Welcome to the blogspot of Melbourne writer, Elizabeth Jane

Welcome to the blogspot of Melbourne writer, Elizabeth Jane

Saturday, February 18, 2012

Australian country towns

Hot, wide streets
A post office
And a mechanics institute
All from a bygone era
A Chinese restaurant
Always a Chinese restaurant
With a numbered menu
The roadhouse
A caravan park
And a budget motel
Sometimes even a cafe
With a cappuccino machine
Though not always good coffee
Depends how many tourists
Tree changers
The Memorial Hall - lest we forget
And an Anzac statue
The oval, of course
With cars parked around the edge
Netball courts
A cinder playground with a locked bin
State registered school
Empty churches
A small district hospital
The nursing home on the edge of town
Old men shuffling head down in the hot, dry wind

Friday, February 3, 2012

Final Five Nomination for the VBA

Okay, here are my final five nominations for the Versatile Blogger Awards. I have had a great time updating my feedreader and feel in touch with new elements of the blogosphere. Make sure you check these ones out.

Guernsey Author
Sarah Jane Down the Lane
Clearly Vintage
Poems and novels

The Rules for excepting the Versatile Blogger Award are as follows:

Thank the person who nominated you. Tell 7 things about yourself, so that your readers may learn more about you, and nominate 15 other newly discovered bloggers, then let them know you nominated them.