Monday, 26 August 2013


Five years ago this 100 year old building became the town's arts and culture centre, and is now known as "Nineteen on the Park". House number is 19, and there's a park right behind it...... so it makes sense.

It has been many things in the past: a garage, a cinema, a market hall, and most recently the Town Offices housing the office of the Mayor and Town Councillors.

Now it's home to concerts, movies, conferences, trade shows, craft sales, art exhibitions, even wedding receptions. My grandson's nursery school held its "graduation" there in June. My theatre group holds its Christmas show there in December. And I'm one of the many volunteers who take tickets, sell the popcorn, show people to their seats and help clean up afterwards. And the best thing about volunteering here is that I see the concert too!

Friday, 23 August 2013

Moonlight Madness

Yesterday my small town held it's annual Moonlight Madness event on Main Street. The street is closed to traffic and all the clubs and associations in town have an information booth..... e.g.: Guides, Scouts, Tai chi, Lions Club, Museum, Choirs, Recreation centre and many more.
All the stores and restaurants stay open later than usual and there are bargains to be had.
The flower shop gave out a long stemmed carnation to all the ladies.
And antique and classic cars are invited to line up on the other side of the street.

This was the perfect opportunity to try out the "low light' setting on the camera. It was getting quite dark when I took the picture of the Chevy at the top.... no need for a flash.

Wednesday, 14 August 2013

Rat Rod

I went to an antique and classic car show this weekend... lots of beautifully restored old cars, fancy hot rods costing thousands, lots of "as is" cars, and one "rat rod".

The body had been left as it was found in the barn, rusty and blemished, but the engine had been restored and was in pristine condition, probably cleaner that when this old banger was brand new.
I loved the license plate.
It certainly saves on expensive body work and paint jobs.

Sunday, 11 August 2013

It's a Bug's Life

Just resting on the green tomatoes.

 But I have no idea what kind of bug he is.

Friday, 2 August 2013


Bows and flows of angel hair
And ice cream castles in the air
And feather canyons everywhere
I've looked at clouds that way.....     

Joni Mitchell