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Samantha Battersby
I'm a drawing machine and history head!
Interests: the "photo" above is of me in a past life., interests include drawing and designing new prints and originals to put in my etsy shop of course! other interests include going for walks and talking
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Kitty Kong! Scary stuff! Continue reading
Posted yesterday at matouenpeluche
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Freddy spends the day inside even though it's a lovely spring day outside. Continue reading
Posted 2 days ago at matouenpeluche
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This post follows on from my previous post the other day on Sydney bush flowers which seem to be taking full advantage of the lovely spring weather at the moment. I have found yet another variety of boronia - this... Continue reading
Posted 3 days ago at matouenpeluche
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This is Zen Freddy contemplating a well known Zen kōan. Continue reading
Posted 6 days ago at matouenpeluche
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So, for some time now I have been very perplexed about the variations of the abundance of purple/ pink native bush flowers that appear this time every year. Some are light pink with five petals and long thin leaves, some... Continue reading
Posted Sep 7, 2018 at matouenpeluche
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It is most definitely Spring here in Sydney! The entire city is awash in flora and fauna proclaiming that this is indeed the season. Here are some on the fly snaps I have taken over the past day or two.... Continue reading
Posted Sep 6, 2018 at matouenpeluche
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Fountain in Martin Place, parrots in The Australian Museum, native somethings in the wildflower gardens, Queen Victoria in Queen's Square Sydney city, ornamental purple and white cabbage - y things in Hyde Park. Continue reading
Posted Aug 6, 2018 at matouenpeluche
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Four exquisite Georges Lepape art deco fashion illustrations from La Gazette du Bon Ton via Gallica. Continue reading
Posted Jul 28, 2018 at matouenpeluche
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Some interesting things I've seen on my travels recently: my second in situ echidna sighting (see first sighting here)! Purple flowers that are everywhere right now, beautiful flowering mimosa and a flock of seagulls black cockatoos that sailed overhead making... Continue reading
Posted Jul 25, 2018 at matouenpeluche
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It's "Let's Learn French with the cat" again (part IV)! This time the cat has some indispensable phrases suitable for any occasion such as: The Day and...the night. "Hello, how are you?" "What's your name?" "See you later, alligator!" "Surprise!... Continue reading
Posted Jul 24, 2018 at matouenpeluche
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It's the height of winter here in Sydney which means it's also the height of camellia season. Here then is my ode to winter with an additional portrait of an attractive black and white cat. Continue reading
Posted Jul 20, 2018 at matouenpeluche
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Yet more cat help with the French language. Here we can learn how to say: "I bought my new bow tie in the city." "I love my box." "What do you think of my new glasses?" "Paws and whiskers...paws and... Continue reading
Posted Jul 12, 2018 at matouenpeluche
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Three local kookaburras enjoying the view at sunset. Continue reading
Posted Jul 10, 2018 at matouenpeluche
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Part II of the "Let's learn French with the cat" series. It's now possible to say the following in French, thanks to the cat: "Anyone at home?" "What's for dinner?" "Catch of the day." "One, two, three...one, two, three." "Who... Continue reading
Posted Jul 6, 2018 at matouenpeluche
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Thanks to the cat, we now know how to say the following in French: "What's new?" "What's that?" "Don't talk to me." "Exercise is good for me." "I don't know the answer." "I like reading books." "I am very tired."... Continue reading
Posted Jul 4, 2018 at matouenpeluche
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Two water birds I've seen on my travels recently: a cormorant and a pelican. Both birds were part of a pair who were preening themselves by a lake. They were quite big, especially the pelican who was, together with his... Continue reading
Posted Jul 2, 2018 at matouenpeluche
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This is Frederick enjoying a little R'n'R in a bamboo grove. Continue reading
Posted Jun 29, 2018 at matouenpeluche
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This is Lionel relaxing in the garden under the cherry blossom tree after watching the march between Argentina and Nigeria. Continue reading
Posted Jun 26, 2018 at matouenpeluche
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This is Armando doing what he does best - dribble a fluffy blue pom pom around the living room floor. Have you been watching the World Cup? I have been for the first time ever and it's been very interesting.... Continue reading
Posted Jun 23, 2018 at matouenpeluche
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Continuing with the Australian bird theme: a cormorant I saw today doing the classic cormorant thing of drying his wings. Continue reading
Posted Jun 21, 2018 at matouenpeluche
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This is Cuthbert and he's a Sydney Centennial Park Pelican. Meanwhile, Sydney has finally decided to be chilly, which suits me fine! It's walking weather par excellence! And it's been raining quite a bit too, so all the delightful bush... Continue reading
Posted Jun 20, 2018 at matouenpeluche
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Above, one of my favourite buildings in Sydney city: The AWA (Amalgamated Wireless Australasia) building. It's a heritage listed, art deco beauty from the late 1930s that was the tallest structure in Sydney until the 1960s. More info from the... Continue reading
Posted Apr 14, 2018 at matouenpeluche
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This is a photo I took last weekend of Woolwich pier as seen through play furniture in the park opposite. It was a steaming hot, humid day, but a very enjoyable excursion nevertheless. Continue reading
Posted Apr 6, 2018 at matouenpeluche
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This is Ella, Pangur and Bam. They are enjoying themselves at a long weekend fancy dress party held by their good friends Daphne and Arthur. I understand that there was pink champagne, tasty vol au vents and a four piece... Continue reading
Posted Apr 1, 2018 at matouenpeluche
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Above is a photograph I took the other day of the installation/ artwork in Angel Place called Forgotten Songs. The Sydney City web page on the artwork says it is a visual and sonic piece as the calls of birds... Continue reading
Posted Mar 29, 2018 at matouenpeluche