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Why Jacaranda you ask? In case you are reading this the other side of the world and are not sure, Jacaranda is the name of a beautiful tree, which blooms around Oct/Nov, mostly in the Eastern states of Australia. Its flowers are the most exquisite shade of blue-purple, the nearest comparison probably being hyacinth blue, so who could not be inspired to write by such a spiritual colour? When the jacarandas start to blossom, you know it's exam time, but you also know that Christmas is just around the corner. It is said that if a jacaranda flower falls on your head as you walk underneath a tree, good fortune is sure to follow, so guess who did a lot of walking under jacaranda trees! Watch this space for changing images of this lovely tree!

Sunday, December 20, 2009

Six degrees of separation

Well, here I am in cold and snowy London. My flight landed bang on time (actually, there was no bang) on Friday 18 December and despite a delay in delivery of luggage there were no other hang ups due to weather. While waiting for the luggage I took the opportunity to go to the loo and banged straight into a fellow who swims at the same beach as I do in Australia.

While listening to some fabulous, free music by Branco Stoysin in the the foyer of the National Theatre, and waiting for the performance of The Habit of Art, I talked to a local and discovered that not only had we both lived in the same street several years ago but that they are a frequent visitor to Australia and enjoy the same beach as both I and my swimming compatriot above do.

Supposed to go on the Eurostar (I am writing that word in a whisper)tomorrow, but have a feeling all will be well.

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