Tuesday, December 7, 2010
I missed last Tuesday's Treasures, but today I am playing!
This fellow I bought at the markets at Port Douglas in about October 2000 on the way back from Cape York. He is usually kept up on top of my china cabinet away from little fingers.
When the Sydney Olympic Games were on, my husband and I and friends Robyn and Gary decided that we weren't going to be here for the chaos, and headed off to see Cape York (which is at the very top of the mainland of the state of Queensland), via the Birdsville Races in western Queensland (link here), Longreach visiting the Stockman's Hall of Fame (link here), Muttaburra, Undarra Lava Tubes (link here), Cairns, Weipa (great fishing) and many other places.
As the Opening Ceremony was broadcast in the Games Room at Punsand Bay Caravan Park (link here), we received a call to say our house in Sydney had been broken into, but fortunately the fact that we had active neighbours and an alarm system prevented anything from being taken, though a panel of glass missing from the a window at back of the house was removed and never recovered on our property. We believe they may have smashed the window during the day with the intention of returning as people watched the opening ceremony.
That is the only thing that marred the holiday and the sights and scenery during our trip were extraordinary and we hope one day to do the trip again, this time with the kids.
For more Tuesday Treasures, visit Melody at The House on the Side of the Hill.