comes to arts and crafts. Maybe by using a computer I can bypass that scissors and glue stuff a bit. Any readers into scrapbooking, computer or otherwise?
The weather was pretty chilly, but when we arrived about 5 p.m. Friday evening we went for a walk over the hills through a forested area, and that got us warmed up. Built a fire and ate our dinner next to it. We have always enjoyed eating outdoors in all seasons. I forgot my camera this weekend, so no photos of us sitting at our card table, lit by candle and firelight. But I think you get the idea.
Despite my last post indicating that I would want water and power at any place we lived in the country, for weekends and holidays we are quite happy to rely on the basics for lighting and keeping warm, and tank water from the sheds' roofs for drinking water and for our solar shower (!), and an overflow tank for dousing the fire and watering some trees and the ornamental grapevine.
Today we are back in Melbourne, and will be going to Melbourne International Flower & Garden Show. I've never been to it before, so am really looking forward to it.