Here La Professoressa and Ms Ruby and I share a vegetarian dinner to hear Ruby's first week adventures as a Monash University student studying international affairs. One of the ways I mark my life here is by our friendship with Ruby, starting when she was 12 and wanting to work on her writing. Now we sit and listen to her worries, her hopes, her excitement at the new world of thought opening to her. A gift to be part of this young woman's journey.
The curve of our beach, the beauty I have found here,
With new friends, Kylie and Brigid, and my cricket bat.
Apples from our Anglesea garden. How lucky I have been.