Tuesday, 6 January 2015

High Summer and Mellow Cello

Mallacoota in high summer is a funny place, 
an off-the-scale high-intensity sudden-onset rat-race.
Summer lovin', beach and camp park romance, some high finance
As the town explodes with campers fishers families cyclists lycra spandex tie-dye spenders
Walkers, talkers, 
and acres of seared red flesh.
Saturday markets every week for a whole month -
now that's really a treat to wear out your feet
to meet and greet the friends and neighbours
whose labours through the year bear fruit
and soap and pottery it's such a lottery
will people buy your tie-dye before they say goodbye?
In the daze, the heat haze, you gaze and are amazed
on the stage an oasis of mellow
a cello
a live-looping muso a true virtuoso
arrives on a bicycle cool as an icicle
enchanting the crowd entertaining without straining
the lure of Mallacoota

Vagabond cellist Kristin Rule treating us to some mellow cello live-looping at Mallacoota summer markets. Like a lot of other people, Kristin fell in love with Mallacoota while travelling through, and decided to settle here. Lucky Mallacoota, I reckon. Read Kristin's story at The Unconventional Cellist 

Thursday, 1 January 2015

...like sands through the hourglass....

…another year slips away…
How? Where? Happy 2015, everybody!
Things I did this year –
Meet Miss Pollywobble

  • No motorcycling (whoops!)
  • Almost no blogging (whoops again!)
  • Filled out lots of forms and spent a lot of time on the phone waiting for someone from Centrelink to talk to me.
  • Adopted a three-legged kitten.
  • Became a grandma.
  • Did a little bit of cleaning.
  • Did a fair bit of teaching.
  • Did a tiny little bit of writing.
  • Did a lot of painting. My latest hobby is watercolours, and I actually sold a set of prints! Wheeeeeeeeeee!
A tail is an excellent counterbalance when you only have 3 legs.
My 'Owl & the Pussycat' series - now residing in London.

This year I resolve to
  • Make up my mind what to do about the Harley.
  • Teach 3 days a week. 
  • Keep designing, painting and making my greeting cards “Dreams of Indoor Cats” and “Pardon my Pardalote”.

As for the usual resolutions – to lose weight, drink less, keep my house tidy – all that stuff – well, I shan’t even bother with those this year (once they’ve been ignored 3 years in a row they are consigned to the rubbish heap of history, ha ha ha!)

Here’s to a fabulous 2015!