Sunday, May 31, 2009

Talking ‘bout BOOKS

At the moment I’m reading ‘Relative Love’ by Amanda Brookfield, 534 pages (have read 179 pages). English family novel (I had to do a family tree!) enjoyable so far.

Jane Fonda ‘My Life So Far’ 579 pages not including preface, contents, filmography, acknowledgments, index, credits & permissions, about the author & about the type. I’m up to page 123. One chapter at a time, between novels for now.

Last week I finished ‘Flying Under Bridges’ by Sandi Toksvig, very strange little book, weird but witty.

Then there was ‘The Beach House’ by Jane Green, book club for May. The kind of book which doesn’t tax the brain, comfortable light reading.

I have now ordered from the library ‘Dark Places’ by Kate Grenville, the next book club choice.

Last but not least is ‘Behind the Scenes at the Museum’ the June Book-It List Book Group. Go visit. I did have this book but it went on its way with book-crossing. Looking forward to reading it again

All this will keep me going for a while.

Saturdays Birds

Magnificent Magpie in a friends garden.

Saturday, May 30, 2009


Better late than never. Posting this group for the color Cobalt for My True Colours

Friday, May 29, 2009

Sky Watch Friday #46

“Nothing but blue skies do I see”……. And six sky diving pink and grey Galahs.

Thursday, May 28, 2009

Butterfly cards

I was thrilled today to get a P/C from the people at LUPUScrossing. I sent a hand made card to them (see this blog April 14th), not only did I get a card to say thank you but my double sided card is pictured on their official one (top right & 2nd down left). They had some beautiful butterfly cards. You can see them on LUPUS

Wednesday, May 27, 2009

The Wednesday What's It

Today I’m just going to give you this site to look at.

Little People

Those of you in London do try & get to see the exhibition.

Tuesday, May 26, 2009

Today's Flowers #41

Pretty in pink, flowering seedlings.
More flowers at Today's Flower

My first AWARD

What a delightful surprise it was to see I have been awarded with a Kreative Blog Award from London Calling

In turn I pass this award on to


COLOR informal

Fragments treasures memory


A Photo A Day

Monday, May 25, 2009

Mellow Yellow Monday #20

A shopping center obstacle. Not sure what the exclamation symbols mean!

“Made my bed – now just leave me alone!”

Temperature dropped down to 5 deg last night & Ebony just wanted to curl up & go to sleep. Later she crept onto my bed & made herself comfortable there.

Saturday, May 23, 2009

Saturdays Birds

Two Crows discussing how good they were at stealing Yanchep Library’s mail.

Friday, May 22, 2009

Sky Watch Friday #45

Wild weather here but not as bad as Queensland, hope everyone is OK.

Today's Flowers #40

Onion heads, from next doors garden.
Join us in Today's Flower.

Wednesday, May 20, 2009

The Wednesday What's It

This was sent to me by a friend. ‘Tattoo of the Year’. Believe it or not. Real tattoo or has it been ‘photoshopped’? Good for a laugh anyway!

Tuesday, May 19, 2009

More stamp cards

From Tiana in Moscow (her grandmothers stamps, including a 1981 Soviet stamp)

and this in the shape of Romania handmade from Mircea

Monday, May 18, 2009

Mellow Yellow Monday #19

I think these are the flowers of Eucalyptus erythrocorys (Red-cap Gum)

Sunday, May 17, 2009

Grey Pillows

View towards Two Rocks.
Just love the planting of ‘grey pillows’.
Not sure what their official name is.

YES it’s finally NO!!!

West Australians have rejected daylight saving in what will be the final referendum on the issue during the Barnett Government’s time in power.

For the fourth time in as many decades, WA has voted ‘No’ to daylight saving.

Friday, May 15, 2009

Thursday, May 14, 2009

Call me a copy-cat!

Inspired by Mo’s photo of an old mill near London see

I found this one. Looking out onto the old vineyard from a building at New Norcia , Western Australia.

Wednesday, May 13, 2009

The Wednesday What's It

I Know what it is, do you?

Tuesday, May 12, 2009

Another good book

Very interesting memoir by the daughter of Anne Deveson. Good read.

Sunday, May 10, 2009

Mothers Day Flowers

The orchids arrived from Chris, Jade & Shannan.

Don’t they look amazing!

For more flowers go have a look at the Today's Flowers website.

Unusual book!

Just finished this novel (on loan from Sam). Thoroughly enjoyed the many chuckles, another good read.

Friday, May 08, 2009

Sky Watch Friday #43

As the sun sets in the West.......


Does anyone know what year this may have been taken? It has Weymouth in the corner and is in the form of a postcard (British Made).

Thursday, May 07, 2009

The Wednesday What's It

Found: a little black hole in the garden, what is it? Miniature mole? Industrious spider? Crab escaped from the beach? Wasp or Bee? Anyone know?

Talking of bees, I have just read ‘The Secret Life of Bees’ by Sue Monk Kidd – best book I’ve read in a long time, probably since ‘Secret River’ by Kate Grenville.

Tuesday, May 05, 2009

Today's Flowers #38

This is a Bougainvillea growing on the other side of my road.

For other flowery images, go to Today's Flower.

Monday, May 04, 2009

Mellow Yellow Monday #17

‘Public Art’ Not sure what it is, maybe flowers! All I know is that it cost a lot of $s.

To see other Mellow Yellow Monday posts click here.

Sunday, May 03, 2009

Junk Mail Art

Sent to USA

Saturday, May 02, 2009

At last!

How many men does it take to revamp a concrete ramp? 4 at one end & 3 at the other. At LAST the council has decided to make the ramp at Yanchep Lagoon actually work! Lets hope they all did a good job!

Friday, May 01, 2009

Sky Watch Friday #42

Blue sky, five birds, a flag & green grass.