Saturday, May 31, 2014

Markets and memories at Dalwood

Thank you to everyone for your warm birthday wishes.  You've made my day just that more special :)

This is a place that I frequent about 4 times a year.
I love markets.
And it's an added bonus if they are held in a beautiful place.
An historical place.
I remember Dalwood Homes from my youth, having had a couple of friends live there in the 80's when it was still a children's home.

Now it is a centre that offers valuable support for families and children, in fact the staff were incredibly kind and helpful when my own darling daughter was a new born and I was struggling with all the changes in my life.

But now I visit because they hold the BEST jumble sales in the Southern Hemisphere.
(And that view is just fabulous)

Dalwood Homes, Seaforth - Feb 2014

Monday, May 26, 2014

Return of the snotty and some Phryne fabulousness

Well 3 weeks of aches, breathlessness and full hankies, long naps and honey and lemon toddies and I'm finally feeling normal.

To cheer me up and to celebrate my birthday (not the milestone one up North) hubby took me to Old Government House to see the Phryne Fisher costume exhibition.
(See if you can spot the photographer)

Posh lunch
Historical house
Fabulous clothes

A perfect day

And a nice introduction back into blogging.

Old Government House, Parramatta - May 2014

Tuesday, May 13, 2014

Flu, finals, french tests and flights

All of the above have been keeping me away from the computer of late.

I had wonderful plans for May, and was going to post about it ages ago.
My goal for the month of May was to sort all the cupboards in the house.

I got as far as the wardrobe and upstairs bathroom - and then it all came grinding to a halt.

A French test was looming on the horizon and I needed to prepare.
Well I can pop on a quick post about my fabulous plans for fuss free cupboards and storage after the test, I promised myself.......................

Arriving home feeling victorious after my sweaty swatting, I sneezed.
And immediately I felt like I was one of the little brown piles that the puppy hides as surprises around the garden.

A week of flu, however mild,  is still enough to stop all further plans for organised housewifey glory.  When I'm not dragging myself most unglamorously to work, I'm lying in bed honking into a hanky.  I try to cheer myself up by thinking about how bad I would have been if I didn't have that flu shot and that at least I'm getting a chance to read more of those books I've been meaning to read, but I still must admit that it's a very boring way to spend Mothers Day.

During those proceedings was the finals of Eurovision.
Well what more can I say?
Took my mind off my nose for a while anyway.

Now I'm slowly creeping back towards health, however I am a little concerned.
I'm supposed to fly up North next weekend to celebrate a milestone birthday (no not mine).
I don't think that books and thoughts of Eurovision are enough to sustain me.

I hope the antibiotics work.

As for the cupboards......................

Saturday, May 3, 2014

Games of the gods

I heard an almighty crash 
followed by a loud thud
and I wondered if the giants were playing marbles again

Then I realised that I was in Newtown,
the marbles were sculptures
and it was distant thunder I heard

Newtown January 2014