August 10

I saw a school bus yesterday...

Wait, not yet - it's still summer!!

(I'm told it might have been a camp bus, phew)



  1. No such luck here, school starts this week! Way too early in my opinion, but they don't ask me.

  2. It is roughly half-term [the long winter term looking into Spring] in lots of Australian schools

    [at least some of the ones on the east coast].

    Yesterday [10 August 2022] - Queenslanders enjoyed their Royal Show - EKKA.

    The big thing about Ekka is strawberry ice cream which is prepared for days before and after that Show.

    You will notice this is my third post about a certain multi-sport event [the Commonwealth Games] but the only one to be named after that event - at least in the Blogger case [filename/URI].

    There was also Arts Week and National Science Week.

    And National Aged Care Employers' Day was on the 8th August.

    I have a wonderful art book - David Noonan's ONLY WHEN IT'S CLOUDLESS - which has been earning its keep keeping images on the platen when they would otherwise not co-operate.

    Another art book I purchased was WHEN LAKES ONCE HAD WATER by Leber and Chesworth [Sonia and David respectively].

    It is about a sonic multimedia ecological and environmental excavation on Country.


    A historical saga novelist is looking up historical school starting dates for their revisions of a 1950s-set text.

    They have good ideas for checking those dates.

    Probably not about the subjective dissonance though.

    You, too, are good with dates and their contexts.

    I was looking up material on the Tuileries and the 10 August 1792 insurrection

    [can you believe that is 230 years ago? A drop in the river in all the perspectives of geological time and geopolitical space]

    [and, yes, twenty years AFTER the FIRST Partition of Poland - then there were others - 1793 and 1795 - and the LAST one is sort of the only one I remember].

    [I cannot believe I thought the Tuileries were a place for knitting; sewing; crocheting and quilting].


  3. Some schools around here started this week. It seems too early to me.

  4. Lavender you can practically smell, for you today: