Saturday, 30 June 2012

Sepia Saturday 132; Tennis;

Evonne Fay Goolagong Cawley, AO, MBE (born 31 July 1951) is a former World No. 1 Australian female tennis player. She was one of the world's leading players in the 1970s and early 1980s, when she won 14 Grand Slam titles: seven in singles (four Australian Open, two Wimbledon and one French Open), six in women's doubles, and one in mixed doubles.

Evonne Goolagong was ranked number one in the world for two weeks in 1976, though it was not reported at the time because incomplete data were used to calculate the rankings.
This was discovered in December 2007, 31 years later. She was the 16th woman to hold the top spot.

Goolagong is the third of eight children from an Australian Aboriginal family. Her parents, Kenny Goolagong and Melinda, are members of the Wiradjuri people.
She was born in Griffith, New South Wales, and grew up in the small country town of Barellan. Although Aboriginal people faced widespread discrimination in rural Australia at this time, Goolagong was able to play tennis in Barellan from childhood thanks to a kindly resident, Bill Kurtzman, who saw her peering through the fence at the local courts and encouraged her to come in and play.
 In 1967, Vic Edwards, the proprietor of a tennis school in Sydney, was tipped off by two of his assistants and travelled to Barellan to take a look at the young Evonne Goolagong and immediately saw her potential. He persuaded Goolagong's parents to allow her to move to Sydney, where she attended Willoughby Girls High School. Here, she completed her School Certificate in 1968 and was at the same time coached by Edwards, and lived in his household.

My old tennis racket, it has seen a lot of action. I loved a good game of tennis, I used to play 2-3 times a week. 

The old roller;

Please visit, and enjoy a game of tennis.

Friday, 29 June 2012

Friday; Bookshelf;

My library,  just going to clean it up this morning, it was a bit windy yesterday....

Read again a wonderful book by Victoria Hislop.

Thessaloniki 1917
As Dimitris Komninos is born, a devastating fire sweeps through the thriving greek city were Christians, Jews and Muslims live side by side. Five years later Katerina Sarafoglou’s home in Asia Minor is destroyed by the
Turkish army. Losing her mother in the chaos…

A powerful tale of love, loyalty and loss.

Thursday, 28 June 2012

Thursday; scarves;

This scarf is feather light and it will dress up any T, blouse or dress; it is fairly long so it can go a couple of times around the neck. 
I have always liked scarves. My mother was the same she had so many beautiful ones. They were mainly square, while I prefer the long ones. 
Winter is the perfect time to wear these wonderful accessories. Fashionable and practical at the same time.

I bought these two today,  it said one for $12.50 or two for $ 12.00, well as I am pretty good at math I took the two!! I guess they want to get rid of them before spring comes and this is pretty clever advertising.
I am wearing the tube scarf now and it is really nice and comfortable and looks also good.

This is a tube scarf; easy to wear, light and cozy around the neck.

See what I mean, I am wearing them all the time.

Wednesday, 27 June 2012

Wednesday; Morning;

Good morning; an egg from my diligent hens and  fresh bread from the oven;
a good breakfast makes the day.

An old saying;  well I guess it is the old rhyme which might hold a kernel of truth. "Early to bed and early to rise makes one healthy, happy and wise.

My old friend has to say this about morning, he never disappoints...

The town was glad with morning light; places that had shown ugly and distrustful all night long, now wore a smile; and sparkling sunbeams dancing on chamber windows, and twinkling through blind and curtain before sleepers' eyes, shed light even into dreams, and chased away the shadows of the night.
  ~Charles Dickens, The Old Curiosity Shop