Category Archives: Family

Goofing Off

I goofed off for the whole week as my sister was here from Australia, and it was wonderful! A personal and quirky tour of Marin, I dare say – lots of dog walks (Buckley was in heaven), one spectacular boat … Continue reading

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Bloody Blog

*UPDATE* So now I am usingthis old post for torage of photos I downloaded from FaceBook to transfer them to Pinterest – all from Sabina Sa… heavens, I have forgotten her name…   While I was away the technology changed … Continue reading

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Tartan

Wouldn’t it be great if I could get on with the new iPhoto? All my latest photos are too big to post, and I can’t remember my password. My sons think mum is losing it. I have just ordered a … Continue reading

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Reciprocity

This poem made me cry at a time when I needed to cry: I think of all the older ladies I know whose love is for animals and I understand! I am not naturally misanthropic, but there is something about … Continue reading

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Caught in the Act

I like to spoil my daughter when I can, so I made her one of my old-fashioned Ayurvedic facial recipes when she came to visit. She said, “The minute you put that on, George will walk in.” and she was … Continue reading

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Loggia

I love my sister’s house in Annandale, Sydney, and most of all I love the loggia, especially when there is a wild rainstorm, you can feel the wind but are out of reach of the rain. I made the daybed … Continue reading

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What I want for Christmas

Danielle Boudrot has great discernment and an accurately named blog – also she is personally responsible for my favorite photo of all time – but for the moment I am hopelessly mesmerised by the fish mobile from Alexander Calder. I … Continue reading

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A Long-Awaited Day

Instead of going immediately to my computer this morning, I took time to appreciate the dawn, lighting candles to maintain mindfullness. My shipment of white linen arrives about noon, and I am longing to get to work on it, so … Continue reading

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Update

I have finally taken a good picture of the new cat: difficult, because if you can’t see her eyes her face is all black. So there were quite a few like this: and like this, while she helps me fold … Continue reading

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Pansy Plum

We couldn’t hold out any more. I had been scouring the pet rescue sites, coming back again and again to little puss faces and stories that called to me, when I saw this outrageous face, like a pissed off Jack … Continue reading

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