Wednesday, 9 July 2014

Selective pictures of my house...


Its the school holidays so my house is, of course, in a huge mess...
So I'm trying to turn a blind eye to the chaos and pick out the nice bits instead!










Thursday, 3 July 2014

A windy walk


We went for an ear-achingly windy walk yesterday after school.
Felt proper wintry!







Monday, 23 June 2014

Fairbridge windows

Yesterday we went for a walk around Fairbridge Village, just down the road from us. It was originally a Child Migrant Farm School, established in 1913 by the philanthropic Kingsley Fairbridge and his wife.
From 1913 until 1983, 3580 children lived and grew up at Fairbridge - the majority of them being from destitute families or children's homes in the UK.
These days Fairbridge is run as a youth charity, offering training, accommodation, holidays and activities for families with a disabled child and a whole load of other programmes and opportunities.

It was really fascinating to walk around - its so well preserved and after looking at the photos of the groups of children arriving in Fremantle by boat, it was quite easy to step back in time and imagine what it was like for them, arriving and growing up there.
Nowadays its a happy place to be, and from most accounts it was a happy place back then, but I felt it had a certain sadness about it, maybe because I was walking around with my boys, and imagining all those other children...

    









Monday, 9 June 2014

Away

Well, I haven't felt much like blogging recently - but I've got a memory card full of photos from our recent trip to Denmark (the Western Australian one that is..) so here are a few of my favourites -








Monday, 12 May 2014

Saturday, 10 May 2014

Some photos of nice stuff...

A Kiwi inspired illustration...


A dog made by one of my pottery students...


And a funky pot with legs!


A stormy sunset...


Found object assemblage!