This week

By Vita Forest

Wendy Whiteley’s Secret Garden, Lavender Bay

This week I have been


READING Laurinda by Alice Pung (highly recommended)

SKETCHING at Wendy’s Secret Garden at Lavender Bay, ah delight!

WATCHING The Hundred Foot Journey with Lucy (one of our old favourites).

WALKING in the bush near my place – very energizing

VISITING my school on the weekend for a crazy community event

TALKING Japan with a friend of Briony’s as we plan a trip there later this year! while

EATING chocolate brownies and zucchini cake.

This week

By Vita Forest


This week I have been

READING The Sound of Silence by Katrina Goldsaito

WRITING Saluting Saga

WATCHING Billy Elliot with Lucy


  • Wendy’s Secret Garden at Lavender Bay for some sketching
  • Sawmillers Reserve, North Sydney for Sculpture at Sawmillers

    MAKING cat costumes for Lucy’s play

    HOLDING Smartie Maths Day at school (so much learning, so much fun, so much chocolate).


    • the end of Term 3
    • winning a Poetry prize as one of my alter-egos!

    SMILING at some chickens at a water-front property at Blues Point, pecking the grass on a tiny spit of land surrounded by the harbour.