Thank you to everyone who wished me well for my birthday by leaving a comment on the last post. I had a wonderful day and a wonderful weekend. This post has mostly photos so sit back and soak up the atmosphere of "Dookie". It is a small town with a population of just over 1000. My Grandmother has lived here for most of her life (she is now 87) and I enjoy each and every visit. I lived with her and my Pa way back in 1981 for a couple of months and attended the local Primary School whilst my parents were taking a much needed break overseas.
My Great Grandmother also lived here, in her own home, until she was 92 - I 16 . She taught me her love of craft. I would ride my bike around to see her and each time I visited, she would show me something different to make - Flower posies, crochet, flannel (face washers) covered soaps tied with millinery flowers, embroidery etc....
This is my Grandmother's home (we call her "Granky" - due to my brother who, when he was little, couldn't say Grandma). I love this old Telephone box. It is slowly deteriorating. I would love to repair it but a lot of it is beyond that. Very sad.
This is "Saddleback". I have climbed this "hill" many times - mostly in my younger years. Last time we visited Hubs and I took the boys up. They thought it was great and what a view!
The Dookie Emporium! What a great place. Within, lies a treasure trove of antiques, collectibles and a lovely cafe.
The space shippy thing in the middle was a "prop" for the T.V show "Wierd Science".
I think I have a budding op shopper and collector on my hands! Master 8 loves coming into these sorts of places. Master 6 does not!
Happy Australia Day! Breakfast in the park. They had a wonderful crowd for such a little town.
Granky always serves the cups of tea on the day.
I hope we will be back soon.