|St Erth's - The Diggers Club, Blackwood, Victoria|
I grabbed the opportunity for a break away from the family today. All women should learn to read "the signals" so that when an opportunity such as this arrives you can grab it and run before it disappears. All family members must be well fed and have planned activities. Snacks must be available throughout your intended period of absence and there be some sort of resemblance of order to the house. Knowing of course that when you back it wont still be that way. Just Breathe. You have to be prepared for the odd phone call although it helps if you drive into a mobile reception black hole like we did today.
Despite an afternoon of chatter (i seem to have that effect of people) Jess has Laryngitis so it was like spending the afternoon with Demi Moore beside me, though way more interesting. Once we escaped her family as well (I'm getting good at this) we took a quick drive to Blackwood to visit St Erth's, one of The Diggers Club's gardens.
You Tube - The Diggers Club
|See my gorgeous blond companion. That bag looks like its full already but its full of empty bags in anticipation of of a splurge.|
|Jess browsing the wares.|
There are beautiful gardens to explore but i think we will come back and do this in spring when everything is in full bloom and the Cafe is open with coffee.
We spent quite a bit of time in the car park talking, admiring the split paling fence and chomping on contraband.
With Jess and I its a bit of a challenge to out gift each other. I think she won today and apart from the excellent company i came away with some seriously big potatoes (that had been gifted to her), seeds, a bag of wood that Martin kindly sought and delivered to the car and some prize winning turnips.
|I'm encouraging Jess to take this one on as a gift for the future. It smelt divine but I'm not paying $7 a block. Looks like something she could learn at Gav and Kym's advanced soap course coming up.|
Advanced Soap Making - 31 August
Once back at Jess's she took the lemons & butter i had brought, added some of her eggs and sugar whipped up some Lemon Butter. Its took minutes of standing there watching (not stirring) in her Thermomix. Do i need another reason to get one? The price is not falling fast enough for me.
|Look at the colour - you know it was her fresh eggs don't you?|
|Cheeky girl, i took seven photos before i got won that wasn't a blur. Such energy!|
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