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Monday, May 2, 2011

Moondyne Joe is making "Making Me Happy this Monday"


Happy Monday to you all on this fine sunny May day. On Sunday Ian and I went across to the Moondyne Festival at Toodyay. A huge crowd had come to see the festival. Lots and lots of stalls and shops open. We didn't get around to them all. Locals were dressed up in period costume. Convicts,Mayor, Judges and even plenty of Floozies were amongst the crowd along with Moondyne Joe himself. There was even a prisoner with a ball and chain. I reckon he must have had the best day. While we were dining  on the balcony of a upstairs restaurant he came along and told us that he recommended the bread and water.In case you are wondering who Moondyne Joe is you can read about our local bush ranger here.

In the collage above you can see Moondyne Joe being taken along the street to his goal and court case. I have never seen so much money pass between a lawyer and the crowd. Lots of cheering for Joe who ended escaping up a ladder to the top floor of the hotel behind.

In this collage are photo's of the horse and cart rides. The crowd. Teddy bears for sale. Characters sitting down for a rest. The centre photo is the moustache competition which was a lot of fun to watch.Wood chopping. The view from the restaurant  where we had lunch. The Blacksmith and some old timers having a billy tea.

We have been to this festival a couple of times before but this one was by far and away the best we have been to. Lots for everyone to see and do. I think having people who were dressed up greeting everyone they met really added to the occasion.  It is not often that a lady and gentleman dressed in there finery greets you with taking his top hat of.

With our daughter Lucy who is 17 being overseas,we often wonder what she is getting up to. Well I don't have a worry in the world about it. You know she made the cake for Will and Kates wedding. She also has been seen wearing a Tiara and white gloves. Check it all out at Pauline's blog. It certainly made us smile.

Please let me know what is "Making you Happy this Monday"

Happy days.
Bev C


BubzRugz said...

What fun Bev... I hadn't heard of this festival before.... did you dress up as a floozy too???

Pauline said...

Ohh, Lucy missed a chance to get dressed up! I think she enjoyed wearing the crown, not so much the gloves. That looks like a great festival, Bev!

Cybele's patch said...

That must have been a fun day. Never heard of Moondyne Joe so thanks for sharing the story.
Happy Monday!

rosie said...

Sounds like you had a great time Bev.. I love the way you have collaged the photos, very clever..

Farm Girl said...

Great pics Bev, looks like lots of fun. Your Lucy did a great job on that cake! Maybe not enough to feed 600 though!

Mylene said...

Sounds like you had fun at the festival, thanks for sharing all about it.

A happy week to all.

Sweet Cinnamon Stitches said...

What fun festivities! Sounds like you had a lovely day.

Queen Of The Armchair aka Dzintra Stitcheries said...

This looks great Bev...I love festivals...Dzintra