Somewhat Silent Sunday: Someone else's words...

This week brought some devastating news for us, and so many others. The news that an acquaintance of ours, a friend of friends of ours had passed away suddenly.
My memories are those of a joyous man, who wrote me a recipe off the top of his head when I mentioned that I wanted to make an almond torte, a fantastic coffee, an infectious laugh and sharing his wisdom of cooking tips and hanging me many sheets of industrial sized baking paper when needed. (these later made great pattern paper for sewing...)

My friend Skye says it all over here, and this is one of the most beautifully written and saddest stories I've ever read. 
I urge you to go and read it, perhaps with a tissue in hand.

Dear Chris...


Should you ever need to chat to someone or find help, Lifeline is available 24 hours per day on 13 11 14. You can also visit Beyond Blue or simply pick up the phone, call a friend and tell them how you're feeling.

The View From My House

aka Silent Sunday.

Night Sky

I really love the colours of the setting sun from my place, especially when there's a bit of a moon involved too.
This is the view from my porch one night this week. I love my iPhone for quick photography, because I've never taken the time to learn how to use Mr S' fancy SLR. This is taken with an HDR app and edited oh so quick and dirty in Photoshop.