Monday, August 13, 2007

How Could I Fail? Songwriting, Cafes, Bookshops... 

I answered a reqeust from the Publicity volunteer at FAWWA to drop off a few flyers at local cafes and bookshops. A nice way to spend a Saturday morning, I thought. And now I have a backpack full of flyers that need to be folded into three before I distribute them. And I'm told there's more waiting for me at Tom Collins House. Ack. So just in case I don't ever deliver any of them, here's what's on the flyers:

The Fellowship of Australian Writers WA Presents
The Power of Song
Carmel Charlton

Date: Weekly Monday 3rd September to Monday 15th October (Six Weeks)
Please Note: Mon Oct 1st Queens Birthday Holiday
Time: 7:30 - 9:30pm
Where: Tom Collins House, Corner Wood and Kirkwood Streets, Swanbourne
Cost: $190 (six two-hour sessions)
For enquiries, please contact FAWWA. Phone: (08) 9384 4771 E-mail

If you haven't worked it out yet, the workshops are on songwriting. Participants should be over 15 years of age and it will be an advantage to be able to play a musical instrument (although that's not a requirement). Know anyone who might be interested? Don't make them wait to read about it in a cafe near me - let them know!

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Sunday, August 12, 2007

TOIL, Surprise Visits and Full-Length Mirrors 

Gill and I both took time off in lieu on Friday afternoon. I'm to be a bridesmaid (and Gill a bride - wow!) and we thought we might spend some time thinking about whatever it is people think about before weddings. If another person tells me I need to tell her to book ahead, I may start to feel some heavy responsibility. As it is, we went to Epic for coffee and then Tiger, Tiger for lunch and I still feel like I'm just the person for the job.

On Saturday I went to the Old Bakery on Eighth Ave before swish - it's starting to be a regular place to visit because of the yummy sandwiches and because the coffees come with a little wee tiny tasty biscuit. At swish I wore my new cycling gloves (back to front on P's advice) and a support bandage supplied by L and I have no bruises to show for it. Felt like Spiderman in the gloves. Discovered that the venue has a wheelchair accessible toilet with a full-length mirror in it - I think the church's op shop customers use it as a fitting room.

Erin and Rod (and Skye) called on Saturday night to say they were at the Hungry Jacks drive-through down the road and could they pick me anything up? They stayed at the OBH and we ate brekky at La Barchetta before driving to Freo and checking out the markets. A good surprise visit!

So not a bad weekend, especially after I worked out that I needed to blog.

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Sunday, August 05, 2007

The Girl Who Got What She Wanted 

I did whatever I felt like doing on Saturday.

First I walked to Daisy's for a takeaway coffee and then to the beach.

In Cottesloe, I bought a jacket from the Empire Rose outlet, ate lunch and picked up some cycling gloves to wear at swish. Without looking, I spotted two gifts.

After walking home with all these plus the paper, a lotto ticket and some groceries, I set off for a local nursery.

Ahh, boronia. Every year I breathe in the first scent of it and feel like there's more to life than the everyday. I felt like a child as I carried it past the other plants - doing what pleases me, in a little way.

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