It’s been an interesting couple of weeks. My garden club is meeting again and so is my quilting group, so I’m enjoying meeting new people with common interests and getting involved. The state government suspended our local council and replaced it with an interim administrator, initially for three months. There’s been lots of rain and we are anticipating heavy falls tomorrow (though I hope the predictions are wrong). My garden is already swamped and does not need another soaking so soon. I will do what I always do – try to not worry about things I can’t control!
Here are some of the things I’ve been reading recently. I hope you find something of interest here – please leave a comment if you do.
Bee sting twice as likely to land Australians in hospital than encounter with venomous wildlife
Australia is renowned for its dangerous wildlife – the 11 most venomous snakes in the world, the deadliest spider in the world, and some of the most venomous marine life. But it turns out that bee stings are more likely to send us to hospital.
Dinosaur-era plants flourish in Tasmania’s internationally recognised Jurassic garden
A garden on Bruny Island near Hobart has species that have existed for more than 150 million years.
Do doorways make us forget why we got up?
Well, yes they do!
Guardians of UK’s literary jewels at risk in V&A plan to cut key library staff
Two-thirds of librarians will lose their jobs in restructuring at the V&A museum under new proposals.
Solstices and equinoxes: the reasons for the seasons
Tomorrow is the autumn equinox in Australia. This article explains why.
Me and my detective
Jack Reacher, VI Warshawski, Harry Hole – leading crime writers reveal how they came up with their most famous creations, what it’s like to live with them over decades and if they’ll last the distance.
How Facing Your Space Could Improve Your Writing
Do you want to be more productive in your creative practice? You may need to rearrange your furniture!
The Valley of Lost Stories
I enjoyed this novel by Vanessa McCausland this week. She weaves the tales of many characters together skilfully.
Mum & Dad
I read this novel by Joanna Trollope last week. She always develops her characters so well.