take 2: books I read in January 2018

I toyed with the idea of not doing a "Books I read" for 2018. But with all the things I have going on in my life, I felt like if I didn't do one, I might just not blog at all. Plus it was fun to find out how many books I read in a … Continue reading take 2: books I read in January 2018

memory lane

I used to live on a farm. Well, that's not entirely true, but it sounds awfully Anne-of-Green-Gables-adorable, don't you think? (Full disclosure: I've never read Anne of Green Gables, nor have I seen the movie, but I assume she is adorable. Plus she's a Canadian, and - being one myself and all - I'm rather … Continue reading memory lane


Somewhere between all the juices and cookies and shepherd's pie and the rest of my life, I never got around to talking about Sydney. We fed kangaroos just outside of Newcastle, where free-roaming kangaroos collect near a mental hospital and eat bread from the hands of increasing numbers of tourists. We spent our time in … Continue reading Sydney