Saturday, 26 May 2018

Friday at Trundle

Firstly, I thought I'd better show you our camp site.  We were at the Racecourse and last year we worked out that if there were two vans travelling together to get sites behind each other, as the sites were really wide.  We were able to fit our two vans on the sites so that our awnings faced each other while still being drive through. Perfect.

After brekkie we wandered up the street and visited the op shop, as you do.  This op shop has heaps of haberdashery which was donated from a shop that closed down.  They seem to have more each time we visit.  This time I stocked up on zippers at 80c each. They won't go astray for zippy purses.

Then we hopped in the ute and headed north - quite a bit north to the geographical centre of NSW, north of Tottenham.  It was quite a drive just to see a cairn in the middle of nowhere.  I couldn't help notice the contrast to the first time we visited, back in 2010, which was in a wet spring.  There were heaps of wild flowers opposite the cairn that time.  This time, there were just a few dried out twiggy bits.  Mind you, once some decent rain is received the bush will miraculously  bounce back.

The payoff for the long drive was a yummy counter lunch at the iconic Rabbit Trap Hotel at the village of Albert.

Once back at Trundle I was looking forward to visiting the CWA Quilt Show.  I hadn't seen it advertised anywhere, so I was pleased to see that it was on again.  Come for a stroll.

Don't you love these signs and the fact that you were invited to touch some quilts.

Of course we enjoyed afternoon tea, bought some sticky date muffins with caramel sauce (they were delicious) and bought a couple of raffle tickets, as you do. 

Once again a great display for a small group.

In the evening we rugged up and went to the first of the organised events.

The music guru Glenn A Baker was the MC for the weekend.

 Rhonda Burchmore and Lara Mulcahy performed their Abbasolutely Fabulous Show.

It really was fabulous.  It wasn't an impersonation show, but they wove Abba into their story.  These besties met at the auditions for the first Mamma Mia production in Australia. The joked of their similarities as well as their differences.  So much fun.

They had us laughing and dancing all the time.  We're so pleased we went along.

The show finished relatively early, so we went back to the vans and tested out Mick's latest fire bucket creation.  As we forgot to bring a toasting fork, one was quickly whipped up from some tie wire - a bit wobbly, but it did the job.  

The end of another full, but fun day.


Jenny said...

Lunch at the rabbit trap hotel would be a great experience I'm sure, very iconic in your part of the world. It's always great to find a quilt show to visit, and I love the embroidery. Are they native flowers perhaps?

Fiona said...

lovely day... you do find interesting places and events...