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Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
Assistant Principal, mother, wife, pet owner.

Sunday, January 30, 2011

A morning in Daylesford

A coffee at the lake was joined by ducks, swans, geese
and many other little birds.

The Convent with its beautiful garden, and massive flowers.

A vintage shop proved to be a great place for a
few small purchases.

Saturday, January 29, 2011

Buzzing with excitement

After a day of house cleaning, I took some time in the backyard
and watched a bee buzzing in the flowers behind me.

Friday, January 28, 2011

Thursday, January 27, 2011

Timely delivery!

Timely delivery!
Today I found out that I had been accepted into the
Masters of School Leadership!
And I received my new book in the mail.

Wednesday, January 26, 2011

Nostalgic Mystery

When looking through my old photos I came across this one.

When was it taken? Where? Not sure!

Not high school days but high school friends.

Tuesday, January 25, 2011

Time to...

Time to think and plan
Time to stop!
Time to explore beautiful things
and soak up their warmth
Time to breathe and relax
Be creative and have fun!
Time to be.

Monday, January 24, 2011

Watching closely!

6:00pm ish - My lovely feline boy who likes to watch me very closely!

9:50pm - And he is back ... but this time on my desk!

Friday, January 21, 2011

Mirka at Aspendale

Today we were talking about art, books, artists and Aspendale Beach. This made me think of this great photo that was taken of Mirka Mora at Aspendale Beach in the 1960s.
I saw it at the Heide Museum of Modern Art just last week.

Photo from -

Wednesday, January 19, 2011

30 Years!

30 years ago I did my HSC and we are celebrating our reunion this year.
This year my daughter is doing her VCE.
Can you spot me?

Tuesday, January 18, 2011


Vacant chairs, filled minds
People moving in and out
Hopeful, anxious wait

Monday, January 17, 2011

The Heart Garden

Enjoying this read about Sunday Reed! Sunday was instrumental in establishing the Heide Museum of Modern Art in Bulleen. Having grown up in Bulleen, and enjoying art, this seemed like a good choice. And so far so good :-)

Sunday, January 16, 2011

A morning at Heide Museum

A browse at the "Freehand" drawings ...

then a walk in the garden...

Lastly we went in to view the Mirka Mora exhibition. What a wonderful collection of art work and photographs to tell the story of Mirka and Melbourne.

Now I want to read her book - Wicked but Virtuous.

Friday, January 14, 2011

Herb Garden

Adding herbs to our garden!

This laundry trough has been around since I bought the house in the early 1990s. It has been moved from around the side of the house to the backyard during the renovation period. Only now, have we made use of it! It will be our new herb garden filled with basil, oregano, mint, coriander, rosemary, tarragon and cherry tomatoes.

We have another laundry trough still around the side of the house which will be moved once we know how to! They are heavy and awkward so we need to be careful not to do an injury!! It too, will then be parked beside our gazebo to make up another herb garden.

Monday, January 10, 2011

Books and Movies

A latte and browse at Borders...
then off to see Desert Flower.

I read Desert Flower some time ago, maybe 10 years ago now. It made quite an impression on me back then. Such a sad yet courageous life. Amazing. The movie was filmed beautifully, especially the scenes in Africa. I enjoyed watching the story on the big screen, and again it has left me thinking and wondering about the horrible plight of these women and young girls.

Sunday, January 9, 2011

Saturday, January 8, 2011

Light relief...

To take my mind off my day at sleep dentistry, we borrowed something light to watch. It was a good distraction as my appointment was to be at 12 noon, then got changed to 1pm and then again to 2pm due to complications with the previous surgery (implants for that guy).
Mine was a fairly 'simple routine' as I was told, root canal and fillings and gum treatment. Unfortunately the root canal became an extraction due to the severity of the crack it had and probably explains the extreme pain I had just before Christmas.

Next installment = possible implant and definitely braces!

As for the movie - well worth the silliness to take my mind off waiting.

(Note - this post was actually made on the 9th but dated for the 8th due to being asleep most of the day!)

Thursday, January 6, 2011

Afternoon on the Yarra

Started with a latte at the Studley Park Cafe..

followed by a walk...

then off to Finns Reserve, close to where I grew up.

This was a great way to spend a day of my holidays. I was able to share the experience with my husband and show him the places we used to go as teenagers growing up.
Finns Reserve was close to home and the Yarra River provided much entertainment when we were school kids. It's a really lovely, quiet spot and we were able to enjoy just sitting on the banks watching the river flow by and the rabbits hop through the bushes.

A great afternoon on the Yarra.

Wednesday, January 5, 2011

Shhh...movie's about to start

On 'Wendesday' (see above) we went to see "The King's Speech" at the Nova.

Shhhh...it's about to start!

Tuesday, January 4, 2011

Saturday, January 1, 2011