I have been feeling at a bit of a loss with finding things to blog about lately and since I have not been able to travel physically, not even into work and everything is being conducted over platforms like zoom it made me wonder about the backgrounds we choose for our zoom meetings and why. … Continue reading Bookshelves and Zoom backgrounds
https://www.instagram.com/p/CARQuVGAmKT/ A lazy Sunday lie in with the hound and a fantastic read, Rob Cowen's Common Ground. I can't believe I let this wonderful book languish on my shelves for nearly two years before finally picking it up. A lyrical, beautiful read, from the Penguin website: Immersive, evocative and powerful, Common Ground is a unique evocation … Continue reading Common Ground – #BookSnapSunday
Photograph: Dogs Trust/PA Few things beat the companionship of pets whether they be cats, dogs, or anything in between, but dogs do have a special place in our lives and an astounding ability to bring comfort, companionship and richness to our lives and that is on top of the various working and sporting roles they … Continue reading Dogs in lockdown
Red-brown finches A quick post to get back into a normal swing of things, achieving a bit more this week I hope. So with the slight relaxing in the rules around movement, we managed to fit in a bit of a bush walk this weekend, nothing too exciting, just a quick trip out to the … Continue reading A brief escape to the country
I celebrated earth day by going for a walk at Kearney Springs and visiting the bat (Flying fox), colony that calls the park home. It is to the Toowoomba councils credit that they eventually decided to protect this significant colony, despite attempts to have the colony either moved or destroyed, a few years back. The … Continue reading Going batty for Earth Day
So not a productive week blog wise. I did start drafting a couple of posts but for the time being, they are abandoned. Work has felt surprisingly busy this week, normally that would be a good thing. Not sure what it is, but it feels like there is just this pervasive miasma of anxiety over … Continue reading So how is everyone coping with our pandemic year?
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 it 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.