There’s a bear in there…….

Those who grew up in Australia in the recent past will no doubt be familiar with the first line of this song.  The song is the opening tune for Playschool shown on ABC television. The programme is still showing today all be it with different presenters.  I have many happy memories of watching Playschool with…

Patterson Park in peak time

The summer holidays are a time when Metung has an influx of visitors.  We have had mixed weather so far during the holidays but for a few days it was really quite warm and that is when the park shows what a godsend the revamp was. The park upgrade was officially opened in March 2015….

A puzzling piece of sewing.

When we were in York on our visit to the UK I went to the York Quilt Museum to see a Kaffe Fassett exhibition.  Unfortunately the day I went to see the exhibition the museum was closed to change over the exhibition to a new one.  I was really disappointed and decided that I would…

A garlic garland, well it is really a plait.

We have grown garlic a couple of times but only ever one or two bulbs.  This year my husband planted lots of garlic and we have gathered a bumper crop. This is just some of the garlic we produced. My parents were keen gardeners.  I should say my father was a keen gardener as my…

Cousins creating memories.

During the holidays we were looking after two of our grandchildren and while they were with us our other grandchildren visited for a few days.  Seeing the children renew their friendships, they don’t see each other very often, and enjoy each others company, was a delight to watch.  New cousins were met for the first…

Gardening. . . .pass it on.

Just look at those industrious children. I remember as a child enjoying the fruits of my dad’s labour. Delicious raspberries, blackcurrants, strawberries and apples. (Don’t know who my hairdresser was!) The house next door played a part in our childhood and my siblings and I have many fond memories of the next door neighbours.  They…