01. It’s school holidays in Australia. We spent a few days with family in Kyneton (with some mountain-biking in Harcourt and a hike to the summit of Hanging Rock). Continue reading
Feeling: jealous, terrified and excited all at the same time (because one of my kids has been selected for a voyage on this next year) Continue reading
01.This is my favourite news story of 2019. Continue reading
01. I can’t wait for Charlotte Wood’s new book, The Weekend. And how good is the cover?! Continue reading
01. Look up! My horseshoe vortex is included in the new cloud spotters book, A Cloud a Day by Gavin Prector-Pinney. My copy arrived today and it’s beautiful – embossed hard cover; photographs on every page, each accompanied by some cloud science or a reflection; quotes and art work featuring clouds – p.55 is especially good 😉 Continue reading
01. Saw Michael Pollan talk about his latest book, How to Change Your Mind, at Melbourne Town Hall last week (we’re so lucky to have the Wheeler Centre organising these events for Melburnians). His stories about his research were very entertaining. (pic via MMA) Continue reading
If I was to follow Slone Crosley’s rules*, I’d have been to Kilwa Kivinje in Tanzania.
Crossley’s essay collection, How Did You Get This Number, opens with a piece about her visit to Lisbon. At age 30, she decided that she ought to fulfil a preteen promise to herself, ‘…that one day I would spin [a globe] and point and travel wherever my finger landed.”
Okay, I’ll wait while you rush off to spin a globe and see where you land. I know you want to. Please report your result. Continue reading
Wishing: that every week was Negroni Week if these are the things that distillers come up with Continue reading
01. I’m obsessed with caprese salad, so it stands to reason I’ll be obsessed with caprese skillet lasagne.
02. Eeek! Will be starting #20BooksofSummer tomorrow (my May reading took longer than expected). Continue reading
The last stop on our European holiday was Athens. It was my first visit to Greece and all I expected was ancient-ruins-aplenty. What I didn’t anticipate was how accessible and ‘right there’ the monuments would be – do people who live in Athens grow accustomed to the magnificent structures around them? Continue reading