A message from Brigid ....

I have been a blogger since 2005. At the height of my blogging busy-ness, I had "a small stable" of blogs on different topics: social and political commentary; desert spirituality; food; waste and ....

A few years ago I called time and ceased blogging altogether - although there was an occasional post. I had called it quits. I am an aged woman these days with a couple of serious illnesses. I am not allowed to drive. I am no longer active in organisations. I think it fair to say that I am housebound. I am active on Facebook, although I am not there as often as once I was. I have decided to embark on a re-entry into the blogging world ... beginning with The Trad Pad and, possibly, a return to my food blog, Oz Tucker. I have always used a lot of photographs on my blogs ... and I miss not being out and about with my camera.

The Trad Pad has been my blog for the lovely things of life. The controversial or political has seldom intruded. Occasionally, the spiritual has found its way in, but I kept spirituality for the blog, Desert. I don't yet know if I will revive that. I will stick pretty much to food and the lovely things of life. If I have some regularity with those two categories, I feel that I will be doing well. I hope that, with this blog new friendships can be formed and old friendships renewed; new lovelies discovered; new reflections can enter into the meaning of modern life. I would love to hear from you - particularly if you have suggestions for new topics to enter into the conversation. So, it is a new year. Let's see what it has in store, what it can bring to us. And I hope that those who share the spirit of The Trad Pad can spread the message of a world of beauty, the creativity of humanity, and the joys of simplicity and tradition. ~~~ February, 2017

Saturday, January 07, 2006

Bass Strait

The rollers come in from Bass Strait at Paradise Beach.
Paradise Beach (otherwise known as Letts Beach) is part of The 90 Mile Beach.
I camped here the first night.
Parks Victoria has a campsite here.
The site is very simple. There are toilets and tables in a shelter.
There is no water view because the ocean front is lined with melaleuca
to a depth of about 50 metres. Needful to avoid erosion.
There would have been about 20 people camped there.

I awoke in the morning to gale force winds
which prevented me from entering the water while taking note of the warning above
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Wild Life

This sign is on the road between Longford and The 90 Mile Beach.
On my journey, neither a roo nor a wombat to be seen
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Friday, January 06, 2006

Meself to Mallacoota

On 2 January in the afternoon, I took off for a camping trip I had been planning a while. Just a few days to explore parts of country Victoria that I had not seen. (Only been in Vic 16 months.) I have a Mitsubishi station wagon and I planned to camp in this - because I enjoy camping and also to cut down on motel bills. I have a single rubber mattrress covered in plastic - obtained from someone's footpath before the Hard Waste Collection. You can see my bed made up in the wagon complete with a pair of pillows in vintage embroidered pillowcases with crocheted edges. How the genteel shabby chic elder lady goes camping :-) LOL!

Of course, who gets in the car every chance he can get - none other than FootFoot! He esconced himself there while I finished the rest of the packing. He could tell he wasn't going - but the look in his eyes!

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Monday, January 02, 2006

A New Year Vistor

Among our visitors for the New Year was the gorgeous Enrico.
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Happy New Year

Happy New Year
! Everyone !
My wishes for 2006:
I wish for love and compassion; peace and creativity;
hope and support for one another; joy for life and joy in one another;
faith in ourselves and our Creator;
an understanding of ourselves in and of the wonderful creation that is our planet
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