This part of the post is for Terry- enjoy a trip down memory lane.
After being released from nursing duties yesterday, I headed south west to the little village of Tyalgum, for the Spring Fair. It looked like the whole village was there, with stalls of all descriptions set up on the footpath and in the green spaces....cake and craft, organic produce, face painting, home made ice cream, live music and a petting zoo. All the shops were open and spruiking - all 4 of them, including the general store, and the only cafe, Flutterbies, were doing a roaring trade. We were looking forward to having afternoon tea, but decided to have it at home when we saw we'd have to pay $9.50 just for a slice of cake! I think to have only one venue for refreshments, apart from the sausage and sangria stall!!! detracted from what was a great opportunity for locals to come together in their community, and entice tourists and locals to visit. I heard that there are plans to have a seasonal street fair, so I hope the monopoly can be addressed.
and here's a look at the outer lying areas of the village, and the hilly country I travelled through from town. It's so green and lush, it almost hurts your eyes to look at it. The weather was changeable all day, the clouds and rain rolled in, then the sun came out and steamed us......always beautiful though in all weathers.
|this is the pub!|
|old farmhouse - not abandoned though. For sale, for 1.8 million!|
Finally, if you had to "go" what better place than this outdoor loo in the main street with a view across the paddock?
I did manage some stitching during the week, but I'll save that for next time.