Mr. R's turn. We travelled to Castlemaine and rode the Goldfields Railway to Maldon and back again.....again! Having taken the journey a few years ago.....I am sure he smells the smoke from 200kms away!
We travelled First Class.....
I secretly love it as it really is a glimpse into bygone eras....our compartment . ..
This was a Ladies Only compartment!
We arrrived in Maldon and I was excited to visit the local patchwork shop as it was closed on my last visit several years ago. Guess what ? Yep! Closed today! very disappointed as my favourite in Castlemaine closes on Wednesdays too....very big sad face! I did however pop into the Christmas Shop...
Checked in with the big guy . You know just checking he has me on the right list!
After revisiting a lovely cafe Berrymans for lunch we headed back on the train from whence we had come.....hubby was very excited as he got to ride up in the engine for one section of the trip back. We chose the Pullman carriage for the return trip. The last time we did this journey a very proud volunteer showed us through the carriage just after it's renovation was complete.....
The interior is decorated in Art Deco style and we remember that the volunteer had told us he swiped this piece from home.....obviously it never made it home again lol!
It has a bar and club chairs.....very comfortable and music from the era plays softly overhead.
As you can tell by the enthusiasm of the photographer it was a very enjoyable day.
I just love the quaint heritage homes and features in Victoria and the roses just blow my mind!
This vintage sign inside the Refreshments Room really amused us, owing to our weather experience at Phillip Island recently.
Apparently we just had the wrong attire....should have bought our swimmers hehehe!
I love designing my own patterns which I have named Rag-tag Stitchin' designs. I design all kinds of stitcheries and applique for quilts etc. I love designing Christmas projects especially. My Husband and my Family and friends are the most important people in my life.