Friday, August 27, 2010

September ......

So I am away in Berry (south coast NSW) for the weekend of 3/4/5 september.
I have a lovely lunch planned for Sat, 11 September and on Sunday I will be here.
Next weekend is supposedly the Guild executive meeting at the powerhouse museum.
Also Les Miserables with Miranda Musical Society.
Then the next weekend there will be a 21st birthday ......

I will need a week off to recover!


Friday, August 20, 2010

Charity Knitting

I'm not usually a fan of charity knitting, life being too short and all that sort of thing I would rather just throw some money at the problem.

The floods in the sub-continent of India are just so sad, and it's always the poorest of the poor who are hit hardest. The officials can sometimes be corrupt and skim the aid that's organised and meanwhile the people in so much need are left with very little. Luckily I know someone who knows someone. My gift can go from hand to hand to a real person. So my usual answer is not enough this time. I have so far knitted two hats, with more to come (we have a time line of November for the items), and because it is change of season I have been scouring the Op shops near work and for $1.50 each have picked up some really good quality jackets for little people. Best and Less is having a sale and so I got some kids socks (not as nice as hand knit, but there is a limit to my charity knitting love and socks are outside the line).

If you feel the urge West Ryde Guild has a person who will be hand delivering clothes/goods to an orphanage in Indian Cashmere in November, let us know and we will collect clothing to be added to the delivery. Share the love.


Sunday, August 08, 2010

Surburban Sights

Along with the the "dead" taxi below, the past week has seen some other truly astonishing sights. The lovely Isabelle when we had lunch the other day at that Golden Arches "restaurant" decided to have a Maltesers Sundae, and so did I, but just not in such a silly fashion.

The lovely ladies in the swimming get up are the comedy duo Sinchronised Swimmers, who were performing at Sutherland Coffee Festival.

And finally the naked nymph was in the front yard of an unassuming home at Yagoona, spotted when I was walking the dog.

Truly suburbia is a wonderfilled place!

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random abandon

random abandon
Originally uploaded by Gemma_Anne
So when I drove to my usual parking spot at lovely Lidcombe there was this taxi .... It was sitting 3/4 of the way out in the middle of the road with hazard lights flashing. From the back it just looked like the driver had left it there when he had a smoke or something, but after i parked and walked to the front this was what i found. No broken glass on the road so it had been smashed somewhere else and then driven here and abandoned. (just for the record I tried to report it to the appropriate authorities but sat on hold for more than 4 minutes on my mobile, my phone credit is more important than that so I just gave up in the end).