Monday, March 29, 2010

A weekend with Keturah

It was a good weekend. The kind of weekend you feel in little in awe at just how good life can be. The sun was shining and the air was crisp and clear after the storms earlier in the week.

Keturah and Erik the Wonder Dog

I spent the weekend doing 'stuff' with my youngest daughter, Keturah. She is a joy, and at 17 moving on to new things. It brought a poignancy to the weekend, knowing how precious this time with her is, and how rare it will become as she grows into womanhood.

On Sunday we went to the Glen Forest Primary School Fete. It was a pure indulgence and remarkably enjoyable. Keturah had a ballet performance as part of the day's festivities.

I spent the day catching up with friends, wandering around the fete and rifling through the White Elephant Stall. It made me realize how much I've missed being a part of a community and the gentle sharing that's such a part of community life.

I was also reminded that I need to make sure the batteries in my camera are charged so I don't have to use my phone to take photos!

Sunday, March 28, 2010


At Earthwise in Subiaco there's a dragon standing guard in the Earthwise Permaculture Garden. Recycled CDs make his shiny scales.

The chimes under the grape vine tinkle in the breeze. Who could imagine old bits of metal could make such beautiful music?

And an old Hills Hoist makes a sturdy frame for a grape vine making a shady, and productive, spot in the garden.

Saturday, March 27, 2010

Charlie Day

Friday was Charlie Day. Charlie's Mum works part time and I get to look after him some of the time. Charlie is my grandson, so naturally he's remarkably talented, incredibly intelligent and dashingly handsome. Not bad for only 9 months old!

Being a new Grandmother is quite an experience. I wasn't very happy about it to start with. It seemed so final, such an inescapable expression of aging that I didn't feel, or want to be, ready for. But once I got to meet Charlie, and now get to know him, the world and my place in it is changed forever. Being a Grandparent really is very good fun.

Charlie and his Mum and Dad, my son, live in Subiaco which took the full brunt of Monday's storm. Their street is still strewn with leaves.

Despite all the hail their herb garden survived.

Charlie has considerable wisdom in choosing his parents. They are doing a fantastic job in unfamiliar territory.


On Charlie's and my walk around Subiaco on Friday we discovered the 'Earthwise' Op Shop on Bagot Road. It's not your usual Op Shop. As well as the old Uniting Church that is its home, there's a permaculture garden and some amazing recycled artwork.
They even recycled a Hills Hoist as the framework for a grape vine.

Charlie and I will definitely visit again.

Thursday, March 25, 2010

My first entry

What do I write about? Nothing I guess, not until I master the blog site. Still, I have to put something down. I'll try and add a picture. I hope it works!