365 Unusual Things: 260-266

260. Looking for a café in a country town today, I found one that’s vegetarian, vegan and rawist. I’ve never heard this last word. Didn’t go there. 261. Had family photos taken today on an old Rolleicord film camera. 262. Just watched 3.5 hours of the Queen’s funeral. The first and last time I’ll haveContinue reading “365 Unusual Things: 260-266”

365 Unusual Things: 253-259

253. A magpie came and stood on the balcony railing holding a live, kicking lizard in her mouth, showed it to me for 20 seconds, then flew away. 254. Saw an orange and black sunrise over the ocean at 5.20 am. 255. On the beach this morning someone had made some sand art with aContinue reading “365 Unusual Things: 253-259”

365 Unusual Things: 246-252

246. Outside the back door of a local art gallery today I saw a neglected statue of the Madonna and Child. The gallery owner says someone gave it to him to restore but he’s too busy with his exhibitions. 247. Walked to the end of a small island in the middle of a pond thinkingContinue reading “365 Unusual Things: 246-252”

365 Unusual Things: 218-224

218. Went to the new Nepalese café in my street and saw a painting of dancers in Kathmandu, signed Painter Krishna. Also saw a large photo of the Nepalese royal family who were assassinated in 2001. 219. Watched a band rehearse this morning where the woman at the microphone was singing and knitting at theContinue reading “365 Unusual Things: 218-224”

365 Unusual Things: 204-210

204. Bought a robot vacuum cleaner. It doesn’t pick up crumbs on the edges of the room. This is unusual because it was expensive. 205. Received a photo of my great-grandfather’s grave which surprised me. I’ve been told he had a mansion with maids. But the photo shows he lies in an unmarked grave. 206.Continue reading “365 Unusual Things: 204-210”

365 Unusual Things: 190-196

190. Saw an amazing bike sculpture in someone’s front yard. Passers-by are allowed to pedal the bike and make the wheels above turn. I didn’t, because I was alone and the owners weren’t around. 191. On a woman’s tracksuit jumper were the words Eat Sleep OTF Repeat. I sat by the pond imagining what OTFContinue reading “365 Unusual Things: 190-196”

365 Unusual Things: 169 – 175

169. I was the oldest woman at a women’s conference today. Sat in a section of seating alone, surrounded by empty chairs. This was unusual. 170. At a morning tea, there was a promise of brownies, but they had been cut into one-inch cubes to make them go further. 171. A South American woman askedContinue reading “365 Unusual Things: 169 – 175”

365 Unusual Things: 162-168

162. Saw an electronic sign directing drivers to a Covid testing site, saying ‘RAT distribution only’. 163. Heard on the news that hundreds of nightclubs are closing, not just as a result of lockdowns, but because young people are drinking less these days, and when they do drink they prefer to do it during theContinue reading “365 Unusual Things: 162-168”

365 Unusual Things: 155-161

155. A flock of silvereyes landed in my bare maple tree. 156. On a highway, I saw a sign to an artisanal chocolate shop down a country road. Drove for 12 kilometres before I found it. The chocolates were $2.50 each. I bought 4. 157. Walking through an empty park of gum trees I foundContinue reading “365 Unusual Things: 155-161”

365 Unusual Things: 148-154

148. My son’s friend came today with a mandolin and played Edelweiss while we all sang. This is the first time I’ve seen a mandolin being played. 149. My local pond has so many cut reeds spread over the surface that they have formed a roadblock for the coots. 150.  This morning I listened toContinue reading “365 Unusual Things: 148-154”