17th June – A church sermon was illustrated with a Renaissance sculpture of the devil tempting Christ: the devil is bent-nosed and bald; Christ is straight-nosed, long-haired and bearded. They are both white.
18th June – Out for a walk, I passed a flock of ground-feeding sulphur-crested cockatoos. One took off and flew close to my ear, squawking. Almost deafening.
19th June – A man and his 10 year-old daughter went past on a bike – him riding and her standing on the bag rack, her hands resting on his shoulders.
20th June – At a closing-down sale of a large store, I was sold a cardigan by a fifty-something saleswoman.
“Are you a member?” she asked.
“Would you like to become a member?”
She shrugged. “We have to say it.”
21st June – On this winter solstice, the shortest day of the year, it’s very cold and blowing a gale, yet a few women are outdoors in strappy tops.