Thursday, January 31, 2013

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This post will be a round up for January.  It has been a hot dry month, more so than is usual for Melbourne.  Great beach weather, which I think has contributed to my feeling that the whole city has been on holiday. The streets, the roads, the neighbourhood, the shops have all been quieter.  Even though I have worked for most of the month, I have felt that light easy holiday feeling. I've eaten lunch outside under a shady tree on quite a few occasions and have felt very relaxed.  Many evenings have been spent watching a DVD, thus continuing the 'holiday' mood. Anyway, these are my January highlights:

READ  

Standing in Another Man's Grave  4.5 stars 
The Convent  4 stars
Beautiful Ruins 1 star
Best Australian Poems 2012 3.5 stars

CURRENTLY READING

Best Australian Essays 2012
Gone Girl

WATCHED

The Assassination of Jesse James by the Coward Robert Ford  4.5 stars
The Descendants 3 stars
Beasts of the Southern Wild 5 stars
in her Shoes 3.5 stars
127 Hours 3.5 stars
The Kids are Alright 3 stars
Enid 4 stars
The Hunger Games 1.5stars


LISTENED TO

lots of Radio National and their Summer Series.  Especially
The Best of Books and Arts Daily

MADE

3 dresses
4 tops
2 skirts

DISCOVERED

How to make broccoli taste yummy - recipe here at Amateur Gourmet (photo from there, too)
Lake Buffalo


SPECIAL EVENTS

Billie had her first birthday

VISITED 


Warburton (3 x 1 day)
Bright (5 Days) 
  

I hope your year has started well.  Well, here's to February!

2 comments:

  1. Catching up on your blog - Billie is just gorgeous :-)

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    1. Thanks Michelle. She is pretty cute, IMO.

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