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March 30, 2019

Batchelor is a small town just outside Litchfield National Park in the Northern Territory.  We noticed what we thought was a giant doll’s house on our way in to Litchfield and decided to stop and have a look on our way out.  We were surprised to find an exact replica of the Czechoslovakian Karlstejn Castle.  It was built by Bernie Havlik who worked on the garden maintenance crew in Batchelor for a few years and was always frustrated by the large stone outcrop in this park.  After he retired he set to work building the castle.  It took five years from 1978 to 1983 to complete the castle and he continued to maintain it up until his death in 1990.  It is truly a fabulous structure and certainly worth a look if you are ever up that way.  To showcase these memories I began with a 12″ x 12″ Whisper White page and attached a piece of Best Route Designer Series paper across the middle.  I attached my photos and the journaling card which I created on my computer and printed onto Whisper White card.  I cut the title from Blueberry Bushell card using the retired Little Letters Thinlits Dies and attached it across the top left hand side of the page.  I also cut Blueberry Bushell card using the Celebrate You Thinlits Dies.  Again, as is my style, a very simple page, but one that will always make me remember this amazing castle.

Bye for now,


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