Tag Archives: memories

Feb 8th, 2009

Food and love (Part 1)

Some time ago Liz posted a piece titled Love You With Food, it ends with these lines: There is a legacy of love and food and cooking in my family. I’m so glad to be part of it and so glad it doesn’t end with me. I wish I could say the same thing about […]

Jan 4th, 2009

Splash!

We went to the pool today, it’s not our closest public pool, there’s one at Hornsby too but this one at West Pymble is in such a lovely setting that it’s well worth a few extra minutes drive to go there instead. You can see what I mean from the Google satellite image This is […]

Nov 21st, 2008

Happy (belated) 98th birthday Grandma

On Friday I had lunch with my mum and my grandma. I was one day late seeing Grandma for her birthday and missed out on being part of the larger family gathering the night before but there were advantages to being there just with my mum and the birthday girl. Grandma finds it very difficult […]

Nov 14th, 2008

Waiting for the southerly

Memories of childhood. Hot summer days. Playing under the sprinkler. Lying on a towel in the sun (but not for too long!). Sprawling on the lounge, curtains drawn, fending off the heat outside. A wet face washer cooled in front of the fan and laid on face and arms for momentary ease. Lying in bed […]

Oct 12th, 2008

Beorg-wic and birthday party reporting

Here we are at the end of two weeks of school holidays and I feel absolutely wiped out. Not because having the kids around has worn thin, they seem to have grown up enough for that not to be such a problem any more. Rather it’s because I’ve spent pretty much the whole 2 weeks […]

Aug 4th, 2008

Planning ahead

When I turned 6 on the 23rd of October in 1976 I got one of the best birthday presents I’ve ever had. The sun hid behind the moon. I remember being so excited. We made pinhole cameras and my dad explained what was going to happen. We even went on holidays to somewhere further south […]