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My name is Kaye and I am 58 years old. Unbelievably to me, at my age, I have now just embarked upon my third career - as a History Education Consultant! I love to cross stitch and quilt, especially with my kittens, Furio and Milo "helping" me. I also love to read, I have a passion for history and I have been cooking since I was about 12 - move over Junior Masterchef! So, this blog, which started out as a cross stitch blog sometimes morphs into a reading journal or a history lesson (sorry, I used to be a secondary teacher before I became a publisher and now a consultant) or a post about my cooking mojo. Whatever it is, this blog is alway about me, my family and my life here in Eaglemont, Victoria. I have been happily married for over 30 years to the most wonderful man and we are blessed with three beautiful grown up children.

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Sunday, 2 April 2017

The Alphabet Club_Saturday Detention for U

                        

                              









 

                     IS FOR 

                       ULURU

Yes, that great big rock in the middle of Australia!




 And as you can see from this rather fuzzy diagram below, it is HUGE!

I have been privilege enough to visit Uluru in September/October 2014 and it is absolutely amazing!  Here are some more pics to show you (not mine but from the internet).






Beautiful, isn't it?

But did you know that recently, Uluru was like a waterfall?



Quite amazing, isn't it?

Of course, Uluru is a sacred site to the original inhabitants of this land, the Anangu people and the National Park is jointly managed by the Anangu and Parks Australia.

If you want to read and see more about this amazing place, please follow this link to the Parks Australia site - it is well worth having a look at.


Anyway, that is all from me for the Letter U but let me explain what The Alphabet Club is all about ....

  It is the brainchild of Chiara from The Grey Tail and Jo from Serendipitous Stitching and is loosely based on the premise of the movie "The Breakfast Club" - you can see the button for The Alphabet Club on my right sidebar.

On the first Saturday of each month, members of the club have "detention" and have to post about something that will enlighten others about their culture (as blogland is so diverse).  Of course, there should/could be something stitchy in there, if possible (although I seemed to have moved right away from that premise as the months have gone by, instead focusing on boring you all with quirky facts about Australia - lol!)

Each month will be a different letter of the alphabet - hence the club's name - and, of course, we started with "A" and now we are up to "U".

The Alphabet Club

You can see everyone's Alphabet Club posts, here.


hugs,
 








11 comments:

Margaret said...

Now this I have seen before. Never seen waterfalls though. Wow! I don't think I'll ever visit Australia in person, so it's always a treat to see what you post. :D

Barb said...

I love your posts about Australia. They are always so interesting!!

Linda said...

Another interesting post Kaye.

Linda

Kerryp77 said...

That comparison chart was mind blowing. I didn't realise just how big it was

Lesley said...

Ularu must be an awe inspiring place to visit.It is beautiful in any light.

Carol said...

What an awesome sight it must be to see Uluru in person, Kaye! Lucky you!!

Julie said...

Amazing!

Brigitte said...

It must be a very inspiring moment to really see that majestic monolith in person. I envy everyone who has the chance to travel there.
Thanks for this interesting post, Kaye.

jocondine said...

Beautiful pics and impressive videos. Thank you. Amitiés xxx

Jo who can't think of a clever nickname said...

Incredible photos, especially the footage of the rain making waterfalls.
I'm enjoying your alphabetical guide to Australia and the fact that we're all doing different things for the SAL.

Pamela said...

Very intereting! Hope I get to visit one day.

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