I took Liz to the airport this morning and now we are missing all of our visitors. If you were one of the folks who used your vacation time and your hard earned money to come for a visit, we say, “Thank you!” Everyone’s visit was a bit different but they were all the same in that it was so good to see each of you and to share this beautiful place we’ve called home for almost 6 months. Now, instead of looking forward to our next visitors, we are looking forward to coming home and seeing all of our family and friends on our home turf. But before we leave here, we still have some plans!
One of the things on my Things to Do list was to make a return trip to Bendigo to visit the Bendigo Woollen Mill (that is the way they spell “woolen”). I am currently knitting a sweater for me from wool I got from the mill back in July when we were in Benigo for the Australian Sheep and Wool Show and I wanted to get some more of their wool. A stop a Bendigo Pottery was also on my itinerary today. Bendigo is almost a 2 hour drive northwest of Melbourne. The airport is in that direction so after dropping off Liz, I just continued on.
The woollen mill was not nearly as busy as it was Sheep and Wool weekend. It was easier to “take a browse” (look around) at all the colors and styles of yarn that this mill produces. I ended up buying wool for 2 adult-sized jumpers (sweaters) and one baby sweater and hat.
Bendigo Pottery was founded in 1858 and has been producing a wide range of beautiful pottery since then. They use clay sourced from local river beds and there was a man demonstrating the process of throwing a pot. Bendigo Pottery sells its wares in the original pottery building and the old brick kilns provide a very authentic experience.
I had lunch in Bendigo at a very popular bakery and bought some Bushman pasties (vegetable calzone-like things) for dinner.
No blog tomorrow~it will be a yoga and knitting group day.