Don’t you just love gum blossoms? Their season has now finished but for the past few months they have given me a thrill as I walked around my local streets. Although they don’t keep that well as cut flowers I couldn’t resist having some in the living room. (You’ll notice them on WN quite often because I love them so)
Bees just adore them … I wonder what their honey will taste like and remind myself that I must get on with getting that native bee hive for the back garden.
Anyhow, whilst out walking last week I also thought about International Women’s Day and some of the women who’ve interested me recently – all doing such different things, with passion.
Take a look at Â Three Women (from Insight on SBS television) Â - each with vastly different paths to success. I love reading the comments too …
Vicki Archer, an Australian woman living in Provence and author of two beautiful books about France, has a gorgeous blog called French Essence – I escape into her world when I want to ‘fly away’ …
Siri Hustvedt’s book The Summer without Men is so dense with observations and feelings about ‘being’ a girl, sister, woman, mother, daughter, wife … I just love it and can’t wait till bookclub reads it – lots of discussion coming up!
I often think of a woman I met by chance a little while ago ( read down that post a little to get to her story). She had such an aura of energy, love and good will that I am touched to have met her for just a ‘moment’
And lastly two quotes that make me smile every time I think of them -
She did what she could – epitaph on a headstone in NZ
The most remarkable thing about my mother is that for 30 years she served nothing but leftovers. The original meal was never found – Tracey Ullman Â (as quoted from one of my favourite Australian cookbooksÂ Let it Simmer by Sean Moran)
17 March 2011/ The Coffee Shop