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A quilt shop in Torquay – Australia

We have been driving along the Ocean Road from Adelaide to Melbourne taking in fabulous views, interesting places and coming across a couple of quilt shops. Today’s visit to Amitie Quilt shop was on my ‘hit’ list as I knew … Continue reading

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Quilting on The Harmony

So what was it like living and working on the largest cruise ship in the world? It was amazing! Several people had mentioned to me, that being on a ship with nearly 7,000 passengers, was not their idea of fun. … Continue reading

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Sewing on The Portugal Retreat

After spending two days in Lisbon we arrived at our quilting retreat hotel, Marriott Resort – The Praia D’El Rey, near Obidos.  The Belengas conference room was an ideal size for 18 students and the views, stunning. Twelve Bernina machines … Continue reading

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Cherries and Chocs

At 9am this morning 19 of us climbed into 3 specially arranged taxis to take us to the nearby medieval town of Obidos. We walked through the arched gate to be met with narrow cobbled streets. The first one was … Continue reading

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Two very different Lisbon Museums

Tiles, tiles, tiles! Can you believe there is a whole museum devoted to them? It is situated on the east side of Lisbon, in an old convent, part of which is one of the most decorative churches I have seen. … Continue reading

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Ode to the Pastel de Nata (custard tart)

We are staying at the Altis Alvenida 5* hotel ideally situated in the historic district of Lisbon. A few doors away is a wonderful custard tart bakery.  Here you can watch the Pastel de Nata being made, buy them and … Continue reading

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