Winter’s recoil
Light cotton cardigans replace winter woollies
Clothes from the bottom drawer moth balled and musty

Doors open
Windows breathe deep
First flush of roses blooming
New season’s stone fruits shyly appear

Barbeque time
Heavycover removed
Wheeled into summer position
Scraped and cleaned of last year’s grease

An hour less sleep
Chips, dips and chilled glasses of chardonnay
Countdown to Christmas and languid summer evenings

Fashion week

Racing carnival atmosphere
Men in suits and women’s flummery
Caulfield and Flemington, office sweeps and Melbourne Cup
Plum pudding ingredients
Walnuts and raisins, currants and glace cherries
Calendars, gift wrapped and posted, tinsel greetings