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Wednesday, May 7, 2014

Back home and back into the routine...

DH and I flew from Hong Kong on Sunday, arriving in Brisbane at 11.38 pm. Having ePassports meant we were out of the terminal in no time and on our way home. A quick stop at a Service Station for milk and eggs and we were home by 12.30 where Eduardo greeted us enthusiastically :-). 
Eddie decided that he would sleep on yours truly; that way he would be alerted if we went away again. :-) 

On Monday I headed off to Scarborough for the Monthly Knit and Natter. Monday was a special one as the Mothers' Day multi draw raffle was being drawn.


 I had arrived late (as I had slept in) but still got there in time to draw out a prize winner. The winner of the throw that I had donated had already been drawn out and it was one of the members who, with her 2 daughters, makes an incredible number of items for K4BN each year. 

Then a large birthday cake was brought out to celebrate May birthdays, in particular Peter's birthday which had been the day before. Peter's wife started K4BN and Peter has provided her and the group with so much support; he is one special man. 

Peter loves Show and Tell time and once again he took the lead in this, making sure that we all got to see each others' work. The number of items was impressive...bags of beanies, toys, gloves and beanie sets, jumpers and many rugs in varying sizes. 
Here is just a small section of the donations brought in that day...
A bag of toys...

Some teddies knitted in Indigenous colours...

Just one of the many rugs...

A large blanket (it's folded in half in the pic) in Indigenous colours...

An adult sized jumper...

A toddler's jumper...


A cute hat...

A lovely knitted vest...


It is so nice to be home and getting back into the familiar routines. 
I will continue to write occasional posts about the rest of our trip, and share photos that we took. I loved all the places that I went to, but especially loved meeting up with Janice in the beautiful and historical village Hebden Bridge, And also catching up with Heather and Alison. There were lots of highlights but maybe the Dawn Service for ANZAC Day and the Falkirk Wheel were a smidgen ahead of all those other places :-)

10 comments:

Dorothy said...

You look so warm and comfy tucked up in bed with your beloved Eduardo ! Isn't it good to get back to your own bed after being away. I followed your o/s posts and it was obvious you were having a fantastic time. Loved show n tell. xox

Maria said...

Welcome back and you do look comfy in your bed with Eldurado...No wonder you slept in.
Looks like you got back in the swing of things though and had a great day with your generous friends.
Loved seeing all your great photos of your travels....

Janice said...

I am so impressed how quickly you have got back into life at home. That knitting group really is amazing.....what lovely people, and how talented. It was such a pleasure to meet you and B. when you came to Hebden Bridge. It is just a small bit of England, and not as impressive as many of the lovely places you have been in your trip...but it is very Yorkshire ! And I am so pleased you liked it.
Fondest wishes to you both
Janice xxxx

Nanette said...

Welcome home Maria, a wonderful time away, and how nice to get back and head straight off to a knit and natter. Looking forward to hearing more snippets of your travels.

Peg - Happy In Quilting said...

Welcome home.......thanks for taking us on your journey..

Jeanette said...

Welcome home Maria. Thanks for sharing your journey. I don't think anything could beat a dawn Anzac service in France except maybe Gallipoli. Hugs,xx

allotmentadventureswithjean said...

Welcome back Maria.
Thank you for sharing your wonderful trip with us.

Susan said...

Happy return to home Maria. I really appreciated you so generously sharing your trip with us. I got a real kick out of it.
As others have already said ... isn't it so nice to be back in your own bed!! Cheers now and enjoy getting back into your routine. Oh and Eduardo looks one contented cat once more :D)

Vireya said...

Welcome home! I've enjoyed your travels immensely. I learned a few things along the way, too. So thanks for all your interesting, informative, and generous posts during your travels.

Marit Johanne said...

I am sure it is good to be home, and I am sure your cat is happy too!
It is great what they do in your knitting group.