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We’re halfway though winter here in Australia, so it’s pretty weird reading all these posts online about summer heatwaves!

Here in Canberra we have a sort of winter festival in the city centre, including a temporary ice skating rink.

Here’s a shot from last year:

Ice_skating_in_Garema_Place_in_Canberra,_July_2017Ice skating in Gareme Place in Canberra, July 2017 Australia Winter


Remaking Roswell?

gallery-ustv-roswellRoswell starring Katherine Meigl, Jason Behr, Shiri Appleby, and Brendan Fehr

Roswell was a TV show (based on a book series), that became a cult favourite after its premiere in the late-1990s. I wrote about it a while ago, after reading all of the books. I was a fan of the show before I even knew the books existed, and – like many others – wasn’t happy when it ended.

However, the last thing I expected was for the network to reboot it so many years later, with a new cast! A second version of Roswell is due to hit screens in 2019.

I want to say I’ll give the new version a chance, but I don’t think I want to! Why can’t people come up with a new idea instead of taking a cult favourite and redoing it?

I suppose the target audience this time round wasn’t even born when the original was on, but I hope that new Roswell fans will go back and take a look at the first version.

It’s Winter!

Okay, so unless you live somewhere like the Snowy Mountains, your chances of seeing snow in Australia this winter are zero, but it is winter here now! While everyone online is discussing beach holidays, and sites like Goodreads are sending me summer reading recommendations, things are a little different Down Under.

Kanangra-Boyd National Park, NSW, Australia.

Kanangra_winter_wonderlandKanangra road at the Boyd River Campground, Kanangra-Boyd National Park, NSW, Australia.

Reconciliation Day



Today Canberra becomes the first place in Australia to host a public holiday for Aborigines and Torres Strait Islanders. Reconciliation Day replaces the Family and Community Day holiday, which replaced the Melbourne Cup holiday before that.

Happy Mother’s Day!

I know not every country celebrates Mother’s Day today, but we do here in Australia, alongside a number of other nations.



World Book Day

Happy World Book Day! The United Kingdom already celebrated the event a little while ago, but for the rest of us, today is it. 🙂


Happy Easter!


Decorated_Easter_eggs_in_basket,_March_2008 Easter Basket

Happy Canberra Day!

Canberra, Australia’s beautiful capital city, turns 105 today. Most importantly, it is a holiday, which means a day off!


Canberra_parliamentary_axis Canberra Australia's Capital City. 2005.

Making a Return

This blog has been left unused and unloved for a few years, but I have plans to get back to it soon!

In the meantime, you can find me over procrastinating on Tumblr at: