bookishness · inspiring folk

Bird by Bird by Anne Lamott – Book Review

Not sure how to avoid plagiarism? I use Grammarly because, being fifty-something, the last thing I need is a costly lawsuit eroding the “rest egg”. Above all, I want to make sure my work is original and not compromised by cliche or commonness. Writing is much more than simply sitting down in front of the keyboard… Continue reading Bird by Bird by Anne Lamott – Book Review

inspiring folk · out and about · shopping / or not

Gracious & Delicious … let them eat (French) cake

Being fifty-something, I’ve got a bucket list underway. Like many other bucket lists, it features a trip to Paris. One day. Sigh. In the meantime, I’ve discovered a new, local slice of France where I can glean a Parisienne fix. Any time the desire strikes. Gracious & Delicious founders, Marcus and Caroline Gniel, opened their… Continue reading Gracious & Delicious … let them eat (French) cake

inspiring folk · out and about · Uncategorized

King of the Castle Café – a noble newcomer to the Geelong coffee scene

Being fifty-something, I recall many a time when I’ve ushered one or both offspring to a new experience. It seems the tables have turned and now I’m riding their coat-tails to new and intriguing events and things. Yesterday, thanks to My Girl, we got a sneak peek at a new café opening in our neck… Continue reading King of the Castle Café – a noble newcomer to the Geelong coffee scene

inspiring folk · out and about

“The night has a thousand eyes”

Being fifty-something, I love an exhibition opening. I love any excuse to get together and celebrate creativity. Unfortunately, we missed the opening night festivities for the debut Geelong Illustrators exhibition, intriguingly titled “The night has a thousand eyes”. Knowing that the Geelong Illustrators collective is replete with talented local artists, My Girl and I were… Continue reading “The night has a thousand eyes”

decorating / homefront · inspiring folk · remembering / musing · Uncategorized

The fence philosopher

Being fifty-something, I’m happy to grab my life philosophy and learnings when and where I can get ‘em.  I especially love it when I discover them in unexpected moments. Last year I blogged about our Year of the fecking fence. As I suspected, our fencing phase overlapped into 2013, though only just. As soon as… Continue reading The fence philosopher