Saturday, 9 September 2017

Blue Mountains



Last weekend we visited the Blue Mountains National Park, about 80 km west of Sydney. I had been looking forward to going here, and it didn't disappoint - it's stunningly beautiful.
Below are the Three Sisters - the photo I had in mind of the three bothers looking at the Three Sisters didn't really work out as these days they just stare at the camera with disdain!

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Some more pics of the awe-inspiring scenery:





I'm glad that my eldest son was happy to take this pic as I definitely wasn't up to it!





Here is some street art I spotted in Katoomba:



Katoomba is a delightful place, with lots of art deco buildings:



The Carrington Hotel:



How gorgeous are these windows!



We wished we could have stayed longer, but unfortunately we had to go home at the end of the day. However, together with some friends we have booked a house in Blackheath for Easter 2018 - we're already looking forward to spending four days in the Blue Mountains!



Meanwhile at home I am working hard on my crochet blanket - about one third is done now. The granny squares initially weren't all the same size (getting better at it now), but luckily blocking them helped. I bought some T-pins and pinned them to my ironing board, then lightly sprayed them with water and dried them with a hair dryer:



I've bought a set of colourful hooks and have also already ordered yarn for my next crochet project. It's very satisfying to acquire a new skill at this stage of life!

2 comments:

Melissa said...

Beautiful country! The blanket looks like it will turn out quite nice. Will it be a gift?

chris said...

Those crochet hooks are so comfortable for arthritic hands. Will you be here for the quilt show?