https://www.instagram.com/p/CIKWlhtlFZQ/ Just a quick booksnap, a pretty easy one this week; Bill Bailey's new book Bill Bailey's Remarkable guide to happiness. A serious examination of what makes us happy and not surprisingly Bill identifies many things I think most of are already aware, like the importance of nature in our sense of wellbeing and happiness. … Continue reading Bill Bailey and happiness for #BookSnapSunday
This is it, I have decided to bite the bullet and have a go at a subscription box and here it is at last, the gum trees and galaxies book box. What is it? A quarterly box normally offered at the start of each changing season. You can order the box as a one off, … Continue reading Our eco book box is here
“She had the perpetual sense, as she watched the taxi cabs, of being out, out, far out to sea and alone; she always had the feeling that it was very, very, dangerous to live even one day.” - Virginia Woolf Mrs Dalloway https://www.instagram.com/p/CHmlNXWFocB/ A quick #BookSnapSunday post, picked an old favourite Mrs Dalloway by Virginia … Continue reading “Mrs Dalloway said she would buy the flowers herself”.
Want to walk in the footsteps of bushrangers? Looking for a Granite belt nature experience to which you can take a dog? Or want to just check out some really big rocks. Then the Donnelly's Castle walk is definitely worth checking out. Don't let the name fool you, there is no castle in the traditional … Continue reading Castles and wildflowers
S and I went to Stanthorpe (QLD) last weekend, which we will post on in more detail later, and saw a lot of insects, birds and other creatures during our walks. Here are a few of their photos. It was good to see a lot of butterflies. This little fellow watched while sitting on a … Continue reading A few critters in the spring
I have been thinking about giving the subscription box idea a go. This is a bit of an experiment and may be a bit of a disaster but nothing ventured nothing gained. I am really excited about all the cool things people are doing to create, great, sustainable, products that serve our environment and communities … Continue reading Coming soon
Just posting my usual book image post. #BookSnapSunday is a weekly bookish Instagram meme hosted here at Gum trees and Galaxies.com, if you would like to join in please feel free to leave a link to your post in the comments below. All you have to do is post an image of a book. Happy reading! … Continue reading #BookSnapSunday – The Octopus and I
pixabay public domain Recent enquiries from work mates and family about the possibility of our doing a camping trip and a bit of a shopping trip to the granite belt has got me thinking about ways we can do more to connect and promote small green businesses and producers. Well, that and the fact that … Continue reading Are subscription boxes a good idea?
https://www.instagram.com/p/CHB-5a1FUM3/ My work library, (USQ), had some hidden gems and this week's book snap is one of those; Paradoxical Platypus: hobnobbing with duckbills by the Australian naturalist David Fleay. This is such a delightful read, as entertaining and interesting as anything by great animal authors like Gerald Durrell. I grew up reading Gerald Durrell's books … Continue reading A duckbill #BookSnapSunday
I doubt whether Hitler, even in his saner moments, could ever have had the delightful eccentricity of mind to ask for a duckbilled platypus in the middle of a war! (Fleay, 1980. p56.) public domain public domain The platypus goes to war. Due to some recent reading I was reminded of the top secret war … Continue reading Churchill and the Platypus