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The Week: 1st – 7th February

Rex the Burmese Cat Sleeping in Summer

Rex’s tough week!

I’m lazy this week, (and it’s my birthday – after my mother’s, and ANOTHER lunch with Ukrainian embassy staff on Wednesday), so here are some links instead:

Let the ironic male tears fall The “make rape legal” guys cancel meetups because they don't feel safe

Let the ironic male tears fall: The “make rape legal” guys cancel meetups because they don’t feel safe

Aurélie Dupont in Don Quixote

Aurélie Dupont Is Named Director of Paris Opera Ballet

(This makes me very happy, because Natalie Portman’s husband was given the job, and he was totally wrong for it! He lasted fifteen months!)

Need some drama in my book? I’ll rape the heroine (or hero)!

Shades of Gray by Maya Banks

Book Adaptation: Bitten 1×01 to 1×04

Bitten - Season 1

My review of Bitten (Women of the Otherworld #1) by Kelley Armstrong

Bitten (Women of the Otherworld #1) by Kelley Armstrong

My review of Bound to Darkness (Midnight Breed #13) by Lara Adrian

Bound to Darkness (Midnight Breed #13) by Lara Adrian

My review of The Best Laid Wedding Plans (Magnolia Brides #1) by Lynnette Austin

The Best Laid Wedding Plans (Magnolia Brides #1) by Lynnette Austin 

 

Chasing Father Christmas Book Sculpture

Here is another fantastic Christmas-themed book sculpture by Words.Ink.

Christmas decoration Christmas book art sculpture fairytale Christmas gift unique book lover gift home decor

Christmas decoration Christmas book art sculpture fairytale Christmas gift unique book lover gift home decor night

A Christmas Carol Gift Tags

Charles Dickens A Christmas Carol. In Prose. Being a Ghost Story of Christmas. With Illustrations by John Leech. London Chapman & Hall, 1843.

The original 1843 cover.

You can download A Christmas Carol to read for free (Australia, USA, CanadaBritain).

These Dickens-themed gift tags are made by tinkerbellshop.

Silhouette - Charles Dickens - Christmas Carol - Party Favour Tags - Embellishments - Set of Six

Christmas Tags - Tiny Tim - Charles Dickens - Christmas Carol - Party Favour Tags - Embellishments - Set of Six

Christmas Book Sculpture

An amazing book sculpture for Christmas by Words.Ink.

Christmas book sculpture book art Christmas decoration father Christmas book lover gift unique Christmas gift home decor

Christmas book sculpture book art Christmas decoration father Christmas book lover gift unique Christmas gift home decor2

So, this has NOTHING to do with books…

But on Sunday afternoon I decided I’d rather tame the local magpies (Australian magpies are a different breed to Northern Hemisphere magpies, and are very violent right now, in spring), than be attacked by them.

It took one time giving them a little snack, and then they started coming to our door a few times a day. I tried not to get too close, because that’s probably a terrible thing, but they’re acting like pet dogs or cats, the stupid idiots!

As we’ve decided it’s totally impractical to keep the best cat ever:

 Cat 3 Queanbeyan Australia Sonya Heaney 19th September 2015

Instead, now we have The Three Stooges. Instead of attacking us, they follow us around and sing like buskers.

I HAVE pointed out that magpies live even longer than cats! We should have kept the cat!

The Week: 12th – 18th October

Friday Sunset Gowrie Tuggeranong Canberra Australia Sonya Heaney 16th October 2015 Spring Sky Clouds Grey Pink Orange Nature

Friday sunset in Canberra.

Garden Gowrie Tuggeranong Canberra Australia Spring Lilac Sonya Heaney 16th October 2015 Flowers Purple Nature

The gorgeous lilac is coming out in the garden. It smells so nice!

1999 Ballet Giselle Act Two - Sonya Heaney

Sixteen years ago this week since I danced the full-length version of Giselle for the first time. Wow, that’s a long time! The picture is from the dress rehearsal the night before, and the one the newspapers ran with in the end.

I guess you could say I like serious books now because I always preferred ballets where my character faced a tragic end!

Hotel Hotel Canberra Australia Entrance Sonya Heaney Oksana Heaney 25th July 2015

We had lunch with Ukrainian embassy staff on Thursday, at Hotel Hotel. Got news on the war everyone has forgotten about…

Russian propaganda in an occupied region of Ukraine this week, explaining why Russia should be fighting and killing in Syria.13thOctober20152

Russian propaganda in an occupied region of Ukraine this week, explaining why Russia should be fighting and killing in Syria.

Surf life savers rescue drowning kangaroo in Lake Burley Griffin

On Friday morning, Canberra-based surf lifesavers rescued a drowning kangaroo that had been swimming in the lake in the city centre. I have no idea why the kangaroo was in the water!

Reasonable expectations of authors.

Sylvia Day Crossfire Series Books 1-4

Twilight Take #2 – Take #2!

Stephenie Meyer E.L. James

Cover Love

Falling at the Surgeon's Feet by Lucy Ryder

How to annoy a Jane Austen fan!

How to annoy a Jane Austen fan in three easy steps.

My review of Tall, Dark and Wicked (Wicked Trilogy #2) by Madeline Hunter

Tall, Dark, & Wicked by Madeline Hunter

My review of The Amish Midwife by Patricia Davids

The Amish Midwife by Patricia Davids

Halloween Book Sculpture

This looks like a lot of work!

Halloween Book Sculpture by Malena Valcarcel

Halloween Art - Book Sculpture - Altered Book - Book Art

Halloween Art - Book Sculpture - Altered Book - Book Art1

Miniature Book Earrings

Miniature Book Earrings by AmbJewelry

Miniature Book Earrings - Aqua and Ochre Old World Design - Great Gift for Teachers, Librarians, Book Clubs and Authors

Miniature Book Earrings - Black and Cream Damask Pattern - Great Gift for Teachers, Librarians, Book Clubs and Authors

Miniature Book Earrings - Vintage Magenta Floral Design - Great Gift for Teachers, Librarians, Authors, Book Clubs and More

Miniature Book Earrings - Old World Ochre and Green Floral Pattern - Great Gift for Teachers, Librarians, Book Clubs and Authors

Origami Book Jewellery

Origami Book Jewellery by STCHandmade

Literary Origami Rose Flower Post Earrings

Literary Origami Stars Bracelet

Bronze Headed Literary Origami Bird Post Earrings

Sweetheart Origami Paper Heart Necklace

Vintage book page Christmas trees

Vintage book page Christmas trees, using Soviet books in Estonia (the best thing to do with Soviet books is turn them into Christian decorations!). By Butterflea Market.

Vintage Book page Christmas tree set, 3 pieces of Christmas trees, made from recycled book pages and reclaimed wood.

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