Without a kitchen it seemed pointless spending the weekend at home...well that was my excuse for an extended Mothers Day treat!We drove to Clare and the boys enjoyed multiple rides at the miniature railway, delighting in the freight train cars carrying precious cargo at the back! We also enjoyed a family bike ride on a small part of the Riesling Trail. We didn't visit any wineries, but the bike track is great asset to them and there were plenty of people just enjoying it as a bush/heritage walk. Being able to ride with the kids in the bush was fantastic, especially for their traffic shy (been years since I rode my bike) mother!
Clare Valley but I can only assume this building was a barn rather then a wine cellar, as the attic would have been too hot of storing wine, especially in summer. Perhaps hay for the horses, in the days when Clydesdale's were "horsepower"?
Martindale Hall is grand on a scale that you only imagine in England. Bring on Downtown Abby! Unfortunately no photography allowed inside, but as you can see it was grand and beautifully original and defiantly well worth a visit if you are holidaying in South Australia.
A whole weekend away and I didn't visit one patchwork shop! Happy quilting, Sue SA.