“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
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…
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.
Just a quick camping post. We recently did a quick weekend trip to the coast, staying at Wooyung Beach, part of the Tweed Valley, Northern Rivers region. The Tweed Valley is not a very dog friendly location. Wooyung Beach Holiday Park being the only dog friendly campground I could find. It is a lovely bush … Continue reading Wooyung
A Finnish ski patrol, lying in the snow on the outskirts of a wood in Northern Finland, on the alert for Russian troops, 12 January 1940.public domainhttps://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:The_War_in_Finland,_1940_HU55566.jpg Sisu, (pronounced see-su), a special kind of fortitude that emerges when you have passed the point of what you think you can bear and yet you go on … Continue reading The Finnish secret to life – Sisu