Tuesday, March 31, 2009
Monday, March 30, 2009
Wednesday, March 25, 2009
Cue thinking music...
I am planning a gift for the wonderful Mr Duyvken that might take a little doing. We will be celebrating our 10th wedding anniversary later this year and I have a photography idea brewing. It is going to involve photographing every letter of the alphabet which could take some doing. That's why I am starting now. There might be some blog entries from me later in the year asking my fellow Sydneysiders for help spotting letters I haven't been able to find. Stay tuned!
I visited Mary earlier in the week. I had been looking forward to the road trip with Eleanor expecting lots of long, interesting conversations interrupted only by raucous laughter and coffee stops. Unfortunately, I ended up having J, C and JW with me and they were so excited about having a passenger that they carried on all manner of bizarre and amusing conversations and DID NOT SHUT UP for the whole drive. In fact, it was so bad that when Eleanor's father rang her on her mobile he thought she was on a bus! They were so exhausted by the time it came to drive home that I was sure they would sleep all the way back but J was too busy giving me driving instructions to fall asleep. He had definite ideas about which lane I should be in and how hard I should press the 'celerator. I honestly think he talked constantly for the 2hr trip home. Poor Eleanor probably felt like her solitary drive home from my house was akin to a visit to a day spa.
It was great to see Mary, to confirm for ourselves that she is doing OK and to peer into her fridge to see that she had plenty of yoghurt and chocolate. Kim brought her a divine lemon slice and jars of homemade jam - how does she do it?! - to add to her sweet, snacking stash.
Thank you for having us, Mary, and thank you for the wonderful photo, I love it!
Tuesday, March 24, 2009
A beautiful rug from Anna Maria Horner. It only costs $120 but would cost $127 to ship to me so I think I'll just admire from afar.
I also love the black framed b&w photos on the wall but I do think hanging exactly the same photo in 2 different places. That's taking symmetry too far, if you ask me. And you did ask. I swear I heard you.
Thursday, March 19, 2009
Sunday, March 15, 2009
Saturday, March 14, 2009
We bought hot chips, set ourselves and tried not to eat too much sand.
The hot chips brought the seagulls. They're pretty bold! We enjoyed watching them squabble over our leftovers as the sun set.
Thursday, March 05, 2009
Although you come here regularly and look at my blog header so maybe you know that already. I hadn't realised it until this morning when I was putting some photos I've taken of my nieces and nephews on a disk for my sister-in-law. Scattered among the expected photos of people smiling, children playing and life's milestones I have photos of bare baby feet, baby feet wearing socks, toddler feet splashing in puddles, kid-sized feet covered in sand at the beach, photos of my feet in new shoes/old shoes/much-loved shoes and lots of photos like the one above.
It was taken in Dec when we were up north visiting Mr Duyvken's parents and all the grandchildren were waiting for their turn to ride in the tractor with Papa. C and a couple of the other young grandchildren were unsure about having a ride themselves but they loved watching the older ones take their turn wearing the ear muffs and riding circles around the paddock. She planted her feet on this spot and stood for almost half an hour watching, considering and then quietly shaking her head 'no' when asked if she wanted to have a turn. And this is all brought back for me so clearly just by looking at these pink sandals on the grass.
On a less sentimental note I also like the composition, colour and light.
Do you also have photos that bring things back clearly for you?