Tuesday, July 19, 2005
HUGE excitement here at Patra's Place!!!
When I received a large manilla envelope from England in the mail today, I wondered who on earth was sending me a certificate of some kind - that is what it looked like. But within seconds, I was jumping around with excitement (I felt like yelling out WHEEEEEEE! but I was standing in the main street outside the post office). It was my ticket to the Antiques Roadshow to be held in Melbourne on 10th August. It appears that all the applications from Australians wanting to go on the show, actually went to the UK office of the Roadshow, to be vetted by the 'experts'. They obviously decided my linen was going to be worthy of their scrutiny! I am supposed to take five pieces only....how the heck am I going to choose out of five hundred?! Nah, it won't be a problem. They are looking for items that relate to Australia in particular, and I have some lovely linen that has Australian icons embroidered on it. When I have decided, I will post pictures here. But don't hold your breath - I could change my mind many times over the next 3 weeks!
Posted by Gina E.