Sunday, August 14, 2022

The Place where we live

 The previous owner of our home left these clippings pasted on the wall in our garage. 


A fishing map - as we are near Toronto we might find Blackfish, Bream or Tailor

Facts from the Newcastle Herald in April 1974

Tuesday, August 9, 2022

Motivation Missing

My feet haven't really hit the ground after our recent bout of travelling. Travelling is hard work and doesn't provide many opportunities for sleep-ins and lazy days. I love to travel but I also enjoy the quiet times we spend in our home on the Lake. 

When I looked out the window this morning and saw the monochromatic grey view from our bed  I staged a sit-in past my normal rising time. As the news of Olivia-Newton-John's death was on the box we reminisced about times past and music from our younger days.

View from my comfy cot

I'm a Master of Procrastination who, after seven weeks on the move, has so many things on my to-do list. I managed to crawl out from under the covers before ten and slink into the study to play catch-up. 

Monday, August 8, 2022

Reading Challenge Progress July - A Drought

On the 27th December 2021 the Goodwill Librarian launched on Facebook her 2022 reading challenge. I made a hasty decision to join this challenge. 

Each month I will report my progress in reading books that fulfil her criteria. I will add a link to the Librarything entry for each criterion I tick off.

I was unable to tick any books off my list in July.   As I travelled from mid June to early August my reading habit took a hit. Now that I am home again I have resumed reading.

You can see the full list of the challenge criteria here.

 I still have find books to fit these criteria:

27. That's a one hit wonder 

28. About nature 

35. Only published as an ebook 

36. About sports 

39. By an author who shares your name 

40. On audiobook read by the author 

42. Written by two authors 

45. About current events 

This is not a full list of the books I read in July. The remaining titles can be seen on my Librarything or GoodReads accounts.

Thursday, August 4, 2022

Truanting

I played hookey from the conference this morning to tour the Norfolk Island home of late Australian Author Colleen McCullough. It differed dramatically from what I expected to see. Colleen was quite the collector. Unfortunately interior pics weren't allowed.

While the house looks traditional from the outside the interior is another story. It has to be seen to be believed!!!



Windows in the dining room were specially commissioned


The Bookshop is decorated according to Colleen's taste


Monday, August 1, 2022

Danger on Norfolk Island

We are trying to stay safe on Norfolk Island (with a little help from local signage).
















Sunday, July 31, 2022

It's time to learn

After three days of touring this picturesque island it's time to change gears and prepare for the AFFHP genealogy conference that kicks off tomorrow.





















Wednesday, July 27, 2022

Reading Challenge Progress - June

On the 27th December 2021 the Goodwill Librarian launched on Facebook her 2022 reading challenge. I made a hasty decision to join in. 

Each month I will report my progress in reading books that fulfil her criteria. I will add a link to the Librarything entry for each criterion I tick off.

As I have been travelling for the past five weeks I am rather late in sharing this post. While I read several books during June only two of them matched the challenge criteria. I need to target the  remaining eight criteria by December if I am to complete the challenge. I think I'll manage!!! 

You can see the full list of the challenge criteria here.


13. Released in the year you were born 
Here is New York by E B White   https://www.librarything.com/work/46410/summary/218641329

49. About science  
Little pieces of me by Alison Hammer and others.
https://www.librarything.com/work/25791168/book/218372555


This is not a full list of the books I read in June. The remaining titles can be seen on my Librarything or GoodReads accounts.

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