Wednesday, August 24, 2011
Home again ~~ been a great week away
Then we were off to Penrith for the State Show, where the whole venue was packed with exhibitors and swap and sellers, with a wide variety of goods for sale. I only took a few photos, but I did rather like this tin
and I loved this 1930s Filing cabinet, with a little pull out shelf on the side to rest your files on while working at the cabinet
Vic and I entered 15 items from our collection in the Inkwell Category and took out first prize. I was very pleased for him, especially as we had quite strong competition from a few other collectors. There are rules as to what you can show, and how many items, judging is on rarity, variety, information, etc. All competition entries are placed on tables around the hall and must stay in place for the two days the Show is open to the public.
Then the weekend was over and it was time to drive home again.
On the way we stopped off for a coffee at Gundagai and I discovered The Niagara Cafe ! Established in 1902, and visited by Prime Minister Curtin in 1942, this large cafe has the original booth style tables and a wonderful long counter with black and gold decoration. I took a few photos to show you all
So, now I' ll try to catch up with some blog reading, and emails and get all the laundry finished and get back into the swing of things at home.
I do love a trip away, but also love to be home again. 2044 km driven in my new VW Golf, and I'm pretty happy with it too.