This week

By Vita Forest
This week I have been

From Harold Reid Reserve, Middle Cove – right in the middle of Sydney!


WRITING 

READING Trains and Lovers by Alexander McCall Smith

WATCHING the Dance Academy movie with Lucy 

VISITING the Harold Reid Lookout in Middle Cove with Lucy for a picnic and a bush walk and

Looking across to Castlecrag


EATING a baguette, cheese, dips and veggies 

ENJOYING some warm spring weather

On top of the ridge at Harold Reid Reserve


BEING surprised by a homemade cake from some of my students baked on a play date 

PLANNING out my week and 

DOING my chores through the weeknights so I had a lovely chore-free weekend 

HOPING to keep up this new habit in the future 

Spring wildflowers seen on our bushwalk

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This week

By Vita Forest

Isaboe “helping” me with school reports


I have been

WRITING 


READING 

  • The charming quirks of others by Alexander McCall Smith
  • Rivers of London by Ben Aaronovitch
  • An American Tragedy by the very eloquent David Remnick

FINISHING a course on Dyslexia

LISTENING to Recomposed by Max Richter: Vivaldi – The Four Seasons with the light out, as the sun set, with a cup of tea, as I try to 

FIND some sense in this crazy world

This week

By Vita Forest

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Reclining Figure: Angles 1980, by Henry Moore

This week I have been

WRITING

READING

  • The Comfort of Saturdays by Alexander McCall Smith
  • The Charming Quirks of Others by Alexander McCall Smith

VISITING

  • The Art Gallery of New South Wales for some sketching
  • The Sydney Opera House with our fabulous performance group (they were wonderful!  The end of nearly a year-long project…)

WATCHING more Scandi-Noir The Killing…

CELEBRATING World Teachers’ Day with a slap-up lunch from the P and C – including fresh prawns and macaroons.

SEWING up the last few costumes for Lucy’s play.

CATCHING up on sleep after a couple of late nights.

SIPPING tea in the dark on the balcony after a long day, looking up at the stars.

This week

By Vita Forest

A glorious spring morning in Hyde Park, Sydney

A glorious spring morning in Hyde Park, Sydney

This week I have been

READING

  • Animal Farm by George Orwell
  • The Careful use of Compliments by Alexander McCall Smith

WRITING Mobile Tales – A Despatch from The Good Ship Possession

LISTENING to the soundtrack of Alexander Hamilton (over and over again – how amazing is this hip-hop musical?  Anyone been lucky enough to actually see it?)

NOTING the appearance of the first jacaranda blossoms.

MEETING up with the rest of the costume team for Lucy’s school musical and celebrating our progress.

MAKING a giant collaborative collage of a rainbow with my class at school.

CELEBRATING

  • Betty’s engagement at school – how delighted we all are for the happy couple!
  • My nephew  Dylan’s birthday – he is now a two year old man.

VISITING Hyde Park for a spot of spring sketching.

WALKING from the city to Rozelle via Pyrmont.

The Glebe Island Bridge in the distance, Pyrmont

The Glebe Island Bridge in the distance, Pyrmont

This week

By Vita Forest

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On the Grand Canyon walk near Evan’s Lookout

This week I have been

READING

  • The Sunday Philosophy Club by Alexander McCall Smith
  • Friends, Lovers, Chocolate by Alexander McCall Smith
  • The Right Attitude to Rain by Alexander McCall Smith

Delightful holiday reading!

WRITING Brief Encounter

VISITING

  • The Blue Mountains with Vastra, Saskia, 7 children and one dog!
  • The Grand Canyon walk near Evan’s Lookout in the Blue Mountains (magnificent).
  • Newtown for a spot of sketching.
  • School to get ready for Term 4.

MAKING more costumes for Lucy’s school musical.

ENJOYING having our booth seat rebuilt and reinstalled – Thanks Dad!  (Now we really feel back to normal after “The Great Flood”).

CELEBRATING Lucy’s upcoming birthday with a dinner, movie, sleepover party.

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Graffiti in Newtown