Our very own Winter Festival

It is winter here in Australia and here in East Gippsland we are having our very own winter festival for the first time. A festival which includes workshops, beautiful art installations, wine, local produce and live music. The Festival has venues throughout the East Gippsland region and Metung has several events to look forward to…

I discovered this online

I missed when this wonderful reading started but I am slowly catching up.  The reading is up to Day 29.  I think most folks my age would have read The Ancient Mariner when they were at school.  I wish I had the opportunity to have access to the mix of art, poetry and scientific research…

A bit of a puzzle.

I follow the National Library of Australia on Twitter and this was one of their tweets. I enjoyed doing jigsaw puzzles when our children were young and I am happy to do jigsaws with out grandchildren.  I thought this was a great resource for during social distancing.  You can do jigsaws on your phone, although…

Turn off the news and build a garden.

Willie Nelson is one of the musicians we listened to when we were younger and still listen to now.  It is lovely to see his son singing this song which is appropriate during these difficult times. See Willie Nelson and Sons Lukas and Micah Play ‘Turn Off the News (Build a Garden)’

Before the shutdown.

I was fortunate to attend the final of the Women’s T20 World Cup which was held at the MCG in Melbourne. This was before the shut down of events due to COVID 19.  I had planned a weekend where I would attend The Melbourne Rebels Super Rugby match on the Saturday and the cricket on…

World Cup weekend.

Saturday and Sunday were full on as far as rugby goes.  There were the four quarter-final matches in the Rugby World Cup. On Saturday we had Australia versus England then New Zealand versus Ireland.  On Sunday it was Wales versus France then Japan versus South Africa. Needless to say I did very little else on…