Teachable Moments

This is Katie, my 10 year old neighbour. Sometimes she hangs out with me when she is not in school. She’s a lovely, lovely kid. The last time she stayed with me, we watched a program on the suffragettes and that sparked a good discussion on the history of women’s rights. One time we watched … More Teachable Moments

Sunshine in February

And just like that… I appear in late February after a three month absence. This what I’ve felt like since late November… Christmas was very busy. I went to the United States in January. And this week the sun came out! The above photos were from a trip that I made to Petersham Nurseries with … More Sunshine in February

Paris And …

We went to Paris a few weeks ago to meet up with my sister and her family, who were travelling together through France. Here we are, sitting in the sun in a Paris cafe, blabbing away.  We didn’t have much time together so we had to talk fast.  The coffee helped. I really love France. … More Paris And …

Shorter Days and Cooler Nights and It’s October

I cried over beautiful things knowing no beautiful thing lasts. The field of cornflower yellow is a scarf at the neck of the copper    sunburned woman, the mother of the year, the taker of seeds. The northwest wind comes and the yellow is torn full of holes,    new beautiful things come in the first spit … More Shorter Days and Cooler Nights and It’s October

September Beginning

I went walking this week with good friends.  It was about a 4 mile trek but maybe a little more because we zig zagged around a bit after miscalculating a footpath.  I barely noticed because I talked and talked and talked the whole time and when the walk was over we ate lunch at a … More September Beginning

Late August

The meadows are now yellow and brown and the light in the sky drops off a bit earlier in the evening.  Very soon I will feel that first autumn nip in the air during the late afternoon, when I walk the dogs. My birthday came and went, which is a bit of a relief to … More Late August

Rounding the Corner

The heatwave broke when we had a slight rain shower Friday afternoon and then a good, clapping thunderstorm later that evening. I hosted a dinner for friends Friday evening and Miss Thing worked her way onto the lap of one of the guests.  Luckily our guests loved our dogs. The following day we popped into … More Rounding the Corner