Our trip to Rainbow was fabulous. Four women in one car, the kilometres flew by effortlessly. The weather was wet as we left Melbourne, but progressively cleared as we passed through (or bypassed) towns along the way. By the time we reached Rainbow, late afternoon, the sky was clear. Even the farmers were happy with that as it’s cropping time.

An early morning walk before heading to the school.

Over the next few days, we delivered workshops and/or read books to preschoolers, primary and secondary students and also to the community. The children were delightful, the teachers supportive and engaged, the hospitality (and morning teas) excellent. Photos from our visit appeared in both the local Rainbow newspaper and the Horsham-based Wimmera Mail Times. Michelle Wilson, principal of the primary school, organised everything, and made it all very easy for us. 

 My sailor begins his epic meal.

 Corinne Fenton reading from Flame Stands Waiting.

Marjory Gardner tells the time.

 Diana Lawrenson with her chook hat. If you’d like to know why she’s wearing it, you’ll just have to read ‘Paraphenalia’s Present’.

There was a party about to happen at my house when I arrived home. And among all the delicacies was this amazing rainbow cake. Fantastic end to a great trip.