Bookish (and not so bookish) Thoughts

01. The picture above is of Gardiner’s Creek. The creek adjoins an oval where my kids play lacrosse (in fact I took this pic last Saturday as they were warming up before their game). The local council is planning to rip up the grass and replace it with an artificial soccer pitch (with a 1.8m fence and extensive car-parking). I can’t tell you how angry it has made me, for all sorts of reasons (environmental, hydrological, community access to open space, light pollution, provision of multi-use facilities, and I could go on). Needless to say, I’m protesting the development. Hard. Continue reading

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Six Degrees of Separation – from Tales of the City to Norwegian Wood

It’s time for #6degrees. Start at the same place as other wonderful readers, add six books, and see where you end up!

This month we start with Tales of the City by Armistead Maupin. The story is set in San Francisco, California (also known as the Golden State). Hold tight for a rather tenuous link… Continue reading