JUST RELEASED NOW! I’m so proud of my sister, Valerie Cameron, and our friend, Robert Cumings, on the release of their first collaborative album “What is precious by decree…”. Their collaboration is named, Gladsome Throng. Valerie’s remarkable poetry and Robert’s remarkable soundscapes discuss difficult conversations such as climate change and covid 19. Theirs is a unique voice. I feel honoured to know these two artists. You have never heard anything like it! https://gladsomethrong.bandcamp.com/releases?fbclid=IwAR0cKV_W3hyUyjV_YA0CB8954-MAJoLbxK_1RwsDjtLSH3GfQpphBvlDM8k
My sister, Valerie, bred Toledo twenty-four-ish years ago. She was very careful to select the bestest Australian Stock Horse Stallion, which means the best looking.
Toledo sees himself as a wild one. Indeed he has the self esteem of the majority of Australian white entitled males.
In Toledo’s case, it’s all a scam. He doesn’t like being thought badly of and very rarely does anything wrong.
He, his partner Bonnie [rescued standardbred pacer], and I [rescued by Bonnie and Toledo] drove to Tassie last year [we came back too, but that was this year] and never had a cross word.
Review by Patricia Holland
I’m reading Jessie Greenhouse’s recently published novel, The High House, and drawing breath every so often to also indulge in a spot of TV. I chose, ABC’s (Australian Broadcasting Corporation) iview, and Greta Thunberg: A Year to Change the World.
Everyone, do this now.
Read, hear, view the gifts Jessie and Greta are offering to our World.
If you don’t already, you will learn how soon you will grieve the days when you felt free to close your eyes to climate change (close to Jessie’s brilliant words).
Brilliant novel. Brilliant documentary series.
We owe it to every creature (that includes your kids too), every plant, every breath of air, every droplet of clean water to read, listen and watch the brilliance of these two women’s hard work; the hard work of Jessie’s characters to reflect reality; and the hard work of everyone to whom Greta speaks, to reflect our reality.
Pass on their brilliance.
Act on their brilliance.
[Please don’t let my post put you off. Both are compelling reading and viewing.]
Tennis party regulars at Squire’s Leap, Mountain Top, include celebrated scholar and author, Dorothy Sayers (back right, wearing scholar hat), visiting from Huyton with Roby, Lancashire.