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THIS is what my bedside table looks like at the moment. It’s overwhelming. I read in snatches at breakfast and before I go to sleep. There’...


THIS is what my bedside table looks like at the moment. It’s overwhelming. I read in snatches at breakfast and before I go to sleep. There’s a stack of magazines I am reading to familiarise myself with their content and design, and the Vietnamese cook book my sister gave me for my birthday – in February – a couple of novels and my diary. I long for a weekend to curl up with cups of tea, scones, homemade jam and heavy double cream and time to pour over the pages. That weekend won’t be here for some time. This weekend I’ll be in camp. I come home Sunday, unpack the gear of 20 Girl Guides and repack for three days in Melbourne, starting on the Monday. Then I’m home and doing a two-day solar etching printmaking workshop. After that I spend a week hangin’ with a teenage friend of mine who needs company, a means of transport and good food put in front of her while her family is overseas. That takes me to October, and no doubt the Christmas countdown. How’s your schedule looking?

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  1. I have a copy of secrets of the red lantern! It's currently my favourite cookbook.

    Also, solar etching? I did printmaking for a BA and I've never heard of that technique before, what is it?

    ...and as for my schedule, it's looking very much like something that the dog chewed on and possibly something that was a valuable piece from my closet.

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  2. i love Vietnamese food - its so fresh!!
    Marrickville is down the road from us and there's so good restaurants there!
    the printmaking course sounds like fun..im going too try to do a bookbinding course soon! keep the creative juices flowing...

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  3. That looks exactly like my bedside table...scary! And my dining room table. I spy a Frankie and an Outback, but can't quite read the other spines.

    I don't understand how you have time to do it all?! Great that you can give your teenage pal some time while her family's OS, she'd really appreciate it down the track.

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