Friday, April 15, 2011

Trip to Dinner Plain

First stop on friday after spending the night in Bairnsdale were the Buchan Caves. We did a guided tour through Fairy Cave, which we thoroughly enjoyed and were amazed at.

We arrived at Rundell's Lodge Dinner Plain around 4pm and went for a walk around the village.

Then we drove up to Mt Hotham, we drove over and part way down the other side before the thick fog rolled in. We turned round and enjoyed dinner and the view from the General Hotel at Mt Hotham.

Saturday morning we had a personal guided tour by our hostess Fiona from Dinner Plain along the roadside to a magnificant view out toward Mt Feathertop and Mt Hotham.

I was fascinated by the textured and coloured trunks of the snowgums.

After lunch at the Dinner Plain Hotel we walked to Carmichael Waterfall lookout. Proving how incredibly unfit we are:(
We thought we had found the waterfall and were somewhat disappointed at it's lack of drop ...but continued on to the actual lookout to realise what we had found was but the head of the waterfall.

Driving home over Mt Hotham on the sunday we were treated to beautiful sunshine and magnificant views over the top of Australia.
We were lucky enough to be given a weekend package trip to Dinner Plain as a birthday/christmas present from my Auntie Jean..thank you very much AJ. We decided to take advantage of it to celebrate our 35th wedding Anniversary (3rd April). We had a fabulous time and were thoroughly spoilt with great sights, accommodation, food and weather for the 3 and 1/2 days we escaped for. I took LOTS of photos but won't bore you with them all just some highlights...LOL

My other ATC Background Swap ATC's

My ATC on Niki Glover's background. My ATC on Margaret Luck's background.
My ATC on Louise Howe's background.
My ATC on Jenny Hubbard's background.
My ATC on Lai Sie Murphy's background.
My ATC on Janis Johnston's background.
My ATC on Dorothy Leach's background.
My ATC on Cheryl Keane's background.

ATC Background Swap

ATC by Pam Phillips ATC by Niki Glover
ATC by Margaret Luck
ATC by Louise Howe
ATC by Jenny Hubbard
ATC by Janis Johnston
ATC by Heather Askitis
ATC by Gwenyth Zwaan
ATC by Barb Porritt

First for the year

Wow I can't believe it here it is half way through April and this is my first post for the year. A lot has been happening in my world ...lots of family related things along with a little art and a wee bit of travel. Something that will only be done in small bites this year.

So lets start with a little bit of art.I joined a swap for the first time in years and was inspired and thoroughly enjoyed the process, getting quite different inspiration from each piece...some came to me instantly others I had to look at for sometime. We all made 9 ATC backgrounds exactly the same, sent them to the hostess who distributed them and we received 9 back (including one of our own). We then decorated them and returned them to the hostess who sent us back our original 9 ATC's . It was thrilling to see how others interpreted my background.

I will start with my original background and then how it was interpreted by each person.