Lovely to see this sunset in the cool of the evening after a day of great heat. Gonna be another hot one tomorrow. Forecast 40 degrees
Sunday, January 30, 2011
Friday, January 28, 2011
Hopetoun Tea Rooms: Called in here on my visit to the city to go to the dentist this morning.
"A quick step back to the vintage era of the 1800’s. Quiet and relaxed atmosphere, in Victorian surroundings, with the largest etched mirror in Victoria."
The Angelus: A print of a painting given to my mother and father and father by my Uncle and Aunt in Holland. It (or the attitude shown) would have been a familiar sight to them as devout Catholics in the south of Holland.
Wednesday, January 26, 2011
Tuesday, January 25, 2011
I needed to tidy up the study as I knew I had some precious photos hidden away from my trip to Holland to see my relatives in 1979. And today finally I found them. They bring back such good memories of meeting my extended family for the first time. This is my Uncle Piet who died a few years ago. In the background you can see Boerenkool (Kale) growing which my aunt cooked for us. Delicious.
I am going back to Holland in May and so much looking forward to seeing my extended family again. I have been skyping with my cousin Inge and she is organising a get-together. My sister and my son Tristan will hopefully be there as well. Can't wait.
Monday, January 24, 2011
Sunday, January 23, 2011
23:365 Lachlan going the the University of Sydney to start his degree in Bachelor of Arts/Bachelor of Social Work
Lachlan going the the University of Sydney to start his degree in Bachelor of Arts/Bachelor of Social Work, originally uploaded by jomcleay.
Well it had to happen. After a month back with us, Lachlan, who left home at 18 to go to Norway has left again, this time for the University of Sydney. In the last four years he has worked in Bergen and Hammerfest in Norway and Rajasthan in India so I am sure he will be able to manage in Sydney.
Every month we head off to the Berwick Farmers Market to pick up our supplies. I have enjoyed the iPhone app MyMarkets App "myMarkets Vic is a fun, different way to interact with and experience Victorian markets."
At this market I bought something from the herb stall, the cheese stall and the apple juice stall. It is true we don't need much in the way of vegetables as we are producing a lot for ourselves. Anyone else out there found a great place to get supplies?
Friday, January 21, 2011
Tuesday, January 18, 2011
18:365 Just finished reading Annie's box by Randal Keynes, originally uploaded by jomcleay.
Thanks to a recommendation by Sue Tapp I picked this up at my local library and really enjoyed it. There is a good review of the book here and it goes well with another of my favourites Remarkable Creatures by Tracy Chevalier. See more of my books here. Have any of you got a favourite book to share?