The Week That Was…

First week of the school holidays down. If that’s not a tragedy, I don’t know what is! I had a mental list of household jobs that I wanted to get through these holidays. I’ve done none. But there’s been plenty of reading and tea drinking happening so maybe my body is trying to tell me something…slow down, rest, and refresh. Term 3 is always a busy one in senior high school, I know I’ll regret it if I waste this break rushing around cleaning things that no one ever notices anyway.


Much of my week has been consumed with a frustrating blog issue. On Monday, I could no longer comment on other blogs. I didn’t know how much I liked to blog chat until I could no longer do it. After much trial and error and emailing back and forth to Akismet, who handle the flow of comments on WordPress, I am back in action – four days later! They don’t know why it happened, but they changed some things to my user and assured me all should be well from here on in. Lets hope so! Thanks to Lisa from ANZ LitLovers for her assistance with sorting this out.


I got this gorgeous card in the mail this week from an author:

The artist is Christine Upton, who lives and works in the Murray River town of Corowa. I love Australian parrots, particularly cockatoos. I can imagine this as a large print on my living room wall. I get a lot of emails and messages from authors and I appreciate them all but every so often I’ll get a beautiful card like this in the mail. There’s something special about physical mail, I think. That time taken to send someone a tangible thank you. It’s a lovely gesture.


Read of the week:


Joke of the week:


I watched last week’s episode of The Handmaid’s Tale over the weekend. I think they’ve officially ‘lost the plot’ and I mean that literally, not metaphorically. I don’t plan on watching anymore. There’s just far too much circling around and not enough forward progression for me. A real let down after my earlier enthusiasm for this season, but it wouldn’t be the first TV series I’ve ditched part way through.


How perfect is this winter weather:

The only time you’re probably jealous I live in the outback!


I finally made a start on my classics challenge with a re-read of The Scarlet Letter by Nathaniel Hawthorne. Seven books to go!


What I’m reading right now:


Until next week…

8 thoughts on “The Week That Was…

  1. Yes, it’s been a trying week tech-wise for me too.
    I hear what you say about receiving cards: I had a phone call to thank me for a get well card I sent last week, and she said it was so lovely to get something in the mail that wasn’t a bill!

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    • I need to refresh my generic card supply so I have some on hand. It’s lovely to surprise people. 😊
      I’m resting my thoughts on The Binding at present but hopefully I can have a review up on it early next week.


  2. What a gorgeous card! Twice a year I get cards sent to me from the Mouth and Foot Painting Artists and I’ve accumulated a large amount, never knowing what to do with them, but what a great idea to surprise someone with a lovely card, I think I’ll start doing that!

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