https://www.instagram.com/p/B7e6jeOALvF/ Just another quick Sunday Booksnap I actually read The Dinosaur Artist around this time last year, an expose into smuggling and fraud in the paleontology world, an entertaining and informative read especially in regards to Mongolia and the trove of fossils that country has generated in recent years. Happy reading and if you would … Continue reading A dinosaur themed #BookSnapSunday
Summer time is prime reading time for me, hot days are perfect for getting out of the heat and curling up with a good book. Sometimes it takes me a bit of time to get really organised but now that January is half over I have organised some of my reading for the year and … Continue reading Reading challenges 2020
https://www.instagram.com/p/B7M3IAwA_H3/ This is the post I meant to do last week, but the bushfire emergency seemed to overwhelm and posting about the healing power of nature just did not feel right at the time. I have blogged about Emma Mitchell's The Wild Remedy here. I love the idea of walking in nature to heal. I … Continue reading #BookSnapSunday – The Wild Remedy and a Black Gully Walk
Depression, and mental illness more broadly, is the great plague of twenty-first century life. Does nature and increasing our contact with the natural world offer at least partial relief to mental distress? The healing balm of nature is part of Emma Mitchell's thesis in The Wild Remedy - How nature mends us. Essentially a diary … Continue reading The Wild Remedy & the Gaia reading challenge.
Gum Trees and Galaxies <div style='width:100%;text-align:center;'><span style='margin:5px;padding:5px;border-radius: 5px;border:1px solid lightgrey;display:inline-block;'><a rel=_nofollow href='https://gumtreesandgalaxies.com/'> <img style='border: 1px solid gray;width:125 px;height:125 px;' src='https://gumtreesandgalxieshome.files.wordpress.com/2020/01/gaia-read-button.png?resize=219%2C219'> <p style='align: center;'>Gum Trees and Galaxies</p></a></span> Instructions: Select all code above, copy it and paste it inside your blog post as HTML Okay this is a bit of an impromptu challenge. I had no intention … Continue reading 2020 Nature/environment reading challenge
Photo by Danielle MacInnes on Unsplash I have been struggling to write an end of year, new year type of post, thinking about goals and resolutions. Resolutions is something I almost never do, new years resolutions seem naively aspirational and all too often doomed to failure but I do have some things I aspire to achieving in the … Continue reading And the new year looms…
https://www.instagram.com/p/B6pqml5gVHA/ With the rush of Christmas and the holidays I almost forgot what day it was, so a very quick book snap this week, the beautiful: The Boy, the Mole, the Fox, the Horse by Charlie Mackesy, this book is just so beautiful, a bit sweet but the art is just so wonderful. On the … Continue reading #BookSnapSunday – the art of Charlie Mackesy
#BookSnapSunday - Hogfather https://www.instagram.com/p/B6W8M-DAptm/ With Christmas fast approaching this weeks book snap could only be one book. My all time favourite Christmas read: Hogfather by Terry Pratchett, and my all time favourite Terry Pratchett novel. Pratchett's Discworld universe is a mirror of ours, on the disc they celebrate Hogswatch, the equivalent of Christmas and instead … Continue reading A favourite Christmas book
#BookSnapSunday https://www.instagram.com/p/B6E8sorAfLC/ Just a quick book snap this week, I was lent this great book on dogs; The Intelligence of Dogs by Stanley Coren. Only about half way through but this is a great book to read if you want some understanding of what makes a dog tick and how to get the best out … Continue reading Coffee, cake and a book about dogs
https://www.instagram.com/p/B5y33ogA-st/ Just a quick post for BookSnapSunday, I actually took this one while we were at Red Rock a couple of weeks ago, it is a scientific memoir I am dipping into at the moment, very readable and informative, must confess I was seduced by the cover. If you join me in #BookSnapSunday please leave … Continue reading #BookSnapSunday – a natural history beach read.