Tuesday, 16 July 2019

3 Weeks in Darwin

We have been away for 6 weeks ,we come home a few weeks early think we were both a bit homesick after our first big holiday away in the caravan.
Hubby had lots of fun fishing,our friends have a big boat so he was able to go fishing in the ocean and also the swamps.
Here he is holding so bluefin tuna that he caught.

While fishing in the ocean they had some dolphins swimming along the side of the boat,how special is that .

While in Darwin my sister and her friend flew up and stayed a week so we caught up at the Mindil market.

 We sat on the beach eating tea while watching the sun go down,there were hundreds of people doing the same thing.
I had a lovely baked potato filled with dryslaw,spaghetti bol ,cheese and sour cream oh it was yummy.

Our friends Alan and Lorraine had a stall at the market,they make such beautiful butterflies and Lorraine makes beautiful earrings,she gifted me a pair when we left and i have forgotten to take a pic of them.

While in Darwin hubby took me to i think its called dragon fly fabrics,wow it is such a jam packed store,lots to look at.

I bought some lovely xmas fabric at $6 a mt and i have always wanted a fussy cut mirror so grabbed one.

And how cute are these cushions i want to make one each for my smallest Grandsons.
I also bought some back issues of Handmade but forgot to take pics of those too lol.

It was awesome to get away and its even more awesome to be back home.

Hope you all have a wonderful day.
cheers Sheryl xx


  1. It looks like you had a fabulous time. Funny I have friends who have just returned from Darwin and she "raided" the same fabric shop buying up some Christmas fabrics.

  2. Glad you had such a great holiday, and were able to meet up with friends and family. That is some fish, wow! Love the market you visited and the beautiful things there. And the quote at the end is so true! Hugs, Valerie

  3. it looks like you had a wonderful time - how long do you usually travel in your RV? we do 4-8 weeks in ours here in the states - heading out in September for fall in the mountains!

  4. I love caravan holidays too but it's always good to get back home again. Seems you had a wonderful time, exploring and meeting up with family and friends. Is your new header full of delightful things stiched while on your trip?

  5. Looks like you both had a wonderful time away. Love the Christmas fabric you bought. Hugs,xx

  6. glad you had a fabulous trip.… I am guessing you are not in those sleeveless summer dresses now??? lovely to get a bit of sewing shopping done too.... well done to your Hubby with that fine fish...

  7. What a fun fun time, jealous here. Love your quote...so true

  8. Welcome home
    Lovely to see the photos of your time in Darwin
    I always get home sick after about a week away

  9. Welcome back to reality... glad to hear you had a wonderful time Shez.
    Great pics & so many memories. Here's to many more trips too...xox

  10. Looks like a great trip Shez & love all your purchases. Gosh what hot weather it mustve been - seeing you in short sleeves. Its freezing over here!

  11. You had a beautiful holiday. Nice meeting with family and friends. Your husband was enjoying boat fishing. And your Christmas stuff shopping is great. Have a nice day. Marie

  12. Certainly a change of scenery and temperature for you! Lovely shopping - what's a holiday without some patchwork shopping??

  13. HI Sheryl,

    What a shame you headed off home early, but with time and more travelling under your belt, the longer trips are great - don't forget to make a fruit cake to take with you though! Looks like you enjoyed Darwin and of course Dragonfly Fabrics.
    I had already become one of your followers, so looking forward to reading more about what you have been up to.

  14. Look at that sunshine! I've almost forgotten what that is here at the moment. It all looks tropical and lovely.

  15. Looks to me like you had a great time, but sometimes its so nice to get back home, I can't wait to see your new creations clever lady, oh and BTW your sister looks so like you.
    Have a great week.xx

  16. It looks like such an amazing trip!! I'm glad you had a wonderful time!! I can't wait to see what you make with the fabrics!! Thanks for sharing your beautiful photos with us!! Have a great day!! Big hugs :)

    A Mermaid's Crafts

  17. Sounds like a marvelous holiday! Seeing those dolphins must have been a thrill. And I love those foxie pillows - one of the cutest patterns I think I've seen.

  18. Pleased hubby and you had a great holiday ... always good to be home but I bet it's much colder at home than in Darwin....
    Some nice pick ups Shez....

  19. Looks like you both had a great time, Shez!
    Always good to find a patchwork shop on one’s travels, and the foxes are so cute!
    Barbara xx

  20. Sounds like a great time. Great photos. Love the dolphins. Beautiful.

  21. It really looks like you've had a wonderful trip! Great photos you share. The tuna was big and so exciting to see dolphins. Here I have to go to the aquarium to see it. "Gone good, but at home best", we say in Norway.It is always good to come home again. :-)

  22. It looks like you all had a wonderful time thanks for sharing the wonderful photos!!!

  23. Such a wonderful holiday! I hope you enjoyed your time in the van and have some more wonderful trips planned.

  24. Hi Shez. We are back and it is time for me to catch up. I have been following some of your travels via FB, but still love seeing a summary here. Looks like you have been having a wonderful time. Enjoy the sunshine as it is miserable here.

  25. Welcome home Sheryl! It was very fabulous trips.
    That's a big blue fin tuna and dolphins look happy playing around.
    Wow, a beautiful sun down scenery !

  26. Hi Shez. I commented on this post when you wrote it, but I seem to have the same problem as you. I commented using my phone and it doesn't appear to have arrived at your end. It seems to work just fine on my desktop computer. I had commented that the fishing looks fantastic. It must have been great fun for your hubby. Also, you found some good buys at Dragonfly Fabrics. The markets and sunset look lovely to visit. We will get up there.......one day......

  27. Hi Shez, love these photos and wow that fish, what a catch.xx

  28. Hi there Shez... looks like you both had a fabulous holiday up there.
    Love the tuna catch - would have made for delicious eating!
    That's a beautiful photo of you and your sister.
    How utterly peaceful and scenic eating your tea on the beach and watching the sunset. Yummy tea too, thanks for the description :D)
    Such a great fabric store visit too - you came home with some treasures from there for sure.
    A really great post and pics xx

  29. It's nice to go away and it's great to be back home!
    Welcome back.

    A lovely post and photographs, the blue fin tuna your husband caught looks a nice fish.

    All the best Jan