Wednesday, November 25, 2009

Another year over

Prudence is now, according to her much younger colleague, officially grown up.

So *that's* what 40 is all about.

None of this 40 is the new 30 (or in one case, 21) glibness. It's about being grown up. And Prudence approves.

So long as one has salacious and outrageous enough stories to tell of one's youth, one's advancing age is rather delicious.

Provided one manages to look much younger than one's years, of course.

Monday, November 16, 2009

Favourite things.

Lush carpets of fallen jacaranda flowers, swirled by the breeze, as Prudence walks home through the lengthening shadows

Saturday, November 14, 2009

On manners. Again.

There's a not-so-fine line between customer service and slimy obsequiousness.

Prudence fervently wishes the gormless youth at the Post Office had not felt it necessary to wink at her mid-transaction.

Thursday, November 12, 2009

'Tis the season!

For markets.

They're positively sprouting all over Perth.

Prudence wonders how many she can visit this weekend - here's the list of those she will attempt.

Made on the left - Hyde Park Hotel
Oxford Street Markets - in the park at 100 Oxford Street
Fields of Green - Aranmore College
Subi - for vegies
Inglewood Artisan Markets - Inglewood library, Beaufort Street
Mount Hawthorn Primary - not strictly a market, more your school fete, but reputed to have a rippingly good book stall!

Shopping bags at the ready!

Oh, and don't forget the Wardarnji Festival in Freo on Saturday afternoon.

Sunday, November 1, 2009


Prudence wonders where a vet gets off charging $150 to euthanise a beloved pet, and then say "see you later".

Which, since one has quite clearly just farewelled any possible reason for seeing the vet again, is highly unlikely.

Things will never be the same.