Things have been quite busy lately, I took a whirlwind trip to the UK last week and spent the weekend with my parents in the countryside. It is spring there and the last of the vegetables were picked. The hyacinths smelt amazing and I forget how many trinkets my mother collects!
When I was in Western Australia last week I also visited the town of Kalgoorlie which is where gold was first discovered in 1893, it led to the gold rush and the rest is history. In Kalgoorlie there is one of the biggest gold mines - the super pit - which is a staggering 1.55km across and 3.7km long. I spent a couple of nights in the town itself, it is covered in a layer of red dust from the mines and the clock tower in the centre of town is actually made of pure gold!