Monday, June 22, 2009

Playing Hookey

Working for yourself is no fun - MOTH works longer & harder hours than he ever did working for a boss. However he's thrown caution to the wind this morning & told himself he's not coming into work today! I don't work Monday's, so today we are going out together to purchase the last of the new bathroom fittings & he's asked me out to lunch. How could I resist that invitation, so on this icy cold, bracing winter's day, we're off to sit by the fire & enjoy a great meal, at the wonderful Lane's Vineyard Bistro just up the road from us here in the Hills. Sadly though, I'll need to stick to the mineral water, rather than enjoying a glass or 2 of John & Helen's lovely wine. Hopefully after Thursday, my wine-less (although not whine-less!) days will be a thing of the past.

The colour of today's post is green because I want to express solidarity with those who yearn for freedom in Iran. The people of Iran deserved a free, open & transparent election process recently, & I have a niggling suspicion that it did not occur. Lisa over at one of my favourite blogs Coastal Nest has asked fellow bloggers to consider temporarily changing the background or font of their blog to green to show support for our Iranian friends. If you have a blog or website of your own, will you consider doing the same?

If you live in Australia or any free country, where you are allowed to say what you want, do what you want, elect the leaders you want, read the blogs you want and march in the streets if you want, then take a couple of minutes and show your support for these brave Iranians. They want nothing more or less than to enjoy the same freedoms we take for granted every single day. It won’t take much. Put a green font or background on your blog or website for one post or the whole week. It’s a small gesture, but it would mean a lot. Just do it. And be thankful that you can.


  1. Hope you enjoy your day amongst the vines with MOTH - that fire on a cold, winter's day sounds heavenly. Enjoyed your comments about Iran and couldn't agree more. My blog will be going green this week. Meredith xo.

  2. Enjoy your Lunch....despite the Weather...

  3. Hope you enjoy your day with MOTH Millie. I'm off to do my daily post now & I will make sure that it's in green font too. Lee :)

  4. Millie I have enjoyed your last posts (esp. the last home you done) but my internet is playing up (sodding dial up) and I havent been able to comment on certain blogs...sorry.
    I really hope you are doing well and enjoy your day out with MOTH.
    Ness xx

  5. Hope that you have a fabulous day together, what a great day you have planned!

    Leeann x

  6. Enjoy your day Millie and MOTH, have a wonderful lunch :) PS Great post Millie, very good points about Iran.

  7. i will make an effort to use green font.

    and, have a sweet lunch with your hubby.

  8. Beautiful place! I'd like to visit.

  9. Ahh, I can almost smell the air from that photo. Divine. Sometimes I miss the Adelaide hills so desperately it hurts, but then I look out of my window to the poppies and the canola and it is all ok again (for a while at least!)

  10. Gorgeous image Millie. Makes me want to play hookey too. I'm also having connection problems on some blogs. Not sure why, but I going over to Lisa' blog now to have a read. Thanks for inspiring us to make a difference.

  11. so glad you had a nice day...and i love this post... it is so tragic what is happening... and we are so blessed to be free...x pam


And none will hear the postman's knock
Without a quickening of the heart.
For who can bear to feel himself forgotten?
~W.H. Auden

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