March 2015: The wedding

I have a not that surprising confession to make. I love weddings. I love that everyone puts on their glad rags and gets together for a good old fashioned shindig with family, friends, food, music and, with any luck, fairylights. I love joining in the comradery of the drunken nannahs and aunties and young’uns shaking their booty to simply atrocious music. And I love getting the opportunity to spend time and laugh with good friends. So many thanks to Jen and John for loving each other and having a party to honour their commitment to one another and inviting me to take part in the festivities. Oh, and you guys put on a bloody amazing party.

June 2014: Castlemaine

Antiques and canon and coffee and alarming mower emissions in Castlemaine. Learn more about Castlemaine, named after a Viscount Castlemaine, from our ever favourite universal bastion of popular knowledge Wikipedia.

June 2014: Maldon Railway

A couple of times a year I get to tag along on adventures with an amazing group of creative women. Over the last decade we have written enormous collaborative plays and stories, gone on ridiculous roadtrips, abused road signs and gotten high on cheese, sugar and alcohol. Some have knitted bunny ears for their long suffering puppy, crochetted owls, researched the fun and the gruesome side of medical history, learnt, taught and played a range of musical instruments in an assortment of bands and discovered a passion for Korean pop and all things Korean.  Two years ago we sailed around some Pacific islands on some kind of floating amalgamation of a RSL and Westfield,  in January we relaxed in the town of Merimbula.  Over the next couple of posts I’m going to share some of our June adventures in the Victorian goldfields. Most of the photos are thanks to the very talented Katie. You can read about her craftiness on her blog Wool Geek, her retro biking adventures at the Bike and the Blog. More of her photos, cats and exploration of historical and abandoned places can be found on her flickrstream.

Today’s photo collection comes from the historic Maldon railway station. We may have gotten a bit silly. For the most serious, learn more about the railroads of Victoria.