Wednesday, July 13, 2016

Nice teefs

I greyhound nose knows it's dinner!

Monday, November 2, 2015

George Boole

Interesting to read about George Boole who came up as the featured topic in Google today as he was born on 2 Nov. As a librarian and researcher I've relied on his boolean operators to pinpoint plenty of information over the years.

George Boole color.jpg

Sunday, November 1, 2015

Alice Isabel de Mestre

A big thank you to May Wiseman who took the time to write out lots of pages of genealogy data and send it off to me in the post. Very much appreciated! May has provided me over the years with information about her Keevers, Hazleton, Simpson and recently her de Mestre and Morey lines.

Sunday, December 21, 2014

for sale!

After lots years of procrastination, I've finally made the decision to find a new owner for Easy Street Retreat. Every time I look around my house or out the window, or walk around the property, I just love this place and everything about it. Everyone who comes here is struck by how peaceful and gorgeous it is. There's so much beauty and contentment to be found here, but my old body is telling me loud and clear that its time to downsize!

Here's the ad: on the web.

I've also set up a Flickr page with lots more photos.

I'll continue to take bookings for accommodation, but only for a month in advance. Mr (or Mrs) George's turtle loves living here too.

Sunday, October 5, 2014


Grevillea is flowering at the moment. I've got a grove of them just outside the window that my computer looks over.  For most of the day, Eastern Spinebills and the much shyer Scarlet Honeyeaters are vying for grevillea blossom real estate.

Wednesday, September 3, 2014


My fellow art student Cath Beynon gave me one of her fantastic paintings which I'd previously admired. I put it on the wall in River Cottage. It's the one on the right.


Mine near the fridge: