Just a quick #BookSnapSunday. I joined in on the #wyndhamreadalong2021 on Instagram last week and just bolted through Day of the Triffids. Wyndham has a timeless, polished quality to his writing. While it might be a cold war sci-fi, the idea that humanity will destroy itself with it's own greed driven cleverness is just as … Continue reading #BookSnapSunday – Day of the Triffids.
#BookSnapSunday I will resume the travel challenge tomorrow for today I am just sticking to #BookSnapSunday, which this week is the Craig Reucassel book Fight for Planet A, an accessible and empowering read if you are looking to understand the challenges facing the planet, why the Australian government is so backward in acting to address … Continue reading Let’s make 2021 a year to fight for the environment.
I love these guardians of adventure at the entrance to the Helsinki train station. How is everyone feeling now the year is slowly coming to a close? These last few weeks have felt even more hectic than usual, with end of year work and family demands. The arrival of summer heat has brought our weekend … Continue reading Sisu and Shimmering skies
“She had the perpetual sense, as she watched the taxi cabs, of being out, out, far out to sea and alone; she always had the feeling that it was very, very, dangerous to live even one day.” - Virginia Woolf Mrs Dalloway https://www.instagram.com/p/CHmlNXWFocB/ A quick #BookSnapSunday post, picked an old favourite Mrs Dalloway by Virginia … Continue reading “Mrs Dalloway said she would buy the flowers herself”.
Just posting my usual book image post. #BookSnapSunday is a weekly bookish Instagram meme hosted here at Gum trees and Galaxies.com, if you would like to join in please feel free to leave a link to your post in the comments below. All you have to do is post an image of a book. Happy reading! … Continue reading #BookSnapSunday – The Octopus and I
image source: Mike Bayly This file is licensed under the Creative Commons Attribution-Share Alike 3.0 The plant pictured above is the Australian yam daisy or murnong and it plays a significant part in this week's #BookSnapSunday book Desire Lines by Felicity Volk. It is also sometimes called the Australian dandelion since it is very similar in appearance … Continue reading Yam daisies and desire lines #BookSnapSunday
“If you brew your own cauldron, magic will surely happen.” - Dara McAnulty Diary of a young naturalist. https://www.instagram.com/p/CF59qitFpx1/ I have over the last couple of weeks read some great books that fit the Gaia nature reading challenge, including the one pictured above October October by Katya Balen and illustrated by Angela Harding. I have … Continue reading Nature reads for #BookSnapSunday
So this weekend didn't go quite as planned. Did an overnight camp at Flanagan Reserve, fair to say not one of our better camping weekends, but more of that to come, for now just the quick weekly BookSnap. Not a great photo but it is a great book, Dara McAnulty's Diary of a Young Naturalist. … Continue reading #BookSnapSunday – Diary of a young naturalist.
I have been a bit missing in action this last week. It has been a funny year, so little travel, not even a lot of weekend camping trips. Although we had made a conscious decision to give up travel that involved flying before the pandemic hit, I do still miss it even if I never … Continue reading Missing in action again – #BookSnap Sunday
Afraid I have been a bit missing in action lately but I have really needed some down time to recharge and rejuvenate. I find I tend to absorb the stress and anxiety of others which can leave me feeling wiped out. Of late I have been a little surprised by the depth of anxiety being … Continue reading #BookSnapSunday- City of Trees