Saturday, September 06, 2014

Brisbane Writers Festival

Hil gave a number of presentations at the Brisbane Writers Festival and Romy and I went along for the ride.
The weather was sunny and warm, our accommodation was good and venue the cultural precinct.



Hil's new book, "State of Grace" was a hot seller


Romy enjoys some sun on her skin



Hil signed many copies of her books


The sign said this was a work of art and I must not climb on it



 
Shopping and lunching in Fortitude Valley

As usual Romy preferred the packaging to the toy

Sunday, August 03, 2014

Birthday Boy

 
August 2 is the birthday of the family patriarch. He celebrated with a lovely family dinner at Hils's.
 
 
Romy loved it

Cheers!

Happy Birthday Arpa!

We agree!

Another of Hils's wonderful cakes

Delighted birthday boy

Deeelicious!

Caspie helps with the blowing out -there's a lot of candles

Romy about to try her first taste of cake - her expression changed dramatically

Gift of home-made amoretti

Yum!

Saturday, July 05, 2014

Camberwell Art Show

We went to the Camby Art Show to see our friend Emma's paintings on display. Two of the three were already sold.

Admiring one of Emma's paintings

Another of Emma's
 There were some very bad paintings in the exhibition. These two reminded me of 1950's swapcards. Keep trading til you get the pair!


Most paintings were very derivative. Early 20th century Paris featured. So did Venice and there were many entrants in the 'gum tree stakes'

We liked this one of Paris but not enough to pay the asking price



We bought this one. Unassuming but well executed.

Tuesday, July 01, 2014

First day

First day of the financial year and Hil went back to work after a four-year break.



Guess who is holding the baby?



Sunday, June 29, 2014

Birthday celebrations in rainy Ringwood

The gals caught up for a get-together which coincided with Susan's birthday.

Michelle & Emma

Birthday girl and her mum, Anne

Corrie and Lynda

Colleen's speciality cake



 
Colleen communes with Karly

Susan, Julie and Emma

Group shot plus cat, Lily

Plus Lily and Karly

plus Pearl

Wednesday, June 25, 2014

Catchup at Richmond Hill Library

Before I become fully occupied next week I'm packing lots in this week.
Lunch today was with Susie, Aude and Valma, ex Victoria University colleagues from nearly 20 years back.

Valma and Susie

Aude and me



My Portobello mushroom burger

Susie's work - Epworth Hospital library