https://www.instagram.com/p/B9vVG27JqMv/ This week's quick book snap post, my latest purchase and hopefully my next read; Unspeakable by John Bercow the bellowing former speaker of the British house of commons, whose thunderous calls to order spawned viral interest in the goings on in British politics and many admirers of his idiosyncratic and democratic style. Articulate, intelligent … Continue reading OORRDEERR #BookSnapSunday – #DymocksReadingChallenge
pixabaypublic domain I am really behind in posting at the moment and while I intended to start posting as normal today, I was struck by some of the positive posts of others on the dreaded virus, so just wanted to share the links. I have to confess I am finding the mixed messaging we have … Continue reading Sharing some positive responses to covid 19
This weeks Book snap is a classic of nature fiction Mary Webb's Gone to Earth. A novel loved by my daughter, who first read it in the most romantic of settings; sitting in the upstairs library of Shakespeare and Co in Paris. I bought her this first illustrated edition as a gift which I am … Continue reading Gone to Earth – #BookSnapSunday
“It was great to see the owls," I said.She smiled."Yes. They're wild things, of course. Killers, savages. They're wonderful.”― David Almond, Skellig Just thought it might be worth sharing Emily's Nature Book Club: The Big List again. This is a fantastic resource if you are looking for nature themed reads. Some of my personal favourites are on … Continue reading Nature reading and journals
Just thought I should post a quick February reading catch up, so anyone who is participating in the Gaia reading challenge can post links in the comments if they would like. It was a bit of a slow reading month for me with only three books read and only one that can be counted as … Continue reading February Reading and Gaia reading challenge.
https://www.instagram.com/p/B9LSt1VJynk/ Had a much needed weekend camping trip to Queen Mary Falls, used it to start finding my sisu. Sisu is my favourite word at the moment, and what a great concept it is, hard to translate it roughly means; everyday courage but maybe something a bit more than that. A Finnish concept and the … Continue reading Finding my sisu – #BookSnapSunday
Currimundi beach is an absolute gem by any standard but as a dog friendly off leash beach it is probably one of the best beaches you could ever take the canine to. This part of the coast is the traditional lands of the Kabi Kabi people and the name Currimundi derives from the Kabi Kabi … Continue reading Currimundi Beach – a doggy beach paradise.
Managed to escape the confines of Toowoomba briefly on the weekend and drove through the Sunshine coast hinterland, the Blackall range drive. A picturesque drive through lush green hills and winding roads, punctuated by delightful villages with artisan crafts and excellent cafes. When it comes to places to eat on the road you are spoilt … Continue reading Blackall Range Tourist drive
public domain Last week a story on the ABC about the number of maremma dogs needing re-homing, caught my eye. Apparently demand for the dogs increased after the success of the film Oddball, a movie about a Maremma used to protect penguins. This story highlights one of my pet concerns, that is people taking on … Continue reading Dogs are hard work but they are all worth the effort to bring out the best.
A bit of a slow blogging week but here is a quick #BookSnapSunday will be back to normally blogging and posting this week. https://www.instagram.com/p/B85xB8jAerU/ It has been a really chaotic week this week, but back to normal hopefully this week. Just a quick Instagram #BookSnapSunday I picked an old comfort read Dodie Smith's lovely coming … Continue reading “I Write this sitting in the kitchen sink”. – #BookSnapSunday