Catching up with people and catching up with posting!
Last week I had a few days R and R in Sydney with family and friends.
There are times when, as much as I like the place, Broken Hill feels
like a long way away from most of my family and friends.
Possibly because it is.
The visit had an Asian flavour. On Monday I had an invigorating
Thai massage with Lois and then with Meredith I visited fascinating
Cabramatta and delighted in the lychees, rambutans, dragon fruit and fresh
turmeric piled high in aromatic and jewel coloured heaps. We trawled fabric
shops managed by elegant Chinese ladies catering to the Muslim ladies’ needs
for good hijab fabric.
And I got to know the ladies my mum had bought to life using faces and
hands I had made and her own impressive supply of fabric, beads and
creative ingenuity. The slightly scary looking one in black and red is
really tough to photograph on her own. For one of my limited ability
anyway. She gets a mixed reaction but we love her still!