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 I am no longer active in organisations.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, March 22, 2007

Ode to an Opp Shop 3

Isn't it delightful.
And Miss Eagle has an idea.
Does anyone out there in the blogosphere want to come to play?
Miss Eagle is suggesting a day - a Saturday or a Sunday - in Upper Gully.
There is the PWP Opp Shop which opens Saturday and Sunday.
There are the Upper Ferntree Gully Markets open Saturday and Sunday.
We could lunch at the Royal Hotel.
Or we could drive ten minutes up into the Dandenongs to Sassafras.
We could browse the tea leaves and the tea pots at Tea Leaves.
We could lunch at Ripe.
Miss E thinks this could be a planning day for a major blogshopping onslaught on Opp Shops. Gina from Patra's Other Place has THE BOOK.
She knows where seams of gold are to be mined.
Perhaps Leanne from Pear Tree Cottage could be prevailed upon to notch up a mile or three to Melbourne.
Word has it that Sharon from Beyond the Blank Page might be showing some interest.
Sharon has not forgotten that she wasn't able to join Gina and Miss Eagle on their marvellous day last year.
So, dear Reader, have a thunk!
If you think you could stand the strain of a day in Upper Gully, if you could get your head around planning a blogshopping event please drop me a line off the sidebar.
Miss Eagle expects to hear from you soon!

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