302 – another example of the type of thing I eat when the manservant is not home. It’s been awhile since I ate this but I think that is fetta cheese, some chives and chillies from the garden – and a bit of grated red onion.
303 – This is an Aboriginal painting called Bush Plums. The artist is listed simply as Irene and there is a photo of her on the back. The little authenticity note says that Irene and her sisters used to pick bush plums in Nyirripi area – 450 km from Alice Springs. I bought this painting from a gallery in Sydney 7 or 8 years ago and until we bought this house it hung on the white wall of our rented apartment. I was thrilled to find a house that had a purple dinning room wall on which to hang it – I tell people that we only bought the house so we had somewhere colour co-ordinated to hang the painting!
305 – there was an after-hours function in my office and the Reception desk was the sign-in point. This huge arrangement adorned my desk but the next morning I had to move it as I got a big attack of the sneezes!
307 – This is a bookstore in my neighbourhood. As well as selling books they have yoga, zumba and belly dancing classes; cooking classes and a book club. I think I will have to investigate – they never seem to be open when I’m coming home though.