Friday, 30 October 2009


the neighbourhood,
getting ready for the big night.

Saturday, 24 October 2009


there is nothing better than a brisk walk along the
shore of the lake. a stop for coffee is always welcome.
the biscuit was rather unfortunate looking but tasty.

walnut date bread

anything with walnuts tempts me. i found this recipe
in the november (the last) issue of gourmet. it is easy
to make and delicious. perfect for breakfast or with
tea. there are other recipes i am keen to try. i will
miss the magazine very much.

Friday, 23 October 2009


some endangered farmland views from the car
window (i was not driving). many housing
developments are being built on arable land.
this should be stopped. where is the food going
to come from in the future?

Thursday, 22 October 2009


creatures at a roadside children's amusement
rather nightmarish.

Wednesday, 21 October 2009

Tuesday, 20 October 2009

at the market

on saturday behind the kingston city hall
a farmer's market is held.
since it was late in the season there was less variety.
i love apples, and was happy to find
cox's orange pippins a variety not widely
available here.
after viewing all that produce a lunch at
a bakery café was needed.

Monday, 19 October 2009

on the road

on the road this past weekend,
hastily consumed veggie wraps
at a small town café,
the weather was crisp and gloriously
a good excuse to take the scenic route
that included a short but lovely ferry ride.

Thursday, 15 October 2009

back to the new shop

a lovely independently owned store,
locally made light fixtures, specially ordered
wallpaper, furniture refinished by the owner,
an attentive assistant. the owner's red shoes
on the mannequin to give the display a finishing
touch. many interesting clothes and accessories.
if only that perfect skirt fit me...
i will be back many times no doubt.

Tuesday, 13 October 2009

another café

my second favourite café was too busy,
we went to a café new to us.
it was rather chilly for sitting outside.
we had a cappuccino and a latté,
very cozy
on a blustery day.

Friday, 9 October 2009


friday focus,
decide where to hang the picture
from goodwill
prepare for the special weekend.

Thursday, 8 October 2009

brilliant morning

a brilliant morning
the moon followed us home.

Wednesday, 7 October 2009


the leaves are changing colour,
the air crisp,
i love you october.

Tuesday, 6 October 2009


this forgotten space would make a good studio.
what an interesting brick detail, the light fixture
is a clever touch.

Monday, 5 October 2009

gourds galore

it is time to bring home some harvest colour,
thanksgiving is this weekend coming,
an opportunity to give thanks,
and gather with family and friends.