01. It’s old news now, but the interview that broke Twitter last week is one of the best things I’ve seen in years. I’m torn over my favourite part: the ‘what’s goin’ on in here?’ dance; the man swatting kid; plot twist baby’s entrance; wife’s crouching door close; or the background wailing. Continue reading
01. Saw James Reyne last week at a very dicey venue. Not ashamed to say that we had the BEST night. Continue reading
01. Went to see The Dressmaker costume exhibition. It was glorious. I won’t pretend, it was nice to see clothes that had been intimately close to a Hemsworth. Continue reading
1. Went to the Marilyn exhibition at the Bendigo Art Gallery this week. The pieces on display were predominantly from Marilyn’s movies. I loved the exhibition but I’ve also always liked the pictures of her reading. She was, by all accounts, a great reader with an impressive collection of books. Continue reading
I saw this on Twitter. Isn’t it brilliant?
Steve Stack’s It Is Just You Everything’s Not Shit is a gentle response to the whingers in this world (who’ll find a reason to moan about everything from global warming to the temperature of their morning coffee).
The book is essentially an alphabetized collection of first-world-pleasures. And that’s okay. Because while horrid things will always exist, it’s fine to feel happy when cracking the top of a boiled egg; to feel soothed by Sir David Attenborough’s dulcet tones; and to relish lying in a hot bath reading a book. Basically, Stack is saying yes, there’s shit going down, but appreciate what you have, be grateful, and realise that while you’re busy fretting over the state of the world (and your first-world-problems), there is still lots of ace stuff to put a little ‘Yay!’ in the day. Continue reading
1. SO MUCH LOVE for the BBC adaption of War and Peace.
2. This tweet made me laugh.
1. This* is what I’ve been looking at this week. It’s driving my Mint Slice consumption up considerably.
2. So my review** of The Paris Wife attracted some thoughts. I should add to the review that Pauline was a piece of work as well. And the old saying “Marry the mistress, create a vacancy.” Continue reading
1. The Stella Prize shortlist book group is up and running. We go crazy on Twitter every Monday evening. #fun
2. Read my first 5/5 book for the year – Hausfrau by Jill Alexander Essbaum. Get on it peoples.
3. The Baileys Prize 2015 longlist was announced recently. I’ve only read one… Poor show, me.
4. Related: Why the eff wasn’t Hausfrau on that longlist? #travesty Continue reading