Harrow Transport Museum: (almost)the last one out 

Brothers Don and Ray Pyers of Harrow are well known for their love of old cars, and for some time had a number from their own car collection on display at Harrow Transport Museum. With the museum being cleared out over recent months, I was fortunate to be passing by the day the last of their collection was being moved into alternative storage. This 1908 vehicle, restored by Don a few years ago, was put on a trailer and driven away only half an hour later. I’m so glad I didn’t miss this opportunity! 


Hamilton Sheepvention: nurture

Farming is all about nurturing, and Sheepvention is all about nurturing sheep, as can be seen by this little boy’s actions in feeding a straw of hay to a penned sheep. As I wandered around the showgrounds, where the two-day event is held, I kept my camera close, and wasn’t disappointed: everywhere I looked there were family members of all ages, enjoying the spectacle. 

Panasonic Lumix DMC GX7 with 14-140mm lens and in-camera black and white filter. 

Vegas & Rose Cafe: something wicked


Prior to heading to Ballarat for a couple of days’ free time, I did a bit of research online (on instagram mainly) to find some great foodie destinations that wouldn’t send me broke. Vegas and Rose on Humffray Street North did not disappoint.
After entering the tiny sunlit cafe and finding a quiet seat to consider the menu, I took in the eclectic mix of retro furnishings and displayed ephemera, bespoke leather accessories, and gorgeous eatables. The pumpkin soup (served in a vintage styled enamel pannikin) with generously buttered sourdough toast was very satisfying, and the tiny Vietnamese iced coffee I took for the road was utterly delicious.
Next time I’m going to save room for a toothsome piece of something sweet, like these glories on the counter. My rating: 5 stars.

This was my first time using the GX7’s in-camera ‘high key’ filter, which seemed perfect for the situation.