Not a bad caper at all

By | December 13, 2015

Quote of the day from Lynette, while cycling home after dinner with Katie: “This retirement’s not a bad caper.”

Not a bad caper at all.

Leaving Port Macquarie and FOTSUN behind we pick up the dog and head home in time to catch our breath and then cycle in to the Parry Street Hub end; with The Edwards Impossible Market , the Hunter Design School, and others nearby. The HDC had some fabulous examples of the work now being created by former students in a space which is a wonderfully refurbishment and repurposing of a light industrial space into a light and sympathetic canvas for the variety of work. The whitewashed beams in the overhead frame add to the feel.

DSCN5790Across the road, The Edwards had a good vibe working with the outside stalls on Parry Street and the inside space which has had so many uses since the opening of the bar for a range of community groups and other activities.





Outside, Georgina Grimshaw was doing a great job with her fully acoustic style: a guitar, her; hands and voice: Hand made music.

(Oh, and on the theme of ‘Hand Made Music’ you might be interested in Acoustic Cafe, coming up on Sun 20 December, 2-5 at Carrington; and Wed 23 Dec 6- 9 at Foghorn BrewHouse. #shamelessplug)

So good to see creativity and the maker movement ethos being demonstrated clearly.

Inside, another good female vocalist worked with a guy on drums and had a pro sound as we trailed through to the stands in the creative space.

It was then time to hit the bikes again and catch up with Katie for a relaxed dinner at The Star; where a new menu had some very tasty things for us to share, with bread with oil and dukkah accompanying baba ganoush. The Roast Pumpkin Salad was great and the Spinach, Feta and Pine Nut Arancini, along with the Polpette beef and pork meatballs in sauce all worked well.

Then, the chance to follow the oranges and pinks of the sunset home.

So, as we took advantage of one of the new crossings across the railway easement and joined the Throsby cycleway to lope along home, it would seem that Lynette’s assessment isn’t a bad one really.

Not a bad caper at all.


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