it rained the whole time i was away we playedtrivial pursuit( two good long games ) to pass some of the time . . . mind you it was from a set that was 25 years old, and the genus version at that !
my dad won both games . . . he is a bit smart really a journalist who has lived through a lot of the news history that was asked, and who knows what river flows where and on what continent and a historical literary knowledge second to none i know. . .
we all had to remember though, to answer with the knowledge that the pack of questions was so old that countries have changed ( yes there was an answer that mentioned west germany )
and so far back that caroline chisholm was the only australian woman once who appeared on an australian bank note . . . ( the old purple $5 ) i did answer this question correctly with thanks to primary school knowledge and an old song by the overnight jones ( aka warner brothers ) called brunswick st girl if i recall . . . i can't find the lyrics so am not sure but will have to see if i still have the seven" around somewhere
it's funny what rainy days and crazy old board games bring out !
it rained for so long that the sandstone floor verandah became damp from underground . . . but made the patterns all the more beautiful
the little collections of things my mum has placed around the house bought great inspiration
she gave me that beautiful white raku vase to bring home with me . . . it was made by a previous willows resident and fired in a drum in the back yard by mum and dad a few years back . . .
my brother made fantastic sushi, one night for a family birthday . . .
tempura and all . . . on a little gas stove on the back verandah . . . not bad for a rock house kitchen in the middle of the bush
i collected a couple of stones that i know i will one day pass on to a friend who i collect such things for " why look for sapphires " he once said " isn't every stone as beautiful as another in some ways "
i took many more photos which i will share in the coming days but for now
it is these moments from those days i wanted to share . . .
days are busy hereat pbp hq i will be back with news and ramblings again soon . . .
in the mean time have you seen that my friend kia has some wonderfulnew stamp setsin her store my fav is thegossip girl one, but maybe just because of the title . . . the bird and cloud is also pretty fabulous . . .
my name is kylie johnson i am an australian artist... designer... potter... poet... something or other.... this space is for images and rambling words about . . . my business - PAPER BOAT PRESS the ceramics i create poetry i write the things i make
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