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!