Last year I read a book about swimming and Berlin and hydrology and the nuances in the German language, and it was like it had been written just for me.
Lifelines by Heidi Diehl is about the German psyche (their collective grief and shame), Düsseldorf, and urban planning. Another book written just for me?
Lifelines is also about music and art, the 1970s, what is expressed and what is left unsaid, and how we fit into our environment. Continue reading
I read The Choke by Sofie Laguna earlier this year. I’m still thinking about this brutal, devastating story.
My thoughts on Eurovision 2019 (in no particular order):
01. The song from the Netherlands was terrific (we’ve been singing it all day). Continue reading
We’re hours away from the first semi-final of Eurovision 2019. I’m very excited (and can I remind everyone that Australia is just off the coast of Ireland*).
I’ll be getting up very, very early to catch the action live from Tel Aviv and may not be coherent, so here are the songs I’ll be cheering for. Continue reading
Enjoying: selecting my Easter holiday reading. Continue reading
Sample Saturday is when I wade through the eleventy billion samples I have downloaded on my Kindle. I’m slowly chipping away and deciding whether it’s buy or bye. This week, all three books have been hyped (and reviewed favourably by some of my favourite bloggers) but do I want to read them? Continue reading
01. A cloud I wish I hadn’t seen – pyrocumulus. Bushfires have been burning out of control in many parts of Victoria – this cloud (pic taken by my friend, Sonali) is from the Bunyip fires that are burning 100km from Melbourne. Continue reading
01. We had our annual international night with friends last week. This year’s country was Argentina – empanadas, Quilmes, Provoleta, Malbec, big steaks, chimichurri, sweet potato jelly (!) and Argentina’s answer to chocolate ripple cake (before you go rushing to make this cake, know that is was almost unbearably sweet – I’ll stick with the empanadas and grilled cheese). Continue reading
01. I have officially completed my university studies. A study-free year… What will I do with my time?! (hint: more reading, more swimming) Continue reading
Feeling: pleased with recent CloudSpotter additions (a cap cloud and a Fallstreak Hole). I realise the pic isn’t particularly exciting but I’ve been on the lookout for a Fallstreak for years Continue reading