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 I am no longer active in organisations.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

Thursday, February 16, 2006


Over at Wattletree Road at Malvern there is a little group of terraces each with its name above. My favourite is Wait-a-bit. Don't you think that is a charming name? It conjures up ideas of welcome, have a cup of tea, take a load off your feet. And then I think of other things like patience, take time out, and wait-a-bit and all will be well.

Wednesday, February 15, 2006

Tuesday, February 14, 2006

Tell me another one....

The blogosphere has been joined by Melbourne storyteller, David Gloster. Read his charming and quirky children's stories here and here. Dave wouldn't mind hearing from illustrators of children's stories. And I would love to see the illustrations generated by Dave's stories. Would a Bunyip called Barbarino look anything like John Travolta!

Monday, February 13, 2006

A find at Camberwell

Herself went to market yesterday - Camberwell Market.
This is what she found.
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Sunday, February 12, 2006

A swimming roo

I didn't know kangaroos go swimming. But, at least in WA they do. Hamo from backyard missionaries has some beautiful shots of a kangaroo swimming at a Western Australian beach. Simply beautiful. Just one query? Am I right to assume it was a male roo? Thought that, if there was a joey in a mum's pouch, the poor thing might drown.