“She had so deep a kinship with the trees, so intuitive a sympathy with leaf and flower, that it seemed as if the blood in her veins was not slow-moving human blood, but volatile sap.” ― Mary Webb, Gone to Earth March has been a pretty bad month for reading for me, effectively I only finished … Continue reading March reading, – nature reading
A while back, in an effort to live a bit greener I went looking for our nearest supplier of bulk foods. I discovered we do have a Source Bulk foods in Toowoomba, bit surprised that I had not realized we had one sooner but then it is in a non-descript building near The Spotted Cow … Continue reading Going to the Source
S and I go for walks regularly and on occasion go to places that are not well known. There are lots of historical sites locally and most of them are maintained by the local civic authority. We are lucky as it provides a chance to apply "social distancing" in the outdoors and get some fresh … Continue reading Munro Tramway – History Walk
https://www.instagram.com/p/B-Tv_NopsKb/ Just a quick book snap this week, feeling a bit slack. John Lewis-Stemple is one of my favourite nature writers, Meadowland The private life of an English field is a surprisingly compelling account of a year in the life of a sheep paddock and The Running Hare is a just as compelling account of … Continue reading #BookSnapSunday – Nature writing
The university's physical library spaces closed as of last Wednesday and we are now working from home, not as easy as I hoped. I assumed I would be able to make do with my laptop but I have discovered it struggles with all the apps I have open at any one time. What I can … Continue reading My library lock-down journal continues…
Travelling in Australia gives us many opportunities to see interesting things and places. Fingal Head Causeway is one such place and somewhere that S wanted to visit through her compulsive researching. The causeway is an unusual geologic formation that deserves a personal visit, pictures while nice, do not do it justice. The headland itself is … Continue reading Fingal Head
So what is your plague theme song? Mine is R.E.M Its the end of the world as we know it. No rights breech is intended and yes I really should just share the link but what the hell. Love this song, an old favourite. Found this on Youtube and felt I needed to share. R.E.M … Continue reading So its the end of the world as we know and I feel fine – running out of loo paper though.
So yesterday I kind of flippantly asked is this my journal of a plague year, not really thinking that the answer is yes, yes it is. Up until now I have felt okay about going out to buy groceries, even to buy books and the occasional coffee, although coffee has been mainly takeaway enjoyed in … Continue reading This really is my journal of a plague year.
https://www.instagram.com/p/B-BSQYlp1jG/ Bit frustrated this morning; went out to get a coffee and go to the dog park to take this weeks BookSnap but forgot my phone, some days I don't think I am actually fully awake until the second cup of coffee. Anyhow thought I would grab Daniel Defoe's Journal of the Plague Year from … Continue reading Is this becoming my Journal of a Plague Year – #BookSnapSunday
The only thing it is okay to hoard is BOOKS! Just saying, if you want to do something really helpful and you have a fetish for paper products, try your local favourite bookshop and stock up on reading material for the plague apocalypse. I know the only thing I fear running out of is reading … Continue reading A paper product you can hoard.