Wednesday, October 7, 2009
Hi all, its Rob here again, Amanda has had a big week and probably been too busy to update this site. Judging by the few phone calls that we have had over the last week, she is in full flight and panic mode trying to get everything done before her departure on the epic Asian buying trip. Its an exciting time for us as Amanda is off to Hong Kong (visiting a China trade fair there), Cambodia where she plans to meet up with Silk suppliers and growers, and then Singapore on the way home. All of this a week before she sets of to climb Africa’s highest peak “Mt Kilimanjaro”. The buying trip is exciting for us, as it is the first stock of the Margaret River Silk Road showroom, along with the stock that we have been collecting over the years. And so we move a step closer to the opening of the Silk Road. We haven’t nailed a date for the opening yet, but will let you all know when the time gets closer.
Ok, as the title of this chapter suggests its time for me to introduce you to another character on the Silk Road, this little gem is affectionately known as “Shrek”. Shrek is a Deutz 70HP tractor, around about a 1995 vintage, we purchased her in Busselton when Blue Thunder developed her tragic internal problems. Thunders problems started at the worse possible time, when we were home on a break from Africa with only two weeks to get the mulberry paddock slashed and the fire breaks in order. I think if I recall the story correctly, Amanda came home from town to find me sitting next to Blue Thunder in tears.. And as I recall she gave me a comforting pat on the back, and a big there there, followed by piling me into the car, telling me that she would buy me a new tractor and make it all better..
The rest is history, It was love at first sight with Shrek, and we both thought that we were pretty flash after blue thunder, as Shrek has an air conditioned cab, and a stereo. Needless to say Puller Emett wouldn’t talk to us for a week after Shrek got home and for quite a while there the Silk Road held the “Harman’s Mill Bigus Dickus” trophy..
(Shrek is the big green one, the little cute lass is my very own Princess Fiona AKA Amanda)
Well, Shrek has fit in very well on the Silk Road, and gets along famously with her older sister Thunder. And we find that we are not complete jelly from having our bones jarred all day when we come home from a days work now.
There was also this one time…. When a group of young female models stopped their car on the side of the road and asked if I would mind if they went and did a photo shoot in the paddock that I was slashing… But thats another story!!