Wednesday, 16 August 2017

NEW BUSINESS CARD

DID THIS TODAY my new business card - while the painters mick, jay and one more, whipped through finishing off the wall that was damaged.  they did a great job very very quickly and fixed up and touched up a couple of extra things they noticed. 

SUDDENLY IT'S SPRING

TODAY IS SO MILD, the painters have come in to finish off my insurance job - fixing up the long wall in the hall.   I watched them set up then headed off to mildura to do some things while they worked.  i left at 9.45 and when i got back at 12.30 they were already packing up,  two coats on the wall, a coat on the whole kitchen ceiling and they had to spakfilla and paint four architraves.  it looks great!  :0)

the drive in to mildura, it feels like spring




DOGS IN UTES







IN St Arnaud, 
these two dogs 
were sitting in 
pouring rain 


THE LONG DRIVE HOME

 I USUALLY ENJOY the drive home, but the roads were very wet and it rained the whole way, huge Bdoubles splashing spray up, puddles on the road.   it's a long way when you have to be so alert all the way.  it was a really wintry day, low cloud, no sun and rain rain rain

but i had a day at trinity bay before my flight on monday evening








coffee at
l'unico on
the beachfront
after a walk


THE DRIVE HOME . . . brrrr!





Monday, 14 August 2017

PERFECT SUNDAY

A WALK, A SWIM, some reading then a long lunch in the sun with janet, looking out over the sea. such a holiday kind of day :0)  then in the evening i got some valuable pics for the book i'm working on, the whole shepherd family and ja ja (janet) posing for a candlelit photo




easter reef egret
spotted on my
walk




LAST NIGHT round at Kain and Kerrin's







Saturday, 12 August 2017

TRINITY BEACH THIS MORNING






WORK IS DONE

JANET AND BEVAN picked me up after the festival ended and we're ensconsed at Trinity Beach.

this is the tanks arts centre where bevans son works, an amazing complex created inside old fuel tanks from WWll in the lush greenery of the botanical gardens. a beautiful place





TRINITY BAY

TWO DAYS OF WORK - full on, four 70 minute sessions each day, first day slide shows and talks and a demo,  second day the kids were up to their elbows in charcoal.
Didn't even have a chance to notice the weather but it was good, lots of enthusiastic secondary students.









this amazing fig tree was growing in the grounds, i stood underneath it and just listened to the beautiful rustling of the leaves



THE TRIP

OFTEN I RUN INTO oversize loads coming down the highway through the mallee but this was the biggest.  looked like a bridge span or something