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my but a week goes quickly up here. There’s going to be a changing of the guard tomorrow, which is a little nerve-wracking because I’ve gotten to enjoy the company of the lovely Kate and Julie and Tegan, but Beth will still be here and as Kate said, “Last week I was sad that Alison was going and a new person was coming, but then…you came!”

I haven’t done much for the last couple of days, and the writing that I have done has been a little intense and made me cry, so I stopped rather than indulge that too much. Mum came up yesterday and we spent a lovely day together, having high tea and talking, driving down to the Megalong Valley, and then wandering around Katoomba until her train came. It’s so funny that we are in such close contact all the time and see each other a lot, yet when we go a week without seeing one another it feels so strange and we don’t want to part. I have had many people question my relationship with my mother and say that perhaps there is something odd about us being so close, but I put it down to jealousy, or a lack of closeness with their own parental unit. I wouldn’t change it for the world.

All together now: “Awww.”

Also I got a haircut and bought the best hat and mum says I look like something out of Milly Molly Mandy. The hat is not like the one in this pic, but I couldn’t find anything closer (also I have included the pic of MMM and Little Friend Susan at the bottom just because their see-sawing looks like such a joyous affair). Also I don’t think I have quite as cute legs as MMM.

I am off now to church at St Hilda’s Katoomba, and then am going to get down to some serious work this afternoon. I am determined.