Saturday, January 31, 2009

Now and then

So this is what I look like now, just the thing on a hot day.

And this is how it was then (in 1942), colder I should think,
but similar bathing gear.
Bikinis came in the 1960s and no I’m not going to show & tell!

Friday, January 30, 2009

Lazy Dayz

Ebony & I have just been chilling out the last few days (she seems to do that everyday!).

Wednesday, January 28, 2009

Blue jug with Oleander.

This is the blue glass jug I got from the Op Shop for $3.

Tuesday, January 27, 2009

Historic Stamps

This stunning card arrived today from a postcrosser in the Czech Republic.
The message on the card says “ So here are stamps of a country that doesn’t exist anymore!”
I just LOVE this card, certainly one of my favorites.

Monday, January 26, 2009

Happy Birthday Nic

You always come up smiling – have a great day.

Sunday afternoon & the Lagoon is busy.

Fishermans Hollow where the water is not deep (no worries about sharks!)

Temperature was 37.4

Sunday, January 25, 2009

Saturday, January 24, 2009

Friday, January 23, 2009


My little bit of green in a dry sandy back yard. Parsley, sage, rosemary and no thyme. Wilting rocket, bolting lettuce, basil growing well. Under the fig tree put in 6 months ago.

Wednesday, January 21, 2009


“Do you think Barbie will mind if we go to her 50th birthday party like this?”
“Well at least one of us looks decent.”

Tuesday, January 20, 2009


My op-shop buys. Glass teapot (new), blue glass jug, glass vase, two silvery glass dishes, red velvet jewelry box, small wooden box and a 3 legged frog. I had change from $20, now all I have to do is find somewhere to put everything. This is because I borrowed a book from the library called ‘Home Cheap Home’!! May have to go back and buy a few more things.

Monday, January 19, 2009

Here's looking at you, kid

"Come on.... feed me, please. Pretty please".

Sunday, January 18, 2009

Saturday, January 17, 2009

Yanchep, Two Rocks Fire

24 hours later & the volunteer fire brigades are still keeping a close watch. Many of them camped out in the park just down the road, a helicopter landing place was set up at Two Rocks. People & homes owe so much to these men & women. At least 8000 hectares of National Park has been burnt, goodness only knows how many animals have suffered. The park is closed until further notice. Fire fighters are also in Kings Park, Perth.

Friday, January 16, 2009

Fire not cloud!

Very hot weather today 41/42deg in the shade, 10deg less indoors.

On my way to Two Rocks this morning I saw that there was a fire so I went back home. I didn’t want to get caught up in the drama. By 10.30 the smoke was blotting out the sun. These photos were taken from the back yard.

Thursday, January 15, 2009

Damper, made before the temperature reached 38deg! This time I put in dried tomatoes, garlic & Dijon mustard. Very tasty.

Wednesday, January 14, 2009

Strange cloud formation

8.30 this morning, I just missed a good shot with the moon
behind the clouds. Should have got up a bit earlier!

Tuesday, January 13, 2009

Hold Tight...........

Sad to hear that Dave (Harman) Dee died of cancer on 9th January. The group used to come into a chocolate shop I managed in Salisbury, Wiltshire. They would crown around the radiator in the winter. Dave was partial to chocolate and would love to try all the new flavors.

Monday, January 12, 2009

Not good photo, best I could do. Check out
for a MUCH better view.

Sunday, January 11, 2009

HOT inside & out.

It is at least 37deg outside, inside 31deg. Very weak sea breeze.
Drinking iced green tea with lemon juice.
Looking at other blogs.

Saturday, January 10, 2009

Books to read

Mmmmmm.... stack of books to read & that doesn't include 'middlesex' by Jeffrey Eugenides (bookclub book of the month & 'On Chesil Beach' by Ian McEwan (borrowed from Sam).
Have started 'Mixed Fancies' by Brenda Blethyn (brings back memories of growing up in England although she is eleven years younger than me!)

Saturday Morning 8.30am

Looking towards Fishermans Hollow

Low tide this morning, full moon tomorrow.
Can't seem to get the horizon right.

Such stuff.........

Digital Image 'Such stuff as dreams are made of' by Angie Beck
(front cover of Dream Book) copyright AB

Friday, January 09, 2009


Digital Image 'Memory' by Angie Beck
copyright AB

Right now I'm having amnesia and deja vu at the same time...
I think I've forgotten this before.

Thursday, January 08, 2009


Digital image 'Listen' by Angie Beck.
Copyright AB

‘I know you believe you understand what you think I said, but I’m sure that you realize that what you heard is not what I meant.’

Wednesday, January 07, 2009

For some odd reason I find the following a very fascinating blog!!

Tuesday, January 06, 2009

On Sunday

After cruising around Subiaco & lunch we caught the train back to Perth. On the way to the Alexandra Library I had a brief look at an outdoor exhibition,

Just amazing!!

My favorites were a Patchwork of Carpets in Marrakech, Fields of Tulips Amsterdam, & Seals.

Monday, January 05, 2009


Had a great lunch at Cafe, Cafe in Subiaco with Sam. Caught up with old friends.

Saturday, January 03, 2009

The Making of Breakfast

Step 3.
Step 2.

Step 1. Gather ingredients – Oats, sunflower seeds, almonds, dates, coconut, cranberries, pepitas, bran and mixed dried fruit.

Step 2. Mix together.

Step 3. 1/3 cup in bowl, soaked overnight in juice or water add fresh fruit (mango, pear, banana or whatever you like).

Step 4. Eat and enjoy.

Friday, January 02, 2009

Just hanging around

Ebony relaxing just where I put my feet when watching TV.
Today I came across a new word ' discombobulated' = disturb (N. Amer slang)
Found in 'Sun at Midnight' by Rosie Thomas not as good as 'White' but interesting to read in hot weather - go read!

Thursday, January 01, 2009

First dip of 2009

Yes, it's another view of Yanchep Lagoon!! Each day is different,
today a few Dads are having a day off and dipping their children
into the ocean.