February 2015: Spit Bridge to Manly

Summer in Sydney is glorious. There are coastal walks, like the Spit Bridge to Manly, with little quiet beaches. If the sun gets to much you can duck off the track and take a swim with next to no one.   

   

Sun setting on June 2015

Many a sunrise and sunset in the locality of Mudgee were appreciated on the drive to and from work this June. The month ended with a trip to the Mudgee monumental cemetery. All this gadding about was sustained by the delicious food to be had at Alby and Esther’s, Isabella’s (the Genovese and ravioli are lipsmackingly good) and Elton’s. Many thanks Mudgee for the great trip.

    
  

 

A blood stained lizard at Manly

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It’s snowing!

It’s the beginning of a new adventure and a new archaeological excavation. This trip is taking me to a rockshelter in the Central Tablelands of NSW. Our trip through the Blue Mountains and into the Central Tablelands just happened to be a snow day. As a Sydneysider, it’s pretty novel to find snow only two hours away.  

 

Ten Flag Tony

Australian flag producers prepare for a lean season after Team Australia decides that it could maybe spend less than $500,000 on flags in six months.

Perhaps we can use our nation’s collective flag stocks as shrouds for people who have died from domestic violence or who have died because of a lack of funding to essential services. 

Okay, that was a little black. Restarting the positivity drives. Have a glorious summer day in lieu of kitten videos.  

Gore Hill Cemetery 

Cemeteries, can’t live with them, can’t live without ’em.

Mothers Day at Mount Wilson

Last Mothers Day, the clan explored Joadja. This year we hitched the horses to the cart and rode up Bells Line of Road to Mount Wilson. We caught the last of the autumn colours, picnicked in the park, visited a number of the open gardens and ducked around the numerous lovers taking photos kissing beneath the maples.