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.
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
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
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.