Tuesday, March 31, 2009


Old wallpaper at Kakulas Sister in Fremantle.
I just love the look of this and am so glad they kept some of it.

Monday, March 30, 2009

Mellow Yellow Monday

Signs of the Times seen around Yanchep.
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Sunday, March 29, 2009

Saturday, March 28, 2009

Goodnight Tonight

Just before I turn off the computer & my one light, I light the candles and
say "Goodnight" not forgetting to turn the clock back one hour when I go to bed.
Goodnight all.

Lights out at 8.30 tonight

Friday, March 27, 2009

SkyWatch Friday #37

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Thursday, March 26, 2009

Who would like to buy a puppy?

‘Puppies’ – made of polyurethane by a ‘famous’ artist in Milan. No training or feeding needed! Cost is au$150 – au$500.

(All items are carefully chosen for their educational or historic value or as quality items in keeping with the Gallery's objective of enhancing the appreciation of art. Revenue generated from retail merchandising activities helps support the Art Gallery's exhibition and public programs.) So there!

Wednesday, March 25, 2009

And so the march of the monstrosity goes on, and on, and on.

See also Thursday March 19th

Tuesday, March 24, 2009

Laughing Rock

Smile you’re on candid camera and who wouldn’t when you live on the beach at Yanchep.

Explaining 'Yellow Vest Syndrome'

In Western Australia there seem to be a tremendous amount of workers ‘doing stuff’ wearing yellow vests (to keep them safe from whatever!).

The exhibition “explores evocations of landscape and country; expressions of State aspiration; and work by artists seeking to challenge dominant ideas” quote from catalogue.

Monday, March 23, 2009

Mellow Yellow Monday


Advertising the Exhibition at Fremantle Art Centre

Sunday, March 22, 2009

Seen/scene around Freo

Had a great day in Fremantle yesterday with Sam. Left Yanchep on the 9.35 am bus to Clarkson, then train to Perth Train Station where (on another platform) I caught the train to Fremantle arriving at 10.45. Walked around a bit & decided to get the free CAT (orange bus) to the Art Centre. Photos of graffiti on bus stop. Lovely lunch, pretentious exhibition. Back on the CAT to Fremantle & made a beeline for Elizabeths 2nd hand book shops. Walked into the delectable smells of Kakulas Sister & S. bought me green tea, dried tomatoes & a yummy bar of ‘organic dark chocolate infused with spices & a twist of orange’! Then we took the train back to Perth, S. stayed on the train & I popped over to the Art Gallery & picked up lots of catalogues. Catching the train back to Clarkson in time for the bus connection to Yanchep. Arrived home at 6.10pm. Exhausted but what a wonderful day with a wonderful daughter.

Saturday, March 21, 2009

Grubs up

OK you vegetarians where’s my fish!

Friday, March 20, 2009

SkyWatch Friday

Sculpture at Two Rocks near Yanchep, Western Australia.

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Thursday, March 19, 2009


Protect the Dunes? By putting what looks like a steel mono rail across them? What a joke!! There was supposed to be a boardwalk (oxford dictionary: 1.a wooden walkway across sands, marsh etc 2. a promenade along a beach) not this monstrosity. Seen at the end of Foreshore Vista in Yanchep. Some vista.

Wednesday, March 18, 2009

Unexpected package arrived today from a complete stranger via sendsomething.com.

Photo of her cat ‘Rusty’ & a ‘charming’ little charm. Once again it just knocks me out when people do things like this. She is an artist & here is her blog


Tuesday, March 17, 2009

Cultural Cuisine

Harmony Week 2009

‘Cultural Cuisine’ at Yanchep Community Centre.

On the menu was: Ukrainian Borscht, German Pea Soup with Bockwurst, Kangaroo Rissoles (Australia), Polenta Slice (South Africa), Lancashire Hotpot (England), Bobotie (South Africa), Beef Goulash (Austria), Damper (Australia), Gulab Jamun (India), Kentish Apple Cake (England), Cornflower Sponge (Australia),Classic Shortbread (Scotland), Welsh Cakes (Wales). Fairings (Wiltshire, England), Pavlova (New Zealand).

Monday, March 16, 2009

Growing older by the years

From 18 months with very little hair through to grey hair & glasses.

Sunday, March 15, 2009

100 people

How many can you name?

Saturday, March 14, 2009

Lucky me!!

Wonderous gift from J & M.
Which reminds me, I found this

"Forage Oakland is a project that works to address how we eat everyday, and how everyone can benefit from viewing their neighborhood as a veritable edible map, considering what is cultivated in any given neighborhood and why. The gleaning of unharvested fruits; the meeting of new neighbors; the joy of the season's first hachiya persimmon (straight from your neighbor's backyard, no less); the gathering and redistribution of fruits that would otherwise be wasted- can be powerful and can work to create a new paradigm around how we presently think about food in our collective consciousness."

Wouldn't it be good if we could do this here.

So far this year I have had given to me – tomatoes, sweetpeas, lemons, beetroot, parsnips, pumpkin, help putting up blinds & some digging from B & B, packets of seeds (to eat, sunflower etc) & a pink towel from M, lemons from J & G, marmalade from S & O, cake & muffins from W & A and all I have given is lots of parsley, the odd bit of homemade bread & help with computer & family history. And last but not least ‘insulation’ in the roof gratis Kevin (Oz PM) and the wonderful owners of this house.

Friday, March 13, 2009

Skywatch Friday

"I'm the king of the castle!"
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Thursday, March 12, 2009

Wednesday, March 11, 2009

Good stuff!

Parsley is ‘effectual in the lethargy’. [Culpeper]
Basil to keep away witches & flies.

Thank you, Marina

Two more postcards with stamps from across the world +
‘ Priority’ stickers. Marina in Belarus, thank you so much!

Tuesday, March 10, 2009


Cool clear sea water – just a tiny bit of seaweed floating around.
Taken at Yanchep Lagoon of course.

Red, White & Blue

Passing Alcatraz on the way to San Francisco in 1992.
One of my favorite photos with the American flag flying.

Sunday, March 08, 2009


Bride & Groom PNG by Kerry Stokes

Three artist friends – Arthur Russell, Bev Gallop and Kerry Stokes. Knew them all when I was known as Angie Farman and worked at the Craft Council of W.A and had New Collectables Gallery.

Saturday, March 07, 2009

Rock melons from Yanchep Paradise.

Don’t they look like they are smiling? The taste is so sweet & juicy.

Friday, March 06, 2009

SkyWatch Friday

The sun going down at Fremantle on the last evening
of 1999.

Thursday, March 05, 2009

Anothe FLASH pair of sandshoes

I spent most of yesterday doing these, they seem to be getting brighter.
Will I be game enough to flash around in these - yeah why not!
(see November 20 2008 for the other pair.)

Wednesday, March 04, 2009

Yanchep Falls

Low tide at the lagoon.

Tuesday, March 03, 2009

Beach Pickings

And this is what I collected one day last year.

Sunday, March 01, 2009

Say NO to fishing in the lagoon.

See http://suncity.realviewtechnologies.com/
front page.

This mornings swim was not so good as there were too many fishing lines in the water. There is a spot just a bit further away called ‘Fishermans Hollow’ which is ideal. With the shark attacks in Sydney over the last three months we are being warned not to swim where there are people fishing. Maybe if the local council made the access to Fishermans Hollow easier to navigate they could stop people fishing at Yanchep Lagoon.

Today was 'Clean-up-Australia Day' if you look closely you can see one of our local residents with a bag. With her husband they ‘clean-up’ everyday. Lots of hooks, lines and sinkers. I picked up cans, plastic bottles and many cigarette stubs.