Wednesday, March 18, 2009

Avalon Airshow 2009

Firstly, I would like to thank everybody who has made comments on this blog.  As a relative newbie to blogland, it is very exciting to hear from other bloggers out there.

Secondly, the subject of this post is the Avalon Airshow in Melbourne, Aust.  After meeting my husband at Melbourne airport we made our way to pick up a rental car and drove to our hotel for the night.  

Upon arriving at the Airshow the next day at 8.30 in the morning, we encountered a multitude of people in wet weather gear carrying umbrellas as the cold front approached with avengance.  We were unprepared for rain (how silly) but still made our way to the just arrived Qantas A380, which was absolutly HUGE.  We sheltered under the wing of something old and historic as the rain poured down.  A break in the rain appeared for a split second (few minutes in fact) as we ran to the shelter of the Lara Scout group tent where we stayed for nearly 2 hours with other soaked patrons.

Here come the rain clouds

Temporary shelter under wings.

After the rain cleared (or was reduced to spits every now and then) we were able to watch the flying of the A380 as it left to go to Sydney and the aerobatic stunt planes and jet fighters.  

Apart from the wet weather, the day was worthwhile and interesting.  We boarded a plane back to Tassie that evening and were back home by about 9pm.  It was nice to be home.  My Son and I are not very good travellers but rather a pair of homebodies. 

I have pulled out heaps of patterns that I have accumulated over the years and have been debating what to make with my newly aquired sachet potpouri fabric.  I have decided on a Rabbit Factory Pattern called "Blooms all Around".  It is really pretty.  I plan a weekend sewing marathon to get my BOM's up to date and perhaps start this new quilt.

So I will bid you all farewell, and send best wishes to everybody.

Bye Bye for now


  1. Thanks for sharing Avalon.Great pics.
    Looking forward to seeing progress with your beautiful new fabric.

  2. Hey, I'm a homebody too. I'm also looking forward to seeing your progress on this project.

  3. Hi Marina,

    I came to check out your blog as soon as I read the URL of it in your letter :)I love your blog!

    I've been blogging for a couple of years now. I'm more of a "mummy blogger". I've met so many wonderful women through blogging.

    Looking forward to seeing more of your creations :)

    Tina xx