We had High Tea

  In honour of the Royal Nuptials, I decided to host a High Tea. Well, truth be told, it was just an excuse to do something different. We always have a few friends over on a Saturday afternoon for happy hour.  Just so happened that last Saturday co-incided with The Wedding of the century. Two … More We had High Tea


Wabi-Sabi? Huh? Is it, some weird version of wasabi paste? No, it is not. It (侘寂) is a concept in traditional Japanese aesthetics constituting a world view centered on the acceptance of transience and imperfection. The aesthetic is sometimes described as one of beauty that is “imperfect, impermanent, and incomplete.” That describes me to a tee. … More Wabi-Sabi

Echoes of 44 Years

♥ Yep, it’s been that long. Today is our wedding anniversary.  ♥ ♥ And we’re still living under the same roof after 44 years ! ♥ ♥ Even talking to each other. ♥  ♥ We must be doing something right. ♥  ♠ Much has happened in that time. ♥  ♥ There have been many births, weddings and funerals. ♠ … More Echoes of 44 Years

Buttons Part 10 – Mission Accomplished

¥∉∧∂∇ПçΓΘΞΣΨζλξυψωℵ℘ ⊕⊗£€¥ĦƪʭΨϿѬѬԓᶘῼ₰   (In human language this reads –  A Very Important Mission : Button Nose) Buttons, the Woodland Elf,   has had many adventures during his Very Important Mission. He has now arrived home to a great celebration. ♦♥♦ MISSION ACCOMPLISHED Buttons had not long returned home from A Very Important Mission. He had been sent … More Buttons Part 10 – Mission Accomplished

Buttons – Part 7: The Pearl Princess

¥∉∧∂∇ПçΓΘΞΣΨζλξυψωℵ℘ ⊕⊗£€¥ĦƪʭΨϿѬѬԓᶘῼ₰   (In human language this reads – A Very Important Mission : Button Nose) Buttons, the Woodland Elf,  is on a special treasure hunt- so far he has found a small round, speckled, moss green stone under the Magick Old Man Oak, Wild Bear Garlic, Crystal droplets and a new Magickal outfit. He has also … More Buttons – Part 7: The Pearl Princess

We’re in Wagga – Day 4 1RTU Graduation Ceremony

Recruit Course 11/16 THE day many have been waiting for is here. We arrived at the RAAF Base at 10am as instructed. The same as yesterday everyone was issued Visitor’s passes. Then the shuffle by bus to the parade ground started.  It was to be another 45 minutes before the formal Graduation Parade started. We … More We’re in Wagga – Day 4 1RTU Graduation Ceremony

A New Day

A blue, cloudless day graces the world with a gentle baby’s breath of air stirring the leaves in the trees outside  my window. The sun is shining. I CAUGHT this morning morning’s minion, king- dom of daylight’s dauphin, dapple-dawn-drawn Falcon, in his riding Of the rolling level underneath him steady air, and striding High there, … More A New Day