The Hippeastrums say hello

  Well I must say I hadn’t planned on it to be over two months between posts but such it is. In that time uni has been well uni. It’s my last semester and and the two subjects I’m doing are ones that require a lot of brain wrangling.   I had a birthday. I’m […]

Modernteering across Brisbane

Last Sunday, I joined in the company of about 40 people in a Modernteering adventure (a word to describe an “orienteering” adventure where the control points are examples of modernist architecture) across Brisbane. The starting point was a house in Aspley. When I heard the adventure was starting in Aspley I knew it would be […]

now to decide if I should grow a tea bush or get a house cow

because then my breakfast would be entirely home made. This was my breakfast this morning. Home made bread and home made apricot jam with a cup of tea and the magazine from the weekend Australian. This is the Helen size loaf of bread before I cut into it Oh it is so very nice and I […]

The day after the Twelfth Day or Epiphany or Three Kings Day

or whatever you wish to call January 6. Le Sigh. Yesterday was all of those so the house was de-Christmased. The living room looks quite bare now. This little chap has been packed away for another Christmas. Yep we run an Icelandic Christmas straight out of the late 70s here.  Love his little elfish face. As have these […]