Tuesday, 25 March 2014

New Book Review x 2

My recent reads include:

Elliane by Judy Nunn
I really enjoyed this book but I think that was in part due to the setting being in Bundaberg where I spent 16yrs post graduation. She has researched this area and it's history very well. It's a great story with a good twist. 

The Winter Sea by Di Morrissey
Again a very well researched book. I have read all 21 books Di has written and even had the chance to meet with her at a book launch and signing. Katie Cleland (Little) gave me the first book when I was in hospital 22yrs ago! Di always manages to make a place sound so special. Pretty good story too although I have to say I have enjoyed her earlier books more as far as fiction goes.

Have a good day.
Rach xx

Tuesday, 4 March 2014

March Already!

Sorry February, no posts. Lots has been happening. We've had the downstairs interior of our house transformed with a beautiful paint job and replacement of carpet in the bedrooms with floating timber floors. Just waiting on a few pieces of new furniture and it will be complete. Nic and Penny are thrilled with the transformation which also included some new curtains and bed coverings.
School is back in full swing. Both children are happy with their teachers and appear to be achieving well.
My brother, Richard who lives in Griffith, NSW came to stay with us on the weekend. It was so lovely to catch up and Nic and Penny idolise him. Our guest room is still getting a work out with more guests arriving this weekend and also again in a few weeks time. So lovely to have a house full of people.
Craig is very busy with work and away most weeks although we were lucky to have him home last week.
I did manage to finish a scrapbooking layout (Penny @2yo) on the weekend but unfortunately my time has been mostly spent cleaning down walls inside and out. There's always something to do when you own a Queenslander but I don't think I'd have it any other way.
Here's a cute photo of Pip. She's so patient and compliant. She has been a little unwell with skin problems but well mended now as the weather is cooling and starting to change.
During February we also did a half day trip up to Bribie Island. It looks like a great place for a relaxing holiday with beautiful beaches. The inside of the island borders a body of water named the Pumicestone Passage and all of the beaches have pumice stone on them - great for feet!
So that's February done and dusted for 2014.
Have a good week.
Rach xx