----Why I have not been blogging much lately.
I hate this new Blogger set up--it drives me nuts.
Every time I try to do a new post I can't find anything.
I know that if I just search around the page I finally get there but it is a nuisance--it was great the way it was before--well for me it was anyway-I'm too old for all these changes.
OK that's enough of me grumbling I had better tell you what I have been up to in the last two weeks.
Firstly we went to Melbourne for a few days break--it was nice to get away from home and the computer.
We flew down on the Tuesday morning but as usual with our luck there was a very heavy fog that morning and the plane was delayed for 30 minutes but once we got up in the air they made up 15 minutes so we weren't that late after all.
We were able to book into our apartment earlier than usual because our room was ready.
When we went into the room the blinds were shut and I wondered why -----
--the window on the right was actually a door so I opened it and was greeted with this view---
That's what I get for asking the receptionist (when I phoned up to make the booking) was that the best price that she could do for us.
The other side of the building is not much better but when we have been in this place before we were usually on the 8th floor or above--this time it was the 4th floor.
I went and visited my friend Kate who owns Buttonmania -a fabulous shop that sells buttons and buckles and she also covers buttons and belts and buckles for the Australian dress designers.
Here she is busy at work covering buttons--it is fascinating to watch her working away--
The contraption she is sitting in front of is the machine that she makes the covered buttons on.
These drawers are full of buttons-I look at them in awe as some of them are very expensive.
I loved this little tree that she had which was made with buttons--very clever.
I love spending time with Kate in her wonderful shop--and sometimes she even lets me play as well.