Just a very short entry tonight. I've been out most of the day in the heat with several conflicting engagements. As I was still awake early this morning, I'm tired and am going to bed early.
The Anglican church I attend had a fete today. There weren't many there when I arrived fairly early so I hope the number picked up later. I bought a couple of second hand books, a Ruth Rendell pack for a son and a Jackie French story for one of my grandchildren.
We have a very old organ which has just been restored at great cost, it's unique in Australia. Until recently we ran a programme for many in the area. Lots of people with mental illness live around here. The programme gave them an address for mail, very cheap food, access to doctors, free legal advice from pro bono solicitors, and a safe place to meet. An op shop is in the main street of Newtown and helps support such things. There are many artists the largest population of those classing themselves as such in Australia apparently, lots of Goths and a large number of Greens and environmentalists, not mention those who call themselves Anarchists. (Interesting to note that their book shop was well fortified with bars and chains on the windows and doors. Apparently anarchy is ok, so long as it doesn't touch them.)