Feast of Easter a celebration

The Feast of  Easter is  a celebration of New Life. New life is symbolised by holidays, chocolate eggs and Easter bunnies. Easter is all of that and more. It is the most important feast in the liturgy of Christian churches.

The Feast of Easter. A detail from the unfinished Church of the Holy Family Barcelona

The Feast of Easter. A detail from the unfinished Church of the Holy Family Barcelona

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February favourites

February favourites are almost here. February always seems like the start of the proper New Year. After the indolence of January and the media silly season, it is time to begin 2016 proper. Apart from the heat, I love this time of the year.

There’s something exhilarating about a month that has so much in store. This is the season for some major Western Australian Festivals.

Elizabeth Quay

Elizabeth Quay

February favourites

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A Cloudstreet river Christmas

Cloudstreet river – what a backdrop for Christmas lunch!

‘Will you look at us by the river! The whole restless mob of us on spread blankets in the dreamy briny sunshine skylarking and chiacking about for one day, one clear, clean, sweet day in a good world in the midst of our living. Yachts run before an unfelt guest, with bagnecked pelicans riding above them, the city their twitching backdrop, all blocks and points of mirror light down to the water’s edge.’

Tim Winton Cloudstreet

Once upon a time my children and their families came to my house every year for Christmas lunch. Sometimes there have been as many as thirty or more of us, including my grandchildren. It worked well. In the last few years, though, we’ve begun to rotate to different homes for the celebration. Continue reading