THE fact I’ve only written a handful of posts in April and this post is 12 days late is testimony...

THE fact I’ve only written a handful of posts in April and this post is 12 days late is testimony to how busy things were and still are, but oh, what fun. Work’s been busy, there’s plenty going on in Girl Guide-land and there’s always plenty with the brood.

It’s been a month of lots of thought-provoking conversation – again, at work, at Guides and around the dinner table.

I hope it was a great month for you too.


I READ: Winner of the 2013 Stella Prize and a nominated title in the Miles Franklin Literary Awards, Mateship With Birds.

I WENT TO: Ideas at the House’s All About Women event. If you click on the link, you can see me at 37secs. I am the one on the left. I probably should brush my hair more often.

I LISTENED TO: I’ve been reacquainting myself with a back catalogue from my younger years, when music was on tape, or even better, mix-tapes. Paul Simon and Alanis Morissette have been on high rotation.

I ATE: A rare Friday evening when we weren’t so tired not as to collapse on the couch in front of Silent Witness or the Dr Blake Mysteries, we enjoyed a shared pizza at Garden 2 Plate, Killcare. I’ve been meaning to get back there in daylight hours but it just hasn’t happened yet.

I SAW: A couple of mending projects leave the bottom of the washing basket. One of them, a pair of thrifted woollen Country Road pants had been there since last winter and the vintage dress pictured had been in there from a summer ago.

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  1. Nice post! Lovely to hear from you again, Katie. The pic is gorgeous, I look fwd to seeing the frock. x

    1. Thanks Jen. I am hoping to turn the fabric I cut away from the hem into a headscarf and wear the ensemble to a wedding next weekend.

  2. such great posts!
    I think we have quite a few similar loves!
    love your words and thoughts on life