Friday, September 27, 2013

The lighthouse keeper.

Up I climb, up the slippery steps.
My thighs are burning, but finally I spy what I'm looking for.
The lighthouse.
I rest against the tower and gaze out to sea.
I hear the buildings whisper to me, "He is here, he is here".
Or is it the wind?
My eyes search the bush.
The towns people spoke of a secret path........
The trees sigh, "Follow, follow"
Stumbling along the path my foot catches a rock
I trip and find,
The Lighthouse Keepers grave.

Photos by Debs, taken in July 2013, of Barrenjoey Lighthouse and the grave of it's first keeper, George Mulhull, who died in 1885.

*Unknowingly, I wrote this post at the very time that the lighthouse was being threatened by a bush fire.  My thanks to the fire fighters for saving part of our history.

Sunday, September 15, 2013

A pause before a sabbatical

Hello all.
Quick pop in to say that things will be a little slow around here for about another week and a half.
I'm doing extra shifts at work to fill in for some colleagues on holiday, and am finding it a tad difficult to fit everything in.
However, my weekends have been full of fun activities and lots of Sydney pics, so I will be back soon to update you all on my wanderings - before taking off on holidays myself.
See you very soon

Monday, September 9, 2013

Some light reading

Books books books.

Books in the bedroom
Books in the hall
Books in the lounge room
Books on the floor!

Towering on my nightstand
Falling off the shelf
Cluttering up the stairwell
I think I need help................

Books in the study
In the bathroom
On the table.
I think I have a problem,
I would cull some,
But am unable.

Books in the dog house
On the tele
In the loo.
Books in the book nook
On the phone stand
And in my shoe?

I have so many wonderful books
I want to keep them all
But I'm running out of space to live
An attic I must install..........

Oh wait - I've got one.  And it's full of

Thursday, September 5, 2013

Afternoon tea with some old friends

A happy day (a couple of months back) of famous faces and fashion icons, at Madame Tussauds, Darling Harbour.  Audrey and Marilyn send their regards........... ;)

Sunday, September 1, 2013

Fifties fashion fantabulousness

Last Sunday I visited Rose Siedler House and attended the Annual 50's Fair.

Photo by Clive

Photo by Clive
Photo by Debs
50's bands
Swing dancing demos
Fashion parades, in fact
Fantastic fifties fashion everywhere!

Photo by Clive

Photo by Clive

Market stalls
Great bargains
A sticky beak around one of Sydney's historic houses
And crinolines on hills hoists!

Photo by Clive
Honestly, is there any better way a gal can spend a Sunday?

My poor little phone did no justice to the gorgeous colour - hence most of these photos were taken by my friend Clive, who was also responsible for the Vivid photos from last year.  You can see the rest of his amazing pictures he took here.

* I've been told that the above link is hard to open so here it is again.

Hope this works a bit better :)