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Friday, April 15, 2011

Magic for Marigold

I was in the child's section of my local library the other day and at the "M" section, when who should I run into, but L. M. Montgomery. Having grown up reading Anne of Green Gables and the like, I skipped over these, and discovered she had also written another book called Magic for Marigold.

The edition I am reading is published by Angus & Robertson Publishers and was purchased by the library I suspect around 1982 (first date of borrowing) for the price of $5.95. The reason I mention this is because it is the same hardback series that was purchased for me around the same time by my Aunty Joan.

I've looked on for a copy and the cheapest and only one I can find is for AUD $66.12! Luckily, if you are interested in reading it, it is also listed with Project Gutenberg Australia here.

I am up to Chapter 2 and loving it and having recently read a few adult fiction books (that were more focused on the destruction of marriages and infidelity!), finding this interesting and enthralling.
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Monday, April 11, 2011

Creative Gunning

If you live in the Upper Lachlan Shire Council or former Gunning Shire area you may be interested in attending a meeting for the formation of a craft collective which is proposed to be established and trade from the former Court House in Gunning on Saturdays / Sundays and some Public Holidays.

The collective proposed is going to be a group formed with the goal of meeting other creative locals, sharing ideas and creative skills, offering a drop in centre for assistance with craft and providing company for people who seek it and to be established under the auspicies of the Gunning District Community & Health Service with some commission from goods sold through the collective to be contributed to this worthy community service.

If you are interested in attending a meeting to find out more, our next meeting will be held on Saturday, 30th of April from 2.00 pm to 3.00 pm. If you wish to have more information prior to the attending the meeting, please leave me a comment (or an email) and I will put you in touch with the convenors.

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Sunday, April 3, 2011

Horsing Around and Other Matters

This evening I was reading Foxs Lane Blogspot, and I told Kate that her photo looked like Golden Hessian. I got her wondering what I meant. If I got you wondering what on earth I was talking about, I have a photo!

Now, onto other things ... Today, I went to the Taralga Hotel .. Est. 1876 (here), on our (the girls) way back from meeting my husband, his friend Mick and my son Angus, who stayed the night at the Wombeyan Caves camping ground, and had lunch with them at the above hotel. I had to share with you this glorious carpet. If they had cameras operating in any corner of the hotel, they probably are wondering why this mad woman took a photo of their carpet ...

While the boys camped at Wombeyan Caves for the night, my daughter and I stayed with Mick's wife and his lovely son at their property at Binda, and I fiddled with my craft and got a topping up of  TV shows, watching the Lifestyle Channel until very late, and admiring the work of Trinny and Susannah and their Women After Divorce Episode where they completely changed the fashion sense of two women.

Photos of recently completed knitting to follow soon.

And now for some other photos of what has been consuming me lately.

Meet "Princess." She likes eating dodgy windfall quinces, chasing Misty the pony, and eating hand picked Paspalum grass. She is rather lovely to look at, but seems to have a little bit of a cranky streak and wonders why she cannot come out of the paddock and eat the grass around the house on a lead as Misty can. Could have something to do with her size and her abhorrence for being caught.

And what have I been buying in my wandering of the op shops of Goulburn, you may also ask ... Little Women by Louisa May Alcott.  I have my mother's copy but the spine was broken ... so this for $1 made perfect sense.

And also Under the Lilacs by Louisa May Alcott literally threw itself at me, arriving at my feet after falling from the bookshelf in the store. This was $2. If you are interested in this book, I have googled and found it in Project Gutenburg here.

And this now sitting on my china cabinet, from the Salvos in Auburn Street, Goulburn for about $2, slightly marked, but lovely all the same.

And from Tony's Second Hand Store in Verner Street, Goulburn ... 

And on a sad note, my cousin called me this evening to let my family know that their lovely dog Dana had been bitten by probably a brown snake on Saturday afternoon at their farm, near their shearing shed. My son Angus had fallen in love with this dog, has wanted puppies from her, and has even told me rather secretly that he kissed her as she rode on the four wheel motorbike with him. He will be utterly devastated at her loss when I tell him in the morning before school as the call came after he hit the sack.

Our sympathies to all the little boys and girls who have loved this dog. May she rest in peace, chasing foxes in the sky.

I've added today's post to Her Library Adventures Flea Market Finds because today, I think my post qualifies!
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