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All I want …

is to sit under the grapevine and laugh with friends.

People who fill your cup.

What a lovely evening.

lantern and shadow

I think my computer is about to explode.

It is overloaded with so many beautiful photos of Bathurst.

Heart full. Computer full.

And now me.

I’ve got a glow up :)

Breaking my first rule of blogging … Never drink and blog.

But it’s all in the name of a good cause. I need your help with something my lovelies.

We are trying to get Jamie Oliver, yes Mr O, to open the only pop up kitchen in Australia – in Bathurst.

There are other towns vying for him, but we need him here because I’ve just learnt that in Bathurst, my home town, 4 out of 5 people are either overweight or obese.

 

(Whispering)

i think i might be one of them

 

 

Would you be so kind as to LIKE this page on Facebook. Would you? Could you?

I will owe you one.

This is the link.

Bathurst needs Jamie Oliver’s Ministry of Food.

Thank you

x

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Has anyone seen summer?

There’s a week to go but I sense she’s already gone.

terrace

Packed up her long brown legs and strappy sandals. Cast her string bag over her shoulder, tossed back her mane of sun bleached blonde hair and hitched a lift to warmer climes.

pergola

Never one for long goodbyes.

Disappears for months then pops up at some random party in Capri. More than happy to sleep on the floor.

crepe myrtle

Her perfume lingers in the air … night jasmine in the cooling dark, fresh cut grass breezing through an early morning open window.

Ever the party girl. A free spirit to the end.

Till next year you gorgeous thing you.

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8tracks – the coolest music app

8tracks has been out for a while but I only learnt about it last week. My 16 year old Darce has been raving about it for a few weeks and I finally pinned him down to show me how it works. 

It’s sooooo cool.

You download it for free in the App store and basically you have access to thousands and thousands of user-created playlists consisting of 8 tracks, each one roughly half an hour’s worth of music.

What I really love about it – and I don’t know if this is unique – is that you have a primary selection filter and a secondary filter. So for instance I could choose CHILL as my primary then narrow it down with my secondary which might be INDIE, or FOLK or HAPPY or UPBEAT or CALM or COFFEE HOUSE … you get the idea? When you make your two selections you are then presented with a heap of different playlists. If you don’t like one, just skip it and move on to the next.

The primary selector option

Secondary selector

I won’t go into the ins and outs of how to use it. You can find out more here but everything I’ve read leads me to think it’s legit, particularly from a royalty point of view. Correct me if I’m wrong.

The one major catch is that you can’t replay playlists. It took me a while to work that one out. It’s like listening to the radio. But you can star your favourites and buy them directly from iTunes. A nice way to bookmark some good music.

Glass of wine in hand listening to BLUES + CHILL = “Soul lot of blues” :)

Hope you enjoy it if you haven’t found it already. x

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