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Great Ocean Road

After our glorious Tasmanian holiday, Luke’s parents popped down from New South Wales for a visit and more adventures. We hit the road to see more of lovely Victoria via the Great Ocean Road.

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Luke at the helm!

It was a stinking hot day, so getting out and looking around wasn’t as appealing as it might have otherwise been. Regardless, we managed to get out of the air-conditioned car to see the sights. And what glorious sights they were!

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The 12 Apostles.

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The Grotto.

We made it to Port Campbell by early evening, and quickly changed into our bathers and sought relief in the bay. The water was freezing even after days of hot weather, it was the most refreshing swim I’ve ever had. Delicious.

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After a seafood dinner we ate ice creams at the beach, and watched the sun go down. The temperature finally dropped to a manageable level, and I wasn’t a sweaty mess any longer.

In the morning we headed a bit further west to see Warrnambool, visiting a maritime museum and … a vintage shop!

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I sure would like to live in a lighthouse …

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There were ducks! Ducks!

The family had to drag me away from the vintage shop in the end, there were so many treasures.

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I have a thing for souvenir tablecloths.

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This lovely white cardigan is vintage Target. Wish they still sold cool stuff …

After my shopping adventure, we made our way home, unfortunately driving back was not nearly as exciting as driving there. Luke drove us again, while we all napped. What a champion.

On Sunday we took ourselves off to Heide for a wander around the gardens, and to have lunch at Cafe Vue. I love it there, the gardens are gorgeous, and the food is always amazing. I had a sandwich on olive bread, a chardonnay, and an apricot tart. Perfect.

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The perfect kitchen garden.

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Luke. With a corrugated iron cow.

And that sums up our lovely long weekend. Thanks Mel and Neal, come again!

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Op Shop Saturday

Last Saturday saw my darling sister and I head out to the the ‘burbs for spot of op shopping.

I chose not to purchase this record, but maybe I should have?

We started in Nar Nar Goon, where I found these teaspoons and a pair of yellow eggs cups.

CWA and Girl Guide spoons. $1 each.

The kookaburra carving was a gift from a favourite Girl Guide, the patterned egg cups are replica Titanic crockery, and my new yellow beauties. $2 for the pair.

Next was Pakenham, where I indulged my penchant for manchester, and cheese and broccoli pies (not pictured).  We stood out to the lovely ladies working at the local Salvos.  They said they could tell we were from ‘the city’, and said that we looked very ‘chic’.  But she pronounced it ‘chick’.  Cute.

Crochet lap blanket to join my growing collection. $7.

I love tablecloths.  This Queensland one joins my favourite Papua New Guinea and Tasmania tablecloths.  $2.

Finally, I found crockery!  Johnson of Australia is always a favourite, and the kitschy royal treasures were a real find.

17 pieces (missing a side plate) for only $5!

Commemorative mugs, $3 each.  The cute jug was 50 cents.  It’s now holding my new spoons.

This has whet my appetite for some more op shopping.  While I love my inner city vintage haunts, the prices in the ‘burbs are where it’s at.  Worth braving the Monash for at least …

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