2 Years of Monochrome Madness

It’s been another year of Monochrome Madness fun with Leanne.  Wow, this past year flew by for me.. and while I haven’t participated as much this year, it’s still great to be a part of this challenge – the best part being all of the inspiring images that are a part of the gallery each week.

The image below was my choice for this week – 2 Autumn leaves.

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..and here are the other images – my contributions for this second year. Enjoy the gallery..

Pop on over to Leanne’s blog to see many more inspiring monochrome images, celebrating a second year of the Monochrome Madness challenge.

Thank you Leanne for another year of MM 😀

Holiday Greetings..

Hello everyone 🙂

It’s that time of year again where I take some time away from the computer to spend some fun time with family over the holidays and January.

We get together to share Christmas and it’s usually low key and relaxing. Always nice to get together at the end of a busy year.

However you spend the holidays, I’d like to wish you and yours much happiness.

Merry Christmas

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A little about 2015

What a great year it’s been!

I’ve thoroughly enjoyed getting to know more people through the One Four Challenge and just in general… and I thank you again for all of your visits and friendships.

For me it’s been another quality year of learning and for that I’m always thankful.

This end of the year has seen me with more energy for creating in design once again, so I’ve turned my Facebook page and stores back on – it’s been a while.   Small steps for now 😉

The One Four Challenge

This really surprised me in the best way! I never imagined so many would be interested in my idea and it’s been a blast!  For now the One Four is taking an undetermined break – time to renew.  Keep challenging yourselves though and keep experimenting. Thank you to all of you who have been involved xx 😀

Our health

If you read my blog, you know I’ve had health issues this past couple of years, but this year has been a good one.. as I said, moving forward and I’ve learned a lot which is important.  Look after yourselves! xx

Not much else to say

Well that doesn’t happen very often 🙂

So.. from me to you..

Merry Christmas and(or) Happy Holidays!  Enjoy this end of the year and I’ll see you in 2016!

Robyn xx

Historic Millthorpe

A couple of weeks ago, I shared a lovely day out with friends. We visited the small country town of historic Millthorpe in NSW AU..  It’s only the second time I’ve been there.

Millthorpe appears to be quiet, but is also a thriving town – it draws people with it’s wonderful sights, historic buildings, friendly people and markets, great coffee and lots more.. I think it has a Colonial feel about it. A mix of old and new.

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It was great to wander around with the camera taking casual shots along the way.

Back in August, I bought myself a small mirrorless Panasonic. I’m still learning this camera and it’s a great size to carry – so I took it with me on the day.

It was a very hot November day and very glary.

We stopped at the Old Mill cafe for coffee… they have amazing food (sooo not good for the waistline, but very delicious) and the staff and atmosphere are friendly and welcoming.  The cafe is hidden behind these trees.

Call home?

..and these are only some of their delicious home made goodies..

We walked around for a few hours enjoying the ‘old’ buildings, lovely shops, some art and the local sights. A simple fun day.

This was a big day out for me with my back, but I did it! (Strange the things that we see as accomplishments when we are reduced to basics). Something I hadn’t been able to do for quite a while now. Feels so good to be out and about again 🙂

The rose image really shows the kind of day it was. Very sunny, very glary, a nice breeze. Just a great day! Simple things..

Well that’s it from me for this post.  If you’d like to read more about Millthorpe – follow the link below.

Millthorpe is a town located between Orange and Blayney in New South Wales, Australia in the Blayney Shire. At the 2011 census, Millthorpe had a population of 1,109 people.  The town was once a major potato growing area and continues to have extensive agricultural activities. The town was originally called Spring Grove.

Millthorpe is a picturesque, compact and historic village set amidst gently rolling hills. Classified by the National Trust, it has a number of fine historic buildings, as well as cobbled, bluestone-bordered streets, art galleries, gift and antiques shops, a museum, two hotels, restaurants and cafes, a bowling club and motel.   You can read more here on Wikipedia