As lots of you would know, Australia is currently hosting a visit by Trashaloucan.
Normally residing in the UK, Trash is originally from Ballarat.
Of course this is too good an opportunity to miss and we local bloggers have been in negotiations to be included on the itinerary of her Great Trip Home for some time.
So without further ado you are all cordially invited to the
Trash and Treasure Blogmeet
When : Saturday January 10th
Where: Ballarat Patchwork at 11 am followed by the Eureka Park There should be a map if you follow that link.
Please come ! If you don't know Trash, that's OK - heaps of bloggers will be there and we all promise to be on our best behaviour and play nicely and give everyone a turn on the swings.
Here's the plan, we all meet at Ballarat Patchwork at 11 am -ish where the delightful Miss Scrapbag has, I believe organised door prizes. After a bit of a looky and a bit of a shoppy we can all head off to the Eureka Park.
This park has tables, BBQ's, a playground, a little lake often housing a duck or two, some canons, toilets: all the stuff required by a local park and this park is just a hop skip and jump from my house in case of those....oops we have no can-opener type moments.
The park is also next to the local pool in case you want bring your bikini along and have a quick post lunch dip. ( I won't actually be joining in that part myself but thought I'd mention it anyway).
The park is also home to the Eureka Centre (Historical interest) so you could always tell people you are going to Ballarat to visit the home of the Eureka Stockade, if saying you are going to meet a bunch of people that you "met on the Internet" , is going to raise eyebrows.
What to bring : Just bring along a bit of a picnic , maybe a rug to sit on. NO hassle, no stress, no competition for the worlds best exotic picnic triple layered flan.
Email if you have any questions or if you want my number to sort stuff out or just to let me know that you wouldn't miss it for the world!