Places To Go
On the side of my house is a porch made out of five old doors and a bit of wall which houses the front door. I love this porch to bits, but the paint was flaking off the old doors, so for the past two years I have procrastinated and then for the past three days I have scraped, sanded, and now just finished painting all of them, in time for the rain to start pouring down tomorrow. Phew!
Today's post is a short selection of the very many favourite things I collect on-line. Enjoy!
Tim Winton's Palm Sunday Speech A powerful indictment of Australia's treatment of refugees by author Tim Winton.
Logical Unsanity A Brisbane bookshop in a shed. Open 24 hours with a donation box for payment.
Zero Waste Artist An endearing Danish artist uses materials he finds in dumpsters and on the street to craft whimsical artworks. "As I grew up I pretty much just continued playing.. I didn't have a driver's licence or much money, but I have my bicycle truck (as he loads a small house-worth of waste timber from the street onto his home made cargo bike..) and that's pretty fun.." This is a man who knows how to enjoy himself and can make absolutely anything.. "We have a crazy and amazing job.."
A Day in the Life of the Tasmanian Bookmobile 1962 Why did so many women in Australia in the 1960s look and sound like the Queen? Even librarians in the bookmobile? A darling vintage delight.
Franc's Wildly Successful Life MaryBeth Danielson writes about the life of her artist friend Franc, who has crafted a joyful and creative life on under $15,000 a year.
A Jungle in My Apartment Summer Rayne Oakes lives in a New York apartment with more than 600 house plants. Because, why not?