Sunday, 25 September 2016


SUNNY and luke are in osaka after travelling from tokyo up to sapporo.
                      this is the lovely man who runs Westwood
                        bakery in osaka, great sourdough and
                        western style breads, a family business with
                        his wife and sons

 mara's becoming
a real little character
cal in the middle of Giracha, getting taller by the day :0)

Saturday, 24 September 2016


A MAGNIFICENT WARM SUNNY DAY -  a walk for the paper, negotiating soft muddy ground across the golf course, it's saturated everywhere here.  Everything's growing like mad :0)

the river is so high, with water surging over the lock and currents really racing.

pelican and cormorant at lock 10

    lots of interesting patterns left by the rains

I stopped on the footpath on the way back from my walk, absorbed in adjusting the radio on my phone.  when i looked down these two maggies were at my feet, looking up expectantly.  then they both sang me a little song - how gorgeous

I ended the day at friend
di's, watching the warm sun go down over the river from her deck.
the ornamental grapevines are just coming into leaf on her long pergolas

exhibition opening at the visitors centre last night, broken hill artist robyn taylor.  our makers group went along to support her

locals rod and malcolm, and me with dee, a wonderful jeweller and member of the makers

Thursday, 22 September 2016


PRETTY SPECIAL this morning to have my hot chocolate served with my name written across it in a flourish :0)

thank you Tamina

and tonight - a champers on the back deck with anne watching the slow sunset behind the trees over the fence, a lovely mild evening after a few cold windy days of rain and greyness

Wednesday, 21 September 2016


FRIENDS DEB AND GRAEME from geelong were my airbnb guests this weekend - lovely to catch up.


a little late but here's the full moon this month, great to have my new camera and to once again have a functional zoom lens

Sunday, 18 September 2016



IT'S BEEN BUSY - hence no posts since tuesday.

WEDNESDAY, Janeen arrived from adelaide at 6pm and we had dinner at the pub, and a leisurely thursday of scrabble and food before driving up to pooncarie for friday school sessions with school of the air kids and palinyewah school

dinner at the pooncarie pub thursday night

POONCARIE OUTREACH SCHOOL - no longer an operating school but every fortnight distance students come in and get together - this friday they had janeen and i doing separate sessions, a tennis coach and the local fire brigade with their truck.  also a great bbq lunch out in the yard.  it's a great place
lots of great hats there, cute kids too 

ah yes, 
the beloved
cats - these 
are by littlies
3-5 yo,
gorgeous :0)

we were finished by 1
- three groups each.
time for a stroll around
 the cemetery in warm
sunshine and a drive home
 to collapse on the couch
 - a good trip and
 lovely people

     we stayed at the port pitstop cottage - advertised spectacularly on
     the road outside pooncarie  -  about 15 ft off the ground

a bit of local colour,
bra and boots 
trees on the side
of the road

and at the end of the day a well deserved champers

Saturday morning
- bye to janeen then
home to get the
room ready for
airbnb guests
tomorrow  -  feeling
pretty tired but
had to go back into
mildura for a drawing
class at the arts
good friends in this class - a nice afternoon and a drive home surrounded
by spectacular skies, rain expected and it sure did arrive

new vines about to go in here - reminds me of arlington cemetery