Weeds by Aunty Verve

I honestly don’t know the difference sometimes, but these were gorgeous, reds, yellows and fabulous greens… and as I was moving out I simply had to take them with me somehow…. Love Aunty Verve xx

Travels with Our Aunt

‘What a lot of traveling you have done in your day, Aunt Augusta’. ‘I haven’t reached nightfall yet’. In the 1969 book ‘Travels With My Aunt‘ the main character is a rather lacklustre retired Bank Manager Henry Pulling, whose main occupation is tending to his dahlias. At his mother’s funeral his Aunt Augusta sweeps in […]

Dilettante or Demented?

Why not both? I am heading off to the launch of the MIFF programme, like the opening of an envelope only better, this is about the launch of a list of films… but really – what to wear? It’s a very cool Melbourne event that is a lead up to the Opening Night of MIFF, […]

A Woman in Her Prime

There is a lovely old novel about a school teacher, set in England pre WW2 . The main character is a Miss Jean Brodie and well  … in her prime. The book is called ‘The Prime of Miss Jean Brodie’ by Muriel Spark and it is deliciously discussed here in an episode of The First […]

New Camera Baby

Babies can be electronic…  I had always loved playing around with cameras from an early age, moving through instamatic and landing in the digital age with a camera so small I kept losing it. A couple of years ago I purchased a larger camera (because larger is better) and even did a  course to get the […]

Mr Movies

  The first thing I was told by Scheff’s partner was: “Oh for god’s sake don’t call him Edwin, he won’t know who you are talking about, call him ‘Scheff’.” What a fabulous man, bloody stubborn though about not wanting an on camera interview… but I’m still working on him. he remembers watching the film […]

Mum Sayings

"I wonder what the poor people are doing?"
"Did you see anyone you liked better than yourself?"
"I've had that new coat forever."
"Go on, you deserve it."

Yummy Aunties…

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