**Picture heavy post alert**
Ballarat’s tuberous begonia festival was in March this year. In the glorious (hot) days of summers. For my MIL, it’s a tradition to go there every year. For me, it was my first flower of any kind (I have never been to the Lalbagh flower show. I know, traitor!)
It was a beautiful day. A summer day. But then I repeat myself. It seems like I have forgotten what that means, looking at the grey-misty clouds now. Just enjoy the visuals and I hope it springs the summer back in your mind like it did to me 🙂
There was live music, food, wood works, activities for children, freebies for visitors and free tram rides on some really old trams. We made a picnic out of it and loved the day despite the parking 2 kms away problem! Seriously, what’s with Melbourne parking spaces? The cheaper ones are so faaaaar away and the nearer ones are close to $100 for 5 hours :()
Hubby (in his mind) – How can her trip be complete without shopping?
Me – where/what do I shop for?
Ballarat’s begonia festival also hosted a pine wood working workshop for kids and adults by the Ballarat’s Woodworking Association (I think I got the name right!). Hubby and I peeped into the tent and decided it was for people with kids, but then the usher outside said it was for everyone. We could choose between a bird feeder (
we are I am not bird people), book case (maybe not, when we have eReaders) and a tool box. We chose the tool box because I found that easier than the others 🙂 +++ it was a free event! Thumbs up already!
We have covered entertainment, handicrafts, play. Now onto some food.
I picked the raspberry drink because it’d match my dress. My husband and the shop guy looked askance and gave it to me. Now that I recall, they nodded at each other. Something to the effect – women!
And that’s a wrap! Thanks for the patience. If you have a chance, please do go! Its a beautiful day trip.