I will be linking up as well to the Sunday Post at Caffeinated Book Reviewer and Sheila at Book Journey runs It's Monday! What Are You Reading?
The past week I visited Melbourne and stayed out in the St Kilda area which is near the sea end of Melbourne. I really enjoyed myself and walked and caught numerous trams everywhere. I didn't stop to take photos except one or two. And such yummy cakes in Acland St - just behind where we were staying.
The first thing I noticed that in Melbourne the Australian accent is what I guess you could term "less noticeable" - on the shuttle out to our place the radio was playing and I almost thought I was still listening to the New Zealand accent!
Melbourne has an amazing tram service, all free in the central CBD. I wonder how many other cities do that? We caught the tram in from St Kilda most days - my skills with using a card to clock on and off were a little undercooked. At first swiping in the wrong area!
Lastly I can only say Melbourne people are very helpful and friendly. Drivers far more courteous than here in NZ. Qantas were a pleasure to fly with. My only gripe was that the cabin crew were all kiwis!
Outside Captain Cook's parents' cottage. It was dismantled and brought over to Australia and rebuilt. So happy I had taken warm clothes - Melbourne gets a mean Southerly wind as we do in NZ.
Paying my respects to Dame Edna in the Dockside area.
I did a lot of walking around Melbourne during the week so my stats this week are a little better than usual!
Friday was travel home day, and Saturday was "I'm exhausted" day!
During my time away internet access was limited so I had a 'holiday' from the internet too. That's interesting in itself. When I returned home I found myself not that keen to take it up again. The daily addiction broken! Not for long though!
What I read in the last two weeks:
Homefront and After the War by Jessica Scott - love reading her books as they are so real, describing the challenges and consequences of recent wars on people. Because she is in the military her writing rings true.
Fatal Frenzy - can only say I am fatally addicted to this romantic suspense series involving a policewoman and a politician.
The Secret Sister - very enjoyable, had the mystery more or less sussed by the end, but could have gone a couple of ways. I look forward to #2 in the series.
Origin in Death - awesome on audio. So clever.
such a a pretty face - another very good story by C Lamb.
Suddenly One Summer - really enjoyed this one in this Julie James series. I've had it on my Kindle since it published and so happy finally read it.
I won't be reviewing any of the above - mostly holiday reads with no thought of reviews!
What I am reading at present:
Pretending to Dance - Diane Chamberlain
After You - Jojo Moyes