Tuesday, July 27, 2010

Random Holiday Happy Snaps + 100th Post GIVEAWAY!!!!!!

But first you have to "dig" through some randomly chosen highlights of our winter holiday!
The above pic was taken in the Central Deborah Gold Mine in Bendigo.

Imogene standing in front of one of the kiln's in the museum section at Bendigo Pottery.

Charlotte's birthday present from her sisters, My big girl turned 9 while we were away! We bought this awesome little sheep from Bob's Boutique, again in Bendigo, I could of stayed in that shop for hours *sigh* Oh that's right, I did!!

We also went to Sovereign Hill in Ballarat for Charlie's birthday, (scuse the year old beanies, I didn't realise how small and ridiculous they looked until it was too late!)

Being able to hire a pram was a highlight for me, ours didn't fit in the car for the trip.

Mind you Miss Jocie spent more time out of it then in!

And every single time she saw a horse she would start yelling "Horspey, Horspey Horspey" over and over again! It was so cute, we just had to buy her a little stuffed "horspey" as a souvenir for her! Charlie and Laura had chosen fan's while Imogene has a very very precious tube of gold flakes! And me, well I picked up a couple of thimbles of course!

In Melbourne we went to the Science museum, it was fantastic, my fave part was in the toilets, they had a hand drying thing that actually worked! OK maybe not my fave part but definitely worth a mention! No photos from the day though an experiment book and a mobile of the solar system will help the kids remember for a little while! Of course no trip to Melbourne would be complete without a trip to the zoo! The Meerkats were hilarious! Such posers!

Jocie was smitten with all the animals (another animal lover perhaps?)

She completely flipped out over the "B-Bears" and this lovely fella was right up against the glass, so close, so awesome!

The Seals got me, first just there sheer beauty and cheekiness brought me to tears, but then reading some of their stories, ack I'm tearing up again!

The butterfly house was a favorite for all of us, this one is the only one we managed to get a decent picture of though, and what a beauty too!

Oh and this is just for the record, Ice on my car!! This was taken on the way home, when we stopped overnight in Goulburn.

Now I've tortured you all through that, it's time for a GIVEAWAY!!!!
To enter all you have to do is leave a comment on this post, nothing fancy needed just say hello!
International entries welcome!
The only "rule" is that I absolutely must have a way to contact you (no-reply commenter's this means you!)
I will draw one name out of a hat in two weeks time on the 10th of August.
The winner will receive, (drum roll please) A Mini/Doll/Teddy Quilt made by me, specially for them!



  1. Seriously? That's very cool and generous!!Thankyou!
    Oh yeah...Hi :)

    Terrific holiday shot's. I would love to see that kiln in action. xo

  2. Love those pictures! The small beanies, the Mountain Buggy pram at Ballarat, the meerkats (my favourites too) and the Take and Toss cup on the icy car. Glad you had a good time away and made it home safe and sound.

    And congrats on 100 posts!

  3. One hundred! I never win competitions, no matter how many I enter, but I just keep entering!

  4. It looks like you had a fantastic holiday! And thanks for reminding my brain of my own Sovereign Hill memories :)

  5. A hand dryer that works! I love the dyson ones. Our youngest loved the butterfly house too. He was over excited and jumpy our whole visit, then washed over by calm in the butterfly house :)

  6. Thanks for entering my giveaway! Count me in for yours! :) Isn't the mine in Bendigo fun?! I took my host parents from Denmark down last year. I wasn't brave enough for the adventure tours though... tiny dark places, no thanks! lol

  7. Looks like you guys had a fun holiday, Happy Birthday to your big girl! Im looking forward to a visit down there and taking my kids to the zoo! Have a great week Kelly! x

  8. It looks like you guys had a great holiday. Love the shot of the frost - I got one similar the other day - something ethereal about it eh? Would love to be in your giveaway too!!! x

  9. Wow Kelly, it looks as though you guys have had a fabulous holiday. We have lived in Victoria for nearly 6 years now and we still haven't visited Sovereign Hill. Must do it. I love your pics the girls are gorgeous. And you have made a doll quilt too, aren't they fun? yay! xo

  10. what a fantastic time you had .. my mum and i were in bendigo a few weeks ago and i grew up in ballarat ... we took dh's grandson to sovereign hill in jan this year. all around that part of victoria has so much to enjoy. thanks for the giveaway.

  11. Your pictures tell a story of a loving family enjoying each other on many adventures! Thanks for the chance to win a wee quilt.

  12. thank you for the giveaway!

  13. Great pictures, what a great giveaway! kimmymay03@yahoo.com

  14. love the pics!! Gorgeous gorgeous girls!! I'm coming next time! xoxo

  15. lovely family pics, your girls are gorgeous! thanks for the giveaway chance!

  16. Thanks Kelly for the lovely opportunity to win something you have made! Well done on 100 posts - keep them coming!