21 – 27 May

Friday 21st
Met Janette Hope at Art Back Cafe for coffee,
for a chat about – everything.
What a spot.
Magic people, magic place.
Ann and Steve Hendricks are fab.
A wonderful, beautiful and creative café/ space
Right at the Junction of the Murray and Darling Rivers!!

Back to Mildura for 3pm bus,
To collect Simon for the weekend.

Marked & Laminated Maps!
Then to Annies.
27 Deakin for dinner.
And home to Annies for a bottle of wine by the fire.

Sat 22nd
Stefanos for breakfast.
Worked with Simon to sort van.
And with every intention of doing paperwork!

Cooked up Fab dinner.

Sun 23rd

Expedition to see Big Lizzie at RedCliffs,
Then Wentworth to show Simon ArtBack,
Then it was time for the bus again!
Eek. How the time goes.
Still feeling overwhelmed by paperwork, photos, etc.
Stayed on at Annies

Mon 24th

Packed up & set off for Tara- Art Back artists retreat.
Again, on the Darling River. Lovely.
Still rainy, cleaned studio windows.
I love cleaning windows, especially ones with a good view.
Just Indigo & me staying there.

Tues 25th,

Finished windows and set off for Burtundy Station.
Had a good chat with Davies family,
And continued on to Pooncairie.
Met some good folks,
Drank 2 light beers,
And returned to Wentworth.
Met with Ann, Steve & friends at Royal Hotel for dinner.
And back to Artback.

Wednesday 26th

Mildura to fix exhaust on car, etc.
Caught up with Annie,
Camped there again for the night.

Thurs 27th
Birthday. 37 again!
Oh dear, am I in a time warp? (my own)

Quick trip to the vet,
As Indigo swelled up in the face,
A spider bite?
Glad to have antihistamines,
As we hit the road to Balranald, via Lake Benanee.

Popped in at Homebush Hotel for quick visit,
Then to Paika.
Lovely meal with Dianne & Duf,
Complete with cake!!
Lovely to be back amongst friends again.