Read here for an interesting article on the role of poetry in teaching literarcy skills.
Took the kids rollerblading yesterday. While they went round and round in circles on the rink, Keith and I bought three big pots for the garden - I plan to plant lettuces in one, tomatoes in one and lavender in the third. I dreamt of having lavender plants - purple and white at the entrance of somewhere I lived in the dream.
It's the second day of the school holidays. I want to make a cheese and onion tart. I don't know why I've had a sudden yearning to make one. I remember back when the kids were small how organised I was about food - never making just one shortcrust pastry shell, always making two and freezing the second one. I'd like to return to those days. Maybe that's why I yearn to make a cheese and onion tart?
Later today we're going to see Ratatouille. And have afternoon tea somewhere in Belgrave. In the meantime, I think I'll go to Dandenong market and see if I can locate some onions, leeks and raclette cheese.