Happiness as Anarchy #301: Quarantine care package

My gorgeous friend Libby dropped around this afternoon with a care package for me, as I’ve got the flu and been stuck at home for a week. It’s always lovely to see her, but particularly so since I haven’t seen anyone since Monday. We chatted for a while with the window open, me inside the… Continue reading Happiness as Anarchy #301: Quarantine care package

Happiness as Anarchy #300: The neighbour’s flowers

My street has a couple of well-tended gardens and some magnificent plants (remember the pink magnolia I posted a while ago?), but in the main most of us are not up to much. Along my driveway fence, however, the neighbours have been so lovely as to plant a row of wonderful and varied roses. I… Continue reading Happiness as Anarchy #300: The neighbour’s flowers

Happiness as Anarchy #295: Melbourne Ukulele Festival

It is always a pleasure to play the Melbourne Ukulele Festival. I wondered as I headed down to the city on Friday whether it was a good idea or not, given there’s a nasty little virus high-speed globetrotting right now. I guess I’ll never know the answer to that question, but I am awfully glad… Continue reading Happiness as Anarchy #295: Melbourne Ukulele Festival

Happiness as Anarchy #294: Sour beer

I’m not a big beer drinker, but when there isn’t any cider on tap I’m always open to try something new. This was precisely the situation that presented itself today at the Wesley Anne in Northcote. Enter the Citray Sour, like a hopped up lemon juice, it is very refreshing, quite sour, and the perfect… Continue reading Happiness as Anarchy #294: Sour beer

Happiness as Anarchy #292: Sweet Cherry Tomatoes

The season is a strange one this year on many levels. The tomatoes are late and not very prolific, but the ones I have managed to coax into existence are quite delicious. Sweet, juicy, and zingy, the little red orbs hang like jewels from the dying branches. They shout their tiny victory over the weather… Continue reading Happiness as Anarchy #292: Sweet Cherry Tomatoes