HAIKU @ THE OAKS, CANBERRA

Tuesday 13 August 2019

Instead of huddling around a heater inside The Oaks marquee, we found ourselves sitting outside beneath a sunny blue sky. How unexpected! The recent bleak weather with its wind, sleet and local snow, had at last decided it was almost spring. Sunshine lit up the pink blossoms on two weeping apricots near the entrance, magpies gave full voice to the day, and one by one we even shed our coats. Ideal conditions for a stimulating afternoon! Continue reading “HAIKU @ THE OAKS, CANBERRA”

Haiku @ The Oaks, Canberra

Tuesday 19 March 2019

Although only a month since we last gathered beneath the trees for a cuppa, there was so much to talk about that at first, we had trouble restraining ourselves to just one conversation! All of us were there again — Glenys Ferguson, Gregory Piko, Kathy Kituai, Hazel Hall, Marietta McGregor and Jan Dobb. And there again, with their lively conversations, were the magpies and cockatoos.

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Haiku @ The Oaks, Canberra

Tuesday 19 February 2019

The January heatwave had caused us to abandon our plans for last month. Consequently, we were more than ready to meet at The Oaks this week on a mere 32-degree day. How relative the temperature has become this summer!

We were all there — Glenys Ferguson, Hazel Hall, Kathy Kituai, Marietta McGregor, Gregory Piko and Jan Dobb. Also present was a mob of magpies whose own conversations competed with the chatter at our table. Ah, how good to get together again for our first cuppa of the year! Continue reading “Haiku @ The Oaks, Canberra”

Haiku @ The Oaks, Canberra

Tuesday 11 December 2018

What a bumper end of year meeting!

As always, our greetings were heartfelt and joyous as we arrived at The Oaks and settled around a table under the trees. The sun was just beginning to shine again after a cloudy morning and between bursts of carolling, some magpies were shoving food down the throats of squawking young. Everyone was there – Glenys Ferguson, Kathy Kituai, Hazel Hall, Marietta McGregor, Gregory Piko and Jan Dobb. Continue reading “Haiku @ The Oaks, Canberra”

Haiku @ The Oaks, Canberra

Tuesday 31 July 2018

Even Canberra’s winter could not chill the warmth of our spirits as we met once again at The Oaks for coffee and haiku talk. Following the hearty greetings – Gregory Piko, Marietta McGregor, Hazel Hall, Kathy Kituai, Glenys Ferguson and Jan Dobb – things got into swing.

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HAIKU @ THE OAKS, CANBERRA

Tuesday 12 June 2018

A wintery day in Canberra meant little custom for The Oaks Brasserie. Hence we enjoyed the quiet yet cosy atmosphere of this outdoor venue’s marquee, with a heater to ourselves plus the personalised service of friendly owners. Through the transparent walls we glimpsed a few final leaf-drifts and the comings and goings of pale sunbursts. What more could a group of haiku enthusiasts ask for? Continue reading “HAIKU @ THE OAKS, CANBERRA”