Meeting at the Sacred Edge

So we had the Sacred Edge festival this weekend and it was, as expected, amazing. Loads of creative, inspirational people sharing ideas, music and food. But it’s been a rather exhausting week so I thought I’d just post some pictorial highlights. Hopefully everyone forgives me for sharing their photos here…

The festival began with a smoking ceremony which is the indigenous Welcome to Country.

The festival began with a smoking ceremony which is the indigenous Welcome to Country.

We had organised an interactive art space which invited participants to Create a Welcome.

One of the symbols we used was a giant nest where feathers and bark were provided for people to weave in. And there was also a Diversity mandala created from coloured shells.


A definite highlight was a moving performance by Archie Roach – ably supported by friend and fellow singer.


And then there was the International Dinner – a Bosnian feast catered for by the lovely folk from Nana’s Catering. Check it out…DessertFood



My Highland Goat!

Meet Sarge. He’s one of the ‘stud’ goats at Drysdale Cheeses.

Sarge - the stud!

Sarge – the stud!

Easter Sunday, the Ferret and I went on a bit of an expedition. We drove through Drysdale, and the Ferret was just complaining that we were going to end up in Portarlington when we saw the wee sign pointing us in the direction of the farm. Continue reading

Our Anniversary Dinner

Another foodie post 🙂 AnniversaryIt was our 20th wedding anniversary last month and while I would’ve loved a trip to Bali or Hawaii – instead it was a low-key (if pricey) trip to our local vineyard, the Oakdene Vineyards Restaurant. Check out me and Him-In-Doors dolled up for a rare night out.

The curious thing about Oakdene is while it is very upmarket it also has an eclectic groovy St Kilda/Fitzroy feel to it. The décor and garden space has little surprises all over the place – think a strung up purple bike covered in fairy lights, a collection of strange life-sized dog ornaments and a line-up of Mao style portraits watching our table as we ate. The garden is similar – lots of interesting sculptures and the cellar door is a house on its side. We sat in the terrace area – which looks like this: feature-terrace  Continue reading