By seven o’clock this morning I was outside in our backyard to take some pictures.
The East side of our house is Body Corporate area, whereas the three other sides belong to our private area and are fenced in. Yesterday we had our family visiting. The two great-grandsons wanted me to take them to the backyard. They enjoy running around in there from one side of the house, to another one and another one and then back again. Four year old Lucas runs as quickly as he can, and two year old Alexander has fun following his big brother. It gives me great joy to see them running like this.
Caroline and Matthew were staying with us, and we had apart from Lucas and Alexander also four additional adults visiting us for afternoon coffee. Actually, our daughter Caroline had spent the whole weekend with us. Sunday night she had to fly back to Darwin. Mathew drove Caroline to the Airport in Sydney. We went along with them to farewell Caroline.By 9.30 pm we were back home again.
Caroline had purchased for us 15 small lavender plants and did clear the area that was to be planted. While Caroline was busy in the garden, Peter and I took off for a visit to the Temple. Caroline and Matthew had advised us to do this. We gladly followed this advice!
This morning, while I did some washing, Peter took to planting the whole lot along the fence on the South side. He used diluted fertilizer from our worm farm for the plants and then covered them with mulch. It turned out to be beautiful sunny, but early in the morning there was a very cool breeze which I did not like at all!
By the way, today is the wedding anniversary of Ryan and Ebony who are the parents of Lucas and Alexander.
Published on Sep 27, 2016
Winner of the Golden Bear at this year’s Berlin Film Festival, Gianfranco Rosi’s documentary observes Europe’s migrant crisis from the vantage point of a Mediterranean island where hundreds of thousands of refugees, fleeing war and poverty, have landed in recent decades. Rosi shows the harrowing work of rescue operations but devotes most of the film to the daily rhythms of Lampedusa, seen through the eyes of a doctor who treats casualties and performs autopsies, and a feisty but anxious pre-teen from a family of fishermen for whom it is simply a peripheral fact of life. With its emphasis on the quotidian, the film reclaims an ongoing tragedy from the abstract sensationalism of media headlines. (New York Film Festival copy)
Yesterday, we started our walk near Bondi Beach and walked all the way to Tamarama Beach. The walk took us about three hours, from 9am to 12am. It was a sunny morning, about 24C, but there was a bit of a cool breeze. This is why we did not get too hot. Besides, there were a lot of steps, which made me walk extremely slowly. I was glad that I had remembered to bring my walking stick along. The walking stick was a great help in negotiating difficult parts. It was also good, that a lot of the path was provided with lovely shiny railings that I could hang onto! Naturally, we spent a lot of time just looking and taking pictures rather than walking!
I show in this post mostly my pictures, but some of the above pictures are pictures that Peter took with his camera.
We went back to Bondi Junction by bus and treated ourselves to some wonderful cherry strudel and herbal tea! From Bondi Junction Station we went home to Dapto. It had been a nine hour day for us, and we were very tired, but happy that we had achieved what we had planned on doing: Seeing this years’s Sculptures by the Sea.