A new book series for me.

Three of the books I bought at the bookshop in Maffra were by the author Peter May.  I have written about him in previous blog posts and the three books are part of a series called The China Thrillers. The first book is called The Firemaker. Taken from the back cover of the book. “LI…

Must have worked out that another lockdown was coming.

I received this in the mail today. I had joined a gin club recently and this is my first parcel.  I have subscribed to receive a package once every three months. I usually have a gin and tonic in the evening, before dinner so I thought this would be a good way to try out…

Topical reading

I have been very quiet over the last couple of weeks as I have been watching the Tour de France.  Here in Australia the broadcast starts at about 8.30 or 9.00pm and continues until 1.30 or 2.00am the following morning.  Needless to  say my sleeping pattern has been completely altered during this time and the…

Our very own Winter Festival

It is winter here in Australia and here in East Gippsland we are having our very own winter festival for the first time. A festival which includes workshops, beautiful art installations, wine, local produce and live music. The Festival has venues throughout the East Gippsland region and Metung has several events to look forward to…

Tuesday travels. . .Great Western, Victoria

More travels in our home state, this time to Great Western which is really just a village or very small town.  The town is located in the region known as The Grampians. The Grampians area has several vineyards and we visited a few while we were in the district. Bests Wines is a small organic…