I’m sure you’ve all seen the iconic Ayesha Ziya perfume bottles all over Instagram over the last few years and more than likely smelt at least one of her fragrances. She started off with Irum (my favourite out of them all!) and then went on to release The Oud, Islah, Signature Oud and Royal Mirage. The brand has gone from strength to strength with the scents even being turned into candles and more recently refreshing towelettes.
Nyman has returned o his home In Philadelphia after lending a few days with his sis er, Mrs. Vera Sheeler. First Na onal Bank building. Suddenly I passed by this magnificent house, silent witness of so many climatic metamorphoses. And just to distract myself from the cruel wind, I started to mentally recreate the tough path of every single bolt of that shelter, from civilization to this immensity of beauty. Magically, from my car window and without ever having entered through that door, I felt just like an invisible guest of the architecture of hidden places.
Detail of Bakewell survey map with modern street plan showing position of William Greig farm marked, and Garden land fronted the Plenty River on the corner of present day Allima Avenue and Tarcoola Drive, Yallambie. In the midst of the big property bang, it appears that Campbell agreed to sell this land on easy terms to a 24 year old Scot from Fife, William Greig, whose “Farm Day Book” written at Yallambie from October, 1840 to February, 1841 constitutes one of the earliest and most interesting primary accounts of small scale crop farming in the Port Phillip District in the early 1840s. The manuscript, now in the Mitchell Library NSW, illustrates over a five month period the experiences of this nave young man, very much a stranger in a strange land.
Members of the de Naurois family joined us at the unveiling ceremony. Afterwards, Arlette Gondre, whose family owns the caf beside Pegasus Bridge, hosted a lunch for us all. Her parents helped those who resisted the German occupation and, as a young child, she lived with an acrid smell of skin, cordite and blood as the wounded were carried in secret on to the kitchen table..
Among the six of us, we ordered two pizzas, a burger, and a chicken sandwich. And a cup of Italian sausage soup was complimentary that day. The soup was thick with rice, tomatoes, beans and sausage very good. Hugh Ownbybought the farm and was going to turn it into one of Ownby cattle sale farms. Several weeks or monthslater, the Hertzlerscontacted the Ownbys andthey agreed to sell the farm to them. The rest is history..