Monday, September 28, 2009


I wish I could say that this is the result of toil and sweat in our garden. They're not. Every year they pop up like a nice surprise outside Caspar's window and greet me on the way to hang out the washing. And it's a good day for drying clothes. I am now indexing the Division of Lilley Subdivision Enoggera 1941 Electoral Roll. Finished my Townsville pages on Saturday and took it into QFHS and showed Pat the library. We have been exploring State Archives looking for more information on ancestors. The hunt can be quite exciting. We've found a will and need to go back for another. We are also going cemetery exploring in the not too distant future. Balmoral Cemetery for example. I have started a diet (again) today - this time high protein. Fingers crossed. Am reading Adam Fould's The Quickening Maze which has been shortlisted for the Man Booker Prize - the winner will be revealed next Tuesday. I will be lucky if I have read one of those shortlisted by then though I do have Coetzee's Summertime by my bed too. And looking at my Library account I see that Sarah Waters' The Little Stranger is waiting for me. I'm No. 37 on the waiting list for Hilary Mantel's Wolf Hall and No. 9 for A.S. Byatt's The Children's Book and No. 1 for Simon Mawer's The Glass Room. So if I really pull my finger out, I might get to read four by next Tuesday!!! But I have a lot of movies to watch before then too for the AFI judging. So much culture ! So little time. Karen and I went to see The September Issue last Thursday - FANtastic. Always dreamed of being the Editor for Vogue.

1 comment:

Captain Nick Sparrow said...

Flowers grown without toil are all the better! I like your laundry line picture as well.