Vote now for Bird Therapy

February 11th, 2011 — 7:33am, 3 comments »

Ok – I might be a little biased.  I have known the actor/filmmaker in question his whole life, he’s the son of a dear friend, like family really.  However, I can honestly say that his film, Bird Therapy, a contender as a finalist in Tropfest, the world’s largest short film festival, is bloody brilliant.  And better still, bloody hilarious. Really.  Have a look – go here, click on the VOTE  tab and then Bird Therapy.

If you love it, well of course you’ll love it, you can click on the thumbs up button to register your vote.  Only six more days left!

Anyway, let me know what you think …


November 12th, 2010 — 5:40pm, Comment »

to the Sydney Morning Herald!

Am I the only one who didn’t know that Maggie Alderson’s weekend column has been axed? – or will be in a few weeks.  I was just doing a bit of blog surfing, updating my blogroll when I read the news on Maggie’s blog.  I was gobsmacked.  I’ve been following her column for fifteen years with my Saturday morning tea – one of life’s little pleasures.  I’ve picked up the odd styling trick, decorating idea, but most of all have been greatly entertained.  She’s good value, and I’m not the only one who thinks so judging by the avalanche of supportive comments on her blog/website.  The good news is Maggie will continue writing on line and has a few new blogs in the pipeline.  Write on girl!

Weekend debriefing – not all bad

August 23rd, 2010 — 9:38pm, 2 comments »

Did anyone else see Carmen and Geoffrey on Art/Culture ABC1 Sunday afternoon? Without a doubt watching this documentary was the best thing about my weekend.  This world renowned couple, Carmen de Lavallade - dancer, choreographer, actor, teacher and mentor - and renaissance man Geoffrey Holder – dancer, painter, actor, choreographer, director, costume designer - have been partners in life, love and art for 50 years.  This film shows us their remarkable achievements in the art world, including vintage footage and recent breathtaking performances of the still beautiful Carmen - at 71 years of age.   She and her (literally – 6ft 6) larger than life husband, Geoffrey, have lived and continue to live elegant, bold and passionate lives.

I want to watch it again – and again.  If you’d like to as well you can see it here – but only for the next 5 days.  For a taste, go here.  Let me know what you think …

PS  I will try and identify source of photos !

Do yourself a favour …

August 3rd, 2010 — 8:13am, 1 comment »

While I’m on the subject …  If you aren’t a Doc Martin devotee – why not? It really is the best show ever -  top British comedy drama.  The final episode, Series 4, (ABC1  Sat 7.30pm) was one of the funniest and, for those of us who have invested much time and energy in the relationship between Louisa and Martin (aka Doc), it was the moment we’ve been waiting for - I think …  Thank goodness there will be a series 5.  The other good news is, that if you haven’t been following this fabulous series or like me you’ve actually missed a few episodes here and there, you can purchase the series on DVD.  Or watch it here

Sweet Sixteen

August 2nd, 2010 — 5:50pm, 2 comments »

Happy Birthday to my beautiful niece Paris!

A weekend of balmy weather spent with loved ones – cups of tea, meals on the deck, the final episode of Doc Martin (too funny), and birthday celebrations with more laughter.  For a closer (and less blurred) look at the Lemon Raspberry-lime Layer cake, go here