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Archive for April, 2011

Well, it’s been a while ..what with a broken computer and a hectic time at work, I have been sorely lacking on the WordPress front – anyway, the other day I finally got out with my partner, Carl – who by the way does a very nice blog about coffee, cafes and chessĀ http://gorkachc.blogspot.com/

We decided to go to an old family Estate 5 minutes away from where we live … We have been here over 6 years and never been there…how many times does that happen with tourist attractions on your doorstep ?!

Ripponlea is the largest family estate in Australia; built in 1868, it was first owned by the Sargood family ..clothing and drapery merchants who made their fortune in the Goldrush era.

It remained a family home until 1972 when it was passed into the care of the National Trust following the death of it’s last owner Mrs Louisa Jones – I found this wonderful old wedding photo of her and her husband Timothy …hope they don’t mind !

While we did not go in the house itself, we did take a peek into the stables, kitchens and cellar

As well as the stately home, the estate also has some wonderful gardens

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Blogging…or rather not being able to when you have lots share !
I have been so busy with work recently…then finally got a day when I could go out. I found a lake with mirror like water, surrounded by white barked eucalyptus trees…perfect for abstract photos.
So off I trotted, with camera and tripod in hand, and took a heap of photos I was desperate to process once I got home.
Turned on the PC..good start…then noticed the monitor was black…nothing, nowt, zilch !

Anyway, will do what I can to remedy this..even if it means a nice shiny new monitor….then just have to find some time to do the processing !

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