It's about a 5 hour drive from Bundalong to Canberra and my first time to Canberra ..... being on my own I stopped in at Jugong to check out the Long Trail Café on a suggestion from a work colleague and she was right - definitely worth the stop! It's a very small, cute little place .....
Finally found my way to the Australian University House where we were staying ....... what a great place to stay!!
|Grounds at University House Canberra|
|Chris and I outside the war memorial|
|Vicki and I out for a morning walk around the lake|
Knitting was the theme for the weekend, which did mean having something portable to work on wherever we went... ..... the variety of projects were great and once again I managed to learn so much from this talented group of ladies ...... all those knitted items you see in the photos are all made by the wearer, so keep an eye out :) It was also a time for purchasing from each others "destash" - I managed to increase my stash with these beauties......
Saturday was my birthday, and oh, what a way to celebrate the day! First off a morning walk with one of the girls I had met in July last year at the Bendigo Wool get together......
Followed by High Tea at the Hyatt Hotel ........ I may have over indulged ....... a fraction....... but oh was it yummy!!! We thought the doormen were so dressed up, we should include a photo with them.....
|Sue & I loved the way the doormen at the Hyatt were dressed for the occasion|
|High Tea at the Hyatt Hotel, Canberra|
The afternoon was spent knitting in the Uni courtyard, soooo relaxing ...... before we all headed of to dinner in the city precinct
which was naturally followed up by the most amazing "dark chocolate - hot chocolate"....YUM!
Sunday morning we all packed up, headed to the Old Bus Depot Market to look for other fibre related goodies ....... and I was not at all disappointed ..... ahem! Gotta love market prices
Goodbyes were said and each of us began to make our separate ways home. What a fabulous group of girls to spend the weekend with, reviving old acquaintance's and igniting new ones! I can't wait to see some of these girls again in a couple of months time at Bendigo!