With the morning sun rising behind us we headed west across the Nepean river and up into the Blue mountains.
It is unseasonably warm for this time of the year with not a sign of frost in fact hard to believe it is The end of June more like spring weather.
Breakfast at Cafe 89 in Mudgee, Mudgee is great spot for weekend getaway although with so much to see and do might need several weekends or a long stay to do it justice. Abundance of wineries and 1st class eateries.
Mudgee filled with lots of interesting shops with stylish clothing antiques and other interesting places that one could lose oneself in for a few hours of retail therapy.
After a hearty breakfast, well a delish egg and bacon roll at Cafe 89 in Mudgee we set off for Coonamble via Gulgong Dunedoo Mendoran Gilgandra.
We were making good time but needless to say it was quick comfort stop while fuelling up in Coonamble before the last leg via Walgett to Brewarrina where we arrived at the 3pm which was 9 hours after we set out from Parramatta.
All in all a good trip but as usual feeling a little jet lagged after so long in the car. Brewarrina is where I was born way back in early 60’s
Friday afternoon was for setting up as much of the site as we safely could.
Didn’t want to risk losing any merchandise should it decide to walk during the night. After a quick shower we headed to Bre RSL club for dinner with the MacWool team and some of the product reps also in town for the big event.
We were up bright and earlier after having the pleasure of staying in ‘the big’ house at Beds on the Barwon. A quick breakfast and off to the show ground for final set up.
Sharpy and Hunter were charged with judging the fleeces and yours truly was on the pencil to records the results and completing judging cards.
Pleasing to have 26 fleeces donated to the Bre Field day committee for judging. After the competition these fleeces will make a bale of wool which will be sold by MacWool with proceeds going to the Bre Field day coffers the to help with next years event.
The morning was spent in the wool area with judging was complete and sashes draped over the winning entries
We headed out to work our way through the vast array of stall with everything from clothing to fine silver jewellery
|Courtesy Silver from the Sticks|
to a demonstration by the Thermomix lady and all things in between. It was a clear sky day which made it very pleasant to catch up with old and new friends alike.
I kept the economy ticking over with purchase of very nice silver bracelet and how could I not buy a Thermomix (been thinking about making a purchase for server so month) reseller only needed to sell one more before June 30 to win a trip to Paris.
Today was her last chance so I took the plunge – I get a thermie and Belinda gets to go to Paris in September.
The drive home was uneventful with only one stop in Mudgee at Cafe 89 for a late breakfast around 10.30am. Another full weekend which saw arriving home in time to wash and get ready for the work week ahead
Next week Enngonia Races (Stop press these were washed out for the 4 time in last 6 years)
|Sunrise between Walgett and Coonamble NSW|