Wednesday, August 12, 2009
Beaufort Street in Highgate is portrayed as a trendy restaurant etc strip. A couple of our favourite restaurants are there - GoGos and Koinonia. It was starting to look rather good - tree planting - nice strip down the middle - giving it a slightly villagey look - apart from the traffic which roams up and down all the time as it is a major throughway. However the Main Roads had this idea to put Las Vegas style neon lights up in the guise of 40 with a ring of red around it - all the way up - and the Town of Vincent in their excitement jumped in feet first to have these obscene intrusions. The trouble is - past the lights you can go 60 again straight away and anyway the traffic crawls along and you could be pushing it to get to 40 at the best of times.
I took these pics when I went off tonight to get my ingredients for our curry and tried to get myself killed lingering off the middle of the centre. Never mind I am still here typing.
Not a lot to report creatively other than to say that almost everything is back in place and I have done more than half of the ordering and I must say with glee that the Moonglow Sprays are so organised down at the lockup that I spent quite some time admiring my handiwork.
I am busy playing with Walnut Ink and also writing an article on threads for the machine embroidery (and textile art) magazine so I suppose I have been reasonably constructive. Not sleeping in my own bed though, Maggie......