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My name is Kaye and I am 58 years old. Unbelievably to me, at my age, I have now just embarked upon my third career - as a History Education Consultant! I love to cross stitch and quilt, especially with my kittens, Furio and Milo "helping" me. I also love to read, I have a passion for history and I have been cooking since I was about 12 - move over Junior Masterchef! So, this blog, which started out as a cross stitch blog sometimes morphs into a reading journal or a history lesson (sorry, I used to be a secondary teacher before I became a publisher and now a consultant) or a post about my cooking mojo. Whatever it is, this blog is alway about me, my family and my life here in Eaglemont, Victoria. I have been happily married for over 30 years to the most wonderful man and we are blessed with three beautiful grown up children.

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Tuesday, 27 September 2016

Taiwanese visitors....

Thought that I might just warn you that I might be a bit in absentia from blogland over the next week or two as we have visitors from Taiwan staying with us this week and next week I may be going up to Roma to stay with DS1 and DDIL.  The visitors are my DDIL's mother and her brother, Sophia and Vincent (that is their 'English' names).

 It is the first time that they have visited Australia and I think, the first time that they have actually visited a non-Asian country.  Vincent speaks some English and Sophia, a little bit, of course, to my shame, my Mandarin is almost non-existent.

So, we picked them up from the airport yesterday morning and, as they were keen to start sightseeing straight away, we headed to Werribee Mansion to show them a colonial grand home and then to lunch at the nearby Shadowfax Winery.

Werribee Mansion is just stunning, it was completed in 1877 by the Chirnside brothers, wealthy landowners. It is in the Italianate style.

 Warning: Pic heavy!

Marvellous, isn't it?


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