June 16 - 22, 2019: Issue 409
SANDS OF MORNING.
by Ella McFadyen.
Summer breathed over the hills to-day,
A waft of the bush and a wind from the bay,
And my truant thoughts went straying:
Pittwater flickered with nor'east flaws,
The surf ran high 'tween the Lion's paws,
And the spring-fed runnels' were playing.
I saw the hills that drop to the sea,
And a honey-bird's call was a call for me
And the great grey sandstone boulders
Were elephant's browsing, heath to the knees.
And the rosy waxflowers, clotted with bees,
Fondled their lichened shoulders.
To-morrow I'll rise and be ready to roam
In the starlit hour when the cats come home,
Ere ever the birds are waking,
When each needlewood thorn is a dewdrop's place,
And her thread-like blossoms arc fairy lace,
And the whole world's mine for taking! I must seek the lairs where I used to lie,
Curtained by trees and under the sky;
I must find and touch and recover
The sights and sensations laid away,
Where the Lion lies couchant at Broken Bay,
To welcome me back like a lover.
The strong white feet of the winter rains
Have trodden the campfire's cold remains,
The lizards my hearth are keeping;
I must find the cave where the fairy-mouse
And her wee pouched kindred kept their house,
And-the nest where her babes are sleeping.
Grape-blue the hills in the dawn shall be,
And the sun shall rise from a white-gold sea,
With light for the day's adorning,
Where the rain-washed track is a virgin sheet
For the printed tale of a pilgrim's feet;
My feet on the sands of morning.
SANDS OF MORNING. (1935, March 14). The Sydney Morning Herald (NSW : 1842 - 1954), p. 2 Supplement: Women's Supplement. Retrieved from http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article17171195
Peppa Pig's 2019 FIFA Women's World Cup Special
Arnie the Doughnut read by Chris O'Dowd
2019 Hilarie Lindsay Young Writers Short Story Competition
- The entry fee is $3.00 (please note that entries that do not include the fee will be disqualified)
- Entries should be typed on A4 paper, double spaced in 12pt font.
- The student’s name should NOT appear on the entry.
- Entries should be made via this online entry form where possible
- Should an online submission not be available students may request an entry form from email@example.com. In that case, send entry by email to firstname.lastname@example.org, which must contain the entry as a MS Word attachment, a scanned copy of the entry form, and the Direct Deposit receipt number. Alternatively, posted entries will be accepted and should be mailed to the address on the entry form, and be accompanied by a cheque or postal order made out to The Fellowship of Australian Writers NSW.
- The details for direct Deposit are as follows:
- BSB: 082-936 Account No. 172389833 Account Name Fellowship of Australian Writers.
- Please use the competitor’s name and the competition as the payment details (ie J Doe Hilarie Lindsay), and attach a copy of the payment receipt to the entry form.
- Entries must be student’s own work, unpublished and not having won any competition at time of entry.
Shaun the sheep: collection
Gosford Steam Weekend
Have A Whale Of A Time With Fantasea Cruising
The Steam Team: Old Reliable Edward
Day Out With Thomas
- Meet Thomas – climb into the driver's cab and toot his whistle
- Meet Henry the green engine and visit his driver's cab
- Ride Toby the Railmotor from Sodor Station up to the Roundhouse
- Meet the Fat Controller alongside Thomas
- Unlimited mini-train rides
- Unlimited jumping castle rides – 3 castles to cater for different age groups
- Face painting
- Visit the Imagination Station – children can enter the colouring competition, play some Thomas games and listen to our Storyteller read Thomas stories.
Mona Vale Mountain Cub
Find out more about all the fun you can have at Mona Vale Mountain Cub Scouts Profile –
our Profile pages aren’t just about those who can tell you about Pittwater before you were born, they’re also about great clubs and activities that you too can get involved in!
LEGO AT THE LIBRARY
Local children will have the chance to join a club specialising in one of the most enduring playthings of childhood. Mona Vale Library runs a Lego club on the first Sunday of each month from 2pm to 4pm. The club is open to children aged between seven and twelve years of age, with younger children welcome with parental supervision. If you are interested in attending a Lego at the Library session contact the library on 9970 1622 or book in person at the library, 1 Park Street, Mona Vale.
Children's Storytime at Mona Vale Library: Mona Vale Library offers storytime for pre-school children every week during school terms. Children and their carers come and participate in a fun sing-a-long with our story teller as well as listen to several stories in each session, followed by some craft. Storytime is held in the Pelican Room of the library in front of the service desk. Storytime is free and no bookings are required. Storytime Sessions: Tuesdays 10.00am - 11.00am - Wednesdays 10.00am - 11.00am - Thursdays 10.00am - 11.00am