Monthly Archives: June 2010

Lavender Festival

Wonderful fun clowning around on 100 degree heat in Sonoma today – it was for Father’s Day, so good thing the men were in touch with their feminine side! Cissy and I came away sporting pale lavender fingernails, first manicure … Continue reading

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Weeding

Today my new bathroom window was installed, courtesy of my friend Steve. You need two people for a window but I wasn’t doing any good just hovering, so I started weeding the garden, and boy did it need it! I … Continue reading

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Eye Candy

A glorious splurge of the beauties I have been stock-piling on my desktop~this came from LeoI pruned my ramping rosamutabilis chinensis and didn’t have the heart to throw away all the blossomMaya featured this wonderful succulent pirate’s garden on Completely … Continue reading

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Mullumbimby

Aren’t Australian place-names wonderful? Mullumbimby is a dear little town inland from Byron Bay, and they have been fighting Woollies~ Stefan could you embedthe video for me please?

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Windows

Maybe I am becoming simple in my old age, but it struck me today how much my view depends on which window I look out from. Sitting at my computer in the smallest office in captivity I look up past … Continue reading

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Ring Tones?

http://birdsinbackyards.net/feature/top-40-bird-songs.cfmCheck the link and listen for a refreshing half-hour – beautiful evocative Australian birdsong! Just for ex-pats! No, they are for everyone – would a kookaburra make a great ring tone? Or a whip bird? The image (if you are … Continue reading

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Packaging

My cheap plastic packaging tape dispenser exists in a state of sullen non-cooperation, no matter how often I guide the tape behind the little plastic lugs designed to stop it sticking seamlessly to itself. In the larger world there are … Continue reading

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Father’s Day

Somewhere between honouring my own father and the concept of honouring fatherhood itself, I am going to survey all the things I like about men today. Quietly, and to myself. I also took Stefan his coffee, but I think this … Continue reading

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Utah

Can a production facility be beautiful?Out here it can – strange, and noisy, but shining piles of sulphate of potash – potassium sulphate, wonderful, natural, organic fertiliser harvested from salt pans on the edge of Salt Lake. You drive along … Continue reading

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Home Thoughts from A Broad

I woke to a cool, limpid morning, watered my garden then just soaked up the freshness and peace, bearing in mind that tomorrow we will be in a noisy, dusty factory right on Salt Lake – last time we were … Continue reading

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