A word popped up from my past.

I can’t remember what prompted the memory of this word but it certainly brought back memories of my childhood in Scotland.  I must have been a particularly sulky teenager as I remember my father saying to me on more than one occasion, “What’s that boosach for?” or “What’s that boosach about?” I can’t remember having…

Nature in the garden

This incredible insect was resting on one of our outdoor chairs.I looks just like a eucalyptus leaf. My husband did a bit of research in the internet and discovered that it is a childrens stick insect. Its scientific name is Tropidoderus childrenii.  There are some beautiful photos on the internet.  

Started working on my fabric stash

Yesterday I spent time in my sewing room actually doing some sewing.  I am going to make a concerted effort to diminish my stash of fabrics.  I have started off with a piece of fleece fabric which I bought I would say about six years ago.  I am not sure what I intended to make…

Auslan or finger spelling

When I was last on a Zoom call with my brothers and sister we somehow mentioned the use of sign language.  I can’t remember what the context was, possibly when we were talking about the sign language being used in the daily press conferences on COVID, but I know I mentioned how as children we…

The Den of Nargun

One of the books read by students during my teaching years was The Nargun and the Stars.  The reason I mention this is we did the walk to the Den of Nargun with some of our grandchildren during the Christmas holidays.  I had walked with our two other grandchildren when they were much younger and…

A follow up to an old post.

Way back in 2013 I wrote a post about children’s books that had a link to grannies.  Here is the post. I was contacted by a woman who had been trying to find a book she fondly remembered and in her search she came across my post which included mention of the book she was…