It has been a day of high winds and I went out to the garden to find this. The wind had blown the scissors out of their container and plunged them into a crack in the paving. Tomorrow I'm off to Mum in Adelaide for a fortnight, hopefully getting in a few other visits. Nothing planned so far apart from Mum wanting sushi for tea tomorrow night and tapas at Long View Winery the following Sunday.
been quite a busy week but I managed to finish this book despite re-reading Go
Set a Watchman and viewing Pie in the Sky DVDs with Steve. (I was
involved in a Quiz Night last night and now know that DVD stands for Digital
Versatile Disc. I also learnt that Vincent Van Gogh was an Italian
Impressionist artist... but the quiz master will not enter into any
correspondence.) This book was recommended some time ago in the blog of The Woman Living my Life in Wales, ie Jackie Morris. I enjoyed the story, particularly the parts set in the Alhambra palaces in Spain, but don 't think it is a great book. Perhaps I was prejudiced by the baddy's mother having lived in my cottage in Porth Clais.
Monday, 31 July 2017
I've just come from the library with Inspector Rex DVDs this time, plus the book and DVD of To Kill a Mockingbird. Having read To Set a Watchman (thank you, Pearl) I felt it was time to revisit the Mockingbird. I have also re-read Catcher in the Rye which I'm sure we had to read at school and of which I had no memory other than what an arrogant jerk Holden Caulfield was and the phrase 'colder than a witch's teat'. It has improved with time, especially my time in New York. It is easier to look at adolescence when you are 64.
I took the photo on a day when the sun came streaming through the kitchen window. Despite my cropping you can still see some of the dirty window and the birds look a bit fuzzy with dust.
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Sunday, 23 July 2017
Many years ago my friend Miss Pat's parents lived up here but I couldn't identify the house even though we had driven there a few times in Miss Pat's Datsun Fairlady - her pride and joy. There are so many lovely houses up here with gorgeous architectural details. I restrained myself to two. I love the leadlight detail on this one:
Philip Smith building former Teachers' Training College and once part of the University site on the Domain.
Looking toward the Railway Roundabout
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Friday, 14 July 2017
moon in the morning
morning mist on the estuary
amazingly arty shot taken with my phone
Halfway through Winter today. Much as I'm enjoying being up and about early in the morning, I'll be glad when Winter is over. It's beautiful outside but we've had no rain and day after day of heavy frost. We've kept the fire going day and night which we've never done before, and feel very competent provincials. The downside is that condensation drips through the extractor fans in the ceiling. Never had that before. And the garden is at an absolute standstill.
Steve fighting off seagulls at Bridgewater
black ducks on the Derwent at Bridgewater
Rudd Avenue beach with Maria Island in the background
Steve, the Pharaoh Dog and I have done a bit of tripping around and beaching (we always like to take a large branch with us...). Today I had a look at the Triabunna Suns playing footy.
I'm not much of a sports fan but I am pleased that women can now play football competitively. The match was a draw - boo hiss.
Steve stuck to the sun-room.
And around Australia the blackbirds are coming out to play.
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Thursday, 6 July 2017
Triabunna just before 8 am
the Pharaoh Dog kitted out for the cold mornings
also suitable for evening wear
notice: door open
notice: door closed
the future produce stall
and, just so you know I do leave Triabunna on occasions,
kunanyi / Mt Wellington from my friend Jools place (which will soon have an AirBnB). We had coffee in her sunny window and then I met Madam Cyn for lunch at the Ocean Child.
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Saturday, 1 July 2017
Gatehouse garden under frost
The Pharaoh Dog asked to come with me to open the Gatehouse this morning so, after performing our duties, we walked a long way home.
exploring the saltmarsh
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