Monday, 9 June 2008

Queens Birthday Weekend

I have had a great long weekend. This weekend I had a friend come and stay. We use to live together with another girl (my sister in law), while we were at uni about 10 years ago. It was so nice to see her.

On the Saturday we went to the Danish Flower Art. It is a great little place that has a cafe, and craft shops and a iron works shop. They sell gourd's that you can paint and decorate for your garden. They also have a bead shop which my friend loved as she makes jewelry.





Then we went to Black Forest Hill which sells Australia's largest collection of German Grandfather Clocks and Cuckoo Clocks.

They don't just sell clocks they have Christmas decorations, babushka dolls, original German children's outfits, dolls, bears, linen, and the list goes on. It is such a lovely shop. My daughter loves to look at the gold fish where the water wheel is.



Then we went to The Chocolate Cottage, which is one of my favourite cafes. The have a huge range of home made chocolates plus other yummy things. The cafe is in an old house and is so warm. The gardens are cottage style with a big open area for the kids to play. Then there are the other shops that are behind the cafe. Scrapbooking a shabby shop, a quilting shop and an Australian shop. It is such a lovely place. After that we went home with our bag of goodies.

Then on Sunday we went to Picnic point for a picnic. After lunch and a play at the park we went for a walk along the walking tracks to take in the views.





Later that afternoon the three of us old roomies we went out for coffee and were lucky enough to find a cafe that happened to have a live jazz band playing. It turned out that one of the band members went to school with my friend. Small world:) After that we went our for a movie The Chronicles Of Narnia: Prince Caspian

I had the best weekend, it was so nice to get out. I have prob used up all my outings for the year in this weekend alone:). Hope you all had a lovely weekend as well.

Bek

PS

Check out Joannes blog Cottage in the Making to enter her give away.

9 comments:

elizabeth engelhardt creations said...

Wow, Sounds like you had a busy weekend. I love all the cupcakes you have all over your blog. They look yummy!!

Thanks for stopping by and getting in on the giveaway. Good Luck!

Joanne Kennedy said...

I've added your name a 2nd time for posting a link to my give away.
Thank you!
Joanne

PAINT MINE PINK said...

Hiya Miss Bek !
Ahhh, a girlie get together....thats what its all about. Good friends are hard to find so its great to hold onto those that are special and sweet hey. Looks and sounds like you all had a total ball...oh and exsqueeze me luvvie but i didnt see any pics of the chocolate place.....is that because you guys ate all the stock????LOL.

Love Shann
p.s Thanks again for my lil prezzie you sneaky sweet girl.

Diana Lyn said...

Good Morning Sweet Bek, Wow what a nice weekend, so many things, I felt like I was walking along with you, the scenery was beautiful, The Gourds funny, My mother use to grow them and she and my Dad would make birdhouses out of them! Hope your day is Beautiful! XO Diana Lyn

Bek said...

sorry there were no pics of the choc cottage. I will take some pics next time I am out there. We did not eat much choc at all my friend can't eat choc anymore:( but I did get some to go:) But manybe if I had a partner in crime that would be a possibility. So Shannon if you are up our way anytime I will take you:)

Shabby Vintage dreams said...

Bek,
looks and sounds like you all had a wonderful weekend!! And what better company than with friends.
Thanks for showing and telling us about your weekend!! Gorgeous pictures!
mandii

Amy at Bunny Rose Cottage said...

Oh I love seeing your babies in the pictures, so sweet! I am glad you got to have such a fun weekend with friends, you deserve it!!

Hugs,
Amy

Amy at Bunny Rose Cottage said...

Hi Bek! Will you be selling anymore of the rose air freshener cuppies? Those are just too cute!

Hugs,
Amy

Vintage Tea said...

Sounds like the perfect weekend!

Hopefully your swap package should arrive soon - hope you like it!

Victoria xx