Monday, May 14, 2012
Hi everyone! Well, it's taken me a week to get organised after my whirlwind trip interstate to Melbourne on 5th & 6th May. With my girlfriend (and neighbour) in tow, the weekend started out with a 2.5 hour drive from my hometown to Sydney's Kingsford Smith Airport - lots of fun spent chatting and laughing. We treated ourselves to a glass of wine and some cheese and crackers on the flight (something I wouldn't normally do, but am so glad we did!) Arrived in Melbourne to dreary skies and cold weather - so glad I rugged up and brought my thick jacket and a couple of scarves! We picked up the hire car and found our way to the hotel in the city - easy when you have a GPS ha! ha! As promised, we met up with Wayne Lim (Wayneston Bears) and his family who flew all the way from Singapore to attend the show - our first stop: The Eureka Skydeck on Melbourne's Southbank - 88 floors up and nothing in between us and the road below except a glass floor!!!!
Sunday, May 6, 2012
Hi everyone - as some of you know, I've been away from home for a few weeks in Phuket, Thailand which was absolutely bliss!!! This meant no work, no answering phones, no planning and cooking meals after work, no washing or ironing (yuk!) and beautiful warm and humid weather. It was lovely to enjoy summer weather, at least for a couple of weeks - we seemed to miss out on summer here in my part of the world this year. Of course, the break away meant a hiatus away from my beloved bear making - although I did manage to stash a couple of cut out bears into my bag to sew up while I was away. Those little bears are from my newly developed pattern, and they will be making their debut this Sunday (6th May) at the Melbourne Teddy Bear Fair in Berwick, Victoria.