I can show you gratuitous pictures of Bendigo as I continued to experiment with my new camera. (Which is a Lumix of some point and shoot variety, for those interested in the details - anything else would be too technical for me!)
The Bendigo Rotary Club Gardens were full of spring blooms in the spring sunshine:
And the - maybe the Town Hall? Or some other grand Victorian gold era building - was adorned with dragons and lions very handsomely.
That may have been the same building that housed the tourist information office and a little exhibition space where I enjoyed 'Raw ‘n’ Funky, Fine Art Fashions in Felt' and this charming tiled motif on the doorstep.
It was a nice day to top off a week off work. A sort of relaxing week in which I finished hats (coming soon to a blog near you!), set up an Etsy shop (see side bar of a blog VERY NEAR YOU RIGHT NOW), watched several episodes of Quincy ME, and carted my children around to medical appointments. Including Wombat, in an ambulance, to a casualty department. He came off his bike rather hard. In the end he was better off than the bike, which is having surgery at the moment, while he escaped with (nasty) scrapes and bruises. Fortunately we have always insisted on them wearing helmets and I am very grateful that the depressed fracture in the helmet was not magnified into his skull.