I found one of these clipped out and blu-tacked to the wall of my local wine bar. The ultimate compliment!
It’s lucky that my apartment has a little courtyard, that is still big enough to put a laundry line across, so I don’t have to tumble dry my washing. Tuesdays are usually laundry day (I might switch to today as the forecast isn’t looking too good for tomorrow) and I cycle down to one of several coffee shops that are conveniently located next to a laundromat and read the paper with a coffee as my washing gets done. Putting the laundry out on the line when I get home is actually quite enjoyable…as it is another way to delay getting back to work…
Stephanie Piro of Six Chix fame has uploaded pictures of her garden – not a boring, manicured lawn, but a wonderful, productive veggie plot.
As the custodian of a tiny, shady courtyard which is good for herbs, a bit of rhubarb and voracious possums, I am very jealous!
I did some animation work for a company in Sydney (whose client was Hewlett Packard). I was disappointed by one of the cuts they made (you can see the original on my web site), but they liked the result so much that they converted it into banner ads, which have been appearing on Australian web sites.
NB: HP have been getting a bit of stick from Greenpeace lately on their delays in phasing out hazardous chemicals, though I think that they have the right intentions.It is a difficult process and one that all companies should be addressing. HP responded as follows
Yesterday, I spent the day skiving. I avoided doing any work at all and instead had a fun day exploring Melbourne.
I’ll be going back to the Len Lye exhibition at the ACMI. I had seen his work at the Govett-Brewster gallery in New Plymouth, but the curators have done a fab job to bring it to Federation Square and I was inspired all over again. The animations are mesmerising. Also, I love his kinetic sculpture, ‘Blade’ which is very simple, but surprising in action, so much so it made me laugh out loud (I wasn’t the only one!).
I finished the day at Melbourne Sustainability Drinks before I pedaled home, further inspired.
Sunday was National Tree Day in Australia and I was down on the Elwood Foreshore, planting out little trees and shrubs. I’ll be interested to see how resilient these seedlings are, especially as even when we were planting, people walked though the planting area and trampled some of them!
Last night we had the strangest weather – strong winds gusted out of nowhere and the city had 5mm of rain (a lot for Melbourne these days). Fortunately I was reading the compelling Radical Simplicity by Dan Price and not taking the recycling out.
Update: the following day I saw this tree that had fallen, luckily missing properties and the canal.