Sunday, January 6, 2008

Sounds of silence

As mentioned in the last post, we headed to Sydney for a long weekend to avoid the Summernats. It was much quieter there.

Elizabeth Bay from Potts Point

All in all, it was a very relaxing way to end my four week holiday. There was much sleeping, and shopping, and then a dinner and breakfast and countless gelatos (before and after dinner, of course) with Sydney friend Patricia.

I visited Tapestry Craft for the first time ever, mainly so I could see for myself their reportedly high prices for stuff which for us in Canberra is comparatively Dirt Cheap. I dared not touch the $10.40 ball on Patonyle, in case I be asked to buy it. I fell in love with the Eki Riva baby alpaca but left it there. A couple of skeins of Naturally Merino/Angora did follow me home though, but only because I've not seen it anywhere else. Perhaps because I wasn't looking for it. It is very lovely though.

A couple of craft/crochet books in Kinokuniya, three blouses in the Myer sale, two tees for Mr QM a leather pocket diary and a pair of Krosno glasses later, and I was broke and in desperate need of a foot massage. I had indeed shopped until I dropped.

Our weekend away ended a wonderful lunch with Mr QM's brother and sister-in-law in Berowra, and then we were on our way back to the polluted environment of Upper Downer, all courtesy of burning rubber and too much testosterone. Plus it's super hot.

Work tomorrow. I wonder if there's time for a swim first.


  1. ah, great view!

    Yep, you've seen it for yourself now. Outrageous prices!

    But they have eki riva baby alpaca? That's what I made the lace scarf for my sister out of. It's lovely. Must find a cheaper source!

  2. mmm the burnt rubber smell is almost gone from our place!
    Sounds like you had a fabulous weekend -its such a pity about work tomorrow, isn't it?

  3. funny really that the middle of the city is quieter than canberra during summernats. too true about TC unfortunately, i mostly only buy needles there. but its nice to look!

  4. Sounds like a lovely time away :)

  5. I wonder how any one can make a living selling craft supplies in the CBD with Sydney commercial rents.

  6. But I'm sure we don't want to know

    I notice the 14ply sport isn't reduced. Which one did you crave?


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