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Saturday, November 13, 2010

Morning Tea With Di Morrissey!!!

Wow, Wow, Wow...what a morning I have had...I'm so excited...I have just been to a book signing and morning tea with Australia's top Authoress...the wonderful Di Morrissey!!! 

Di spoke about her early childhood at Pittwater in Sydney...
meeting one of the neighbours...the Australian Poetess Dorothea McKellar who wrote the magical I Love A Sunburnt Country!!!
She told us how she met Dorothea...
Di also told us about her career...
her yearning to tell stories and how she came to write them...

Above pic of Di with my favourite book of hers...Tears of the Moon...
Set in Broome (Western Australia) in 1893...
it tells the story of the Pearling Industry in Broome...
what inspired Di to call the female character 'Olivia'...
and how every afternoon they had a Sundowner...
usually an alcoholic drink at sundown after the day's work...
My good friend Fiona who came with me today confirmed this about the Sundowner as she comes from Westen Australia LOL!!!

According to Indian mythology it is believed that pearls are formed by the tears of the moon dropping into the sea... (from the book)

This is where Di spoke from...

I took along my copies of Di's book and hoped that there was a chance she may sign them...and blow me down she did!!!
Thanks so much Di!!!

We all received a little goody bag on our seats generously provided to us by Angus & Robertson (Batemans Bay)

And here is Di with Lyn from Angus and Robertson...

Di with yours truly...

A very welcoming Fruit Salad...

The backdrop for the morning...




The Restaurant at the venue Bay Waters Inn...
which we may go to to celebrate our Wedding Anniversary next week!!!


After arriving home I put all Di's book back on my shelf satisfied that I had them all signed...except 1...Can you believe that!!!

A wonderful morning that I thoroughly enjoyed...

19 comments:

Notjustnat said...

Wow, wow, Dzintra, two famous persona
together! How fantastic that you have your favorite author in town. That 'Tears of the Moon' sounds like a good book and the other one 'The Bay' too. I must keep an eye on them. You look great with Di - thanks for sharing. Have a nice weekend - Hugs Nat

Maree: said...

Fantastic that you got the chance to meet Di...I have a few of her books..good on You.
cheers

Chookyblue...... said...

wow that is so exciting meeting Di Morrisey.........I have read one of her books......."The Valley"
beautiful location.........

Bev C said...

Hello Dzintra,

WOW indeed a great day out. I am amazed that Di had met Dorothea Mackeller. I bet you are feeling just so happy today I know I would be getting all those books signed. The location and lunch looks wonderful. Hope you get back there next week.

Happy days Dzintra.
Bev.xoxo

Fer said...

What a treat! Looks like the perfect day for it too. :)

ria vogelzang said...

You had a great day! I love the picture of you and Di together! You two loog fabulous!
Enjoy the weekend! ;))

Castles Crowns and Cottages said...

Dearest friend, this looks like it was a magical time!!! What a beautiful woman, and I am sure, a fabulous author. And how lucky of you to listen to her and photo op with her!!! THE BACKDROP SCENERY HERE IS WONDERFUL! You are having your warm weather, and we just had our first SPRINKLING of snow last night! Stay cool, have fun, and I send you a HUGE HUG! Anita

Leslie Rubio said...

What a beautiful venue...nice that you got all of your books signed :)Looks like a perfect spot for an anniversary!

Margaret said...

What a perfect day, I have enjoyed reading some of Di Morissy's books . Bateman's Bay is in my distant memory as a lovely place , thanks for tyhe photos.

Sharon (Stitches on Mars) said...

Hi Dzintra,
Looks like you've had a lovely day...it must be so exciting meeting someone you admire so much :)
The location and weather look wonderful too :)
Hugs, Sharon

Pooch Purple Reign said...

you sure know how to have fun girl!
love that fruit salad
~laura xx

RitaGri said...

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Jāpaskatās, kādi rakstnieces darbi ir tulkoti latviešu valodā.
Sveicieni no Ritas

Micki said...

How neat is that! I never read her, so you will have to suggest a good book to start with that you think I would love.
Micki

Terry said...

A wonderful day out. So glad you enjoyed yourself.

Looks like a nice venue for a special dinner.

a good yarn said...

That's fantastic Dzintra! What a wonderful experience. A terrific memory for years to come. Ann :-)

Susan: My Food Obsession said...

WOW! Look at the fruit salad, what an awesome idea!

Sounds like you had a great day!

Nezzy said...

Well, first of all let me jump right in here with a big old Ozarks (early) HAPPY ANNIVERSARY!!!

What a great treat it is to meet a favored author. The treat ya got books signed and a picture is just icin' on the cake! I'm just thrilled for ya!

Ya'll have a most magnificently blessed day sweetie!!!

Simone de Klerk said...

Oh wow, Dzintra, this looks like so much fun. How wonderful to have met the author of so many books you love!
It looks like you had a wonderful time.

Carla said...

HI Dzintra, thanks for the wonderful pictures of the Di Morrisey book launch. She must have been thrilled to have such a devoted fan of you. What a lovely collection of her books you have. How sweet are you.. Carla

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