Tag Archives: holidays

First night, leap day

Yesterday was leap day – that curious day in the calendar that I have marked here before. It was the first day of Writers Week this year, and also the first night of the Adelaide Festival, with a free concert … Continue reading

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Mannum!

I am writing this in Mannum, beside the river, after spending a weekend here. It has been beautiful – restful, restoring, fun and just a real change. Kaye and Megan have been here for various parts of the weekend, and … Continue reading

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Christmas flowers (hint: not holly)

It’s funny how we here in the southern summer have so completely taken on northern hemispherical ideas about Christmas – the snow and wintry looks to so many cards, the Christmas decorations daubed with pretend snow and the ‘frosted’ trees. … Continue reading

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Whirling about at WOMAD, Writers’ Week and IWD

It’s been culture central this week – Writers’ Week, that began last Saturday, continued till Thursday with some great speakers and thought-provoking conversations. On Wednesday it was International Women’s Day, and a good opportunity to celebrate women in a range of … Continue reading

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Gazing up through trees (at Writers’ Week)

It’s that time of year again (‘mad March’ in Adelaide, with festival, fringe, car race etc) – and today was the first day of Writers’ Week for 2017. I have my dear friend Romi with me from the UK again, … Continue reading

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Nature study

I have been on holidays this month, and though I have not got very far afield, I have done a few special things. I went to the Yorke Peninsula with dad for a couple of days. We stayed at Tickera, … Continue reading

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At the Beach

It is the end of a wild and windy day, with more rain here than for months. I went for a walk earlier and nearly got blown away. This is in stark contrast to so many days in this long … Continue reading

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