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Nothing beats a good book


Today I finished reading my fourth novel for the year and we are only three weeks into 2015.

All four books have been really good, but the two that stand out the most are “Wife on the run” by Fiona Higgins and “Other people’s diaries” by Kathy Webb.

Surprisingly both these novels were written by Australian authors and are set in Australia. Maybe that’s why I could relate to them more?

There was a common theme to both these books and an element of the depressing? ( which doesn’t sound quite right but hopefully you can understand what I mean by that).

The theme for this year seems to be reflecting on life and finding ways to improve on it. Both of these novels were about this. Although I believe that I am blessed with a good life, there is always room for improvement and I’m finding that the older I get the more important it is to find myself and to do the things I’ve always wanted to do.

For now though I will do as I always do when I finish a great book and that is to take time our to reflect. Some books stay with us a long time, some books change the way we think, some books make us feel good inside. These books did all that and more.


Need to get motivated

Well it’s Sunday night again here in exceptionally chilly Melbourne and even though I had a relatively quiet weekend planned, I still didn’t manage to do any writing. Arrrggghh

For some reason I just wasn’t at all productive this weekend. Maybe it’s cause I’m fighting a cold, and feel a bit tired, or it could just be because it was sooo cold, I’m sure I could come up with many more excuses if I tried.

The weekend was not a total waste though, I did manage to rearrange my boys bedroom, and make the most awesome dish that the gorgeous talented Elaine from Foodbod shared and it was just delicious! And I completed the 30 day Facebook Ab challenge.

So all in all it was not a bad weekend, unfortunately I will need to get motivated to get back to writing, my column is due on the 11th July so I have less than two weeks to put it all together, but it is school holidays now which means a lot less running around and a lot more time for writing. Have a great week everyone 😊😊