Book review: When We Were Friends by Tina Seskis


I’ve had When We Were Friends by Tina Seskis sitting in my ‘to be read’ pile for a few months. As it’s not due for release until late April I’ve delayed opening it until a time closer to its publication date. However, when I finally got around to reading it I discovered that the book was—in fact—released as A Serpentine Affair back in 2013.

So this is a re-release. Obviously.

Book review: Goodbye Sweetheart by Marion Halligan


Not long ago it seemed everything I read centred around mental illness. Sometimes it’s missing children or childhood trauma impacting lives many years later. Lately it’s death and its aftermath.

Marion Halligan’s latest novel, Goodbye Sweetheart,  introduces us to William. Like a crime show on TV kicking off with the death of the victim, William is present but briefly although remains the central character as those left behind come to terms with his sudden death.

Vegemite & Cheese Hot Cross Buns


It’s a while since I’ve joined Trish from My Little Drummer Boys for a Wordless Wednesday post. As it happens I have one almost ready to go. Inspired by another blogger, it’s about my personal first aid kit. However… it seems my blogging malaise continues, so I thought I’d take the opportunity to share a Vegemite Hot Cross Bun recipe I received last week. 

Book review: Cold Deception by DB Tait


I’m slowly increasing my repertoire of Australian authors and (in all honesty) feel bad I haven’t done so sooner. My latest addition is former Sydneysider DB Tait, who also writes erotic fiction as Keziah Hill and contemporary romance (as Deborah Tait). She’s previously worked in the criminal justice system—experience she puts to good use in her new release, Cold Deception.

Fat is not a feeling


I seem to have missed all of the fuss about Facebook’s ‘fat’ emoji. I attempted a google something I’d seen a month or so ago and all I found were stories about the fact that—in addition to sharing that we’re feeling sad / angry / happy etc on Facebook—we can share that we feel fat. #meh

Eventually I found what I was looking for and it was this clip from Caroline Rothstein (BuzzFeed).