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…

Things happening around the village school.

One of the walking routes I have is through the Metung bushland which is behind the village school. There has been a bit of activity there even though the school has been closed during the restrictions. The first thing I noticed was the nature strip had been stripped of much of the overgrown and straggly…

A parcel of joy in the post yesterday

When I went to the post office yesterday to post a parcel I collected a couple of parcels that had arrived for us.  One of the parcels was addressed to Granny and Pa Marsh so I was intrigued before opening it. The parcel was from one of our granddaughters in Canberra.  She had made us…