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Beautiful, lush, scary, suffocated Sydney

By | February 22nd, 2019|daily life, design, holidays, parks and gardens|

It is interesting to travel. It really does expand my perspective. And I should do it more, I think because I suspect that it helps build adaptability and goodness knows we all need that. Sydney is only 1000 km away (or so), but it feels like it is a completely different country! This is amazing [...]

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St Kilda Festival 2019

By | February 11th, 2019|bars and restaurants, music, parks and gardens, weather|

St Kilda Festival was superb yesterday! The sun was shining, but it was not too hot and we met later in the afternoon when most of the heat was out of the day. The first band we saw was at the Latin Stage for some beautiful instruction in Latin dancing, then to the New Music [...]

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The land we stand on – Aboriginal land

By | January 26th, 2019|architecture, bullshit, holidays, parks and gardens|

It is Australia Day, apparently. However, the message has changed from ‘change the date’ to ‘abolish Australia Day all together.’ It really does seem fair enough. 'Sovereignty was never ceded'. 'Indigenous Australians were here for 60,000 years, compared to the 231 years of Colonial Australians.' I dare say multiculturalism is a positive thing and helps [...]

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Thando live – Sunset sounds – City of Stonnington

By | January 14th, 2019|friends, interesting people, music, parks and gardens, relationships|

Sunset Sounds was superb yesterday. We were lucky enough to nab a picnic spot, close enough to the stage, so that we could hear and see the band(s) very well. We saw two bands - The Meltdown and Thando. Both were really brilliant! It was especially exciting to hear that Thando and her partner (the [...]

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Holidaying on the coast

By | December 24th, 2018|family, holidays, parks and gardens, weather|

I feel so very lucky to be holidaying on the coast this year. It is so luxurious to skulk around in my pyjamas and drink coffee. The water is a beautiful temperature. It is so refreshing and lovely to swim. And it is nice to spend time with family. I don't think that I would [...]

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Luxurious Sunday morning for music and sunshine

By | November 18th, 2018|daily life, music, parks and gardens, weather|

Starting again on a Sunday morning in November. The sun is shining and the birds are singing and I have no particular place to be and nothing pressing to do. I am actually craving my running playlist and I am wondering if I should get out for a run. It is a beautiful day :-)

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Inner Nature – Melbourne Fringe Festival

By | September 23rd, 2018|parks and gardens, theatre|

There is something about seeing live theatre that is so incredibly rich and engaging. Last night I went to see Inner Nature at the Loop Bar Project Space. The play was written by: Ariel de Ramos Molina and performed by Elizabeth Howes, and was a really interesting exploration about the effect that technology is having [...]

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Endangered species on a peaceful hair cut evening

By | September 18th, 2018|daily life, friends, parks and gardens, Turtle, weather|

I feel really quite sad right now. I want to tell 'Turtle' this, but who is Turtle really? It was so sad to see, those endangered Turtles today. . . wait. https://www.instagram.com/p/Bn2XK-MnJG1/?taken-by=guardianaustralia I don't like that very much. How are you Turtle? I miss you xx

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A lush and beautiful sanctuary for a soul to play

By | May 25th, 2018|architecture, design, parks and gardens|

My house becomes more and more lovely every week, and I think tomorrow that I will go to a local greenery and get some plants with tendrils to drape over my wooden bookcases. The tendrils are important. I want them to drape. It is a nice plant nursery because they specialise in indoor plants and [...]

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