The Week: 21st – 27th September

Sunset Gowrie Tuggeranong Canberra Australia Sonya Heaney Spring 25th September 2015 Sky Clouds Grey Pink Nature.

Friday sunset in Canberra *

Strange Sky Canberra Australia 21st September 2015 Sonya Heaney Christopher Heaney Clouds Sunset Nature 2

Canberra’s sky doing something bizarre at sunset on Monday evening.


My father took this picture at the state border when coming back from checking if another possum had moved into my grandmother’s house. I want to know how he took it, because that sure looks to me like he took it while driving! Enlarge it, and I bet you’ll agree he lied when he told me he stopped the car (remember, in Australia the driver is on the right of the car)!

I’ve hardly read anything for a couple of weeks – I’m worried about this blog!

I seem to have gone off historical romance a bit (after reading hardly anything BUT that!), but maybe I’m just reading the wrong books…

This week sounds like a string of bad news!

Cat 3 Queanbeyan Australia Sonya Heaney 19th September 2015

Even though the RSPCA was rude, unhelpful, suspicious, and tried to fob me off onto other organisations because they’re not actually interested in helping animals, I’ve found somewhere for our gorgeous, HUGELY pregnant stray cat, and she’ll go there on Monday. I desperately want to keep her, but I don’t know how people who travel manage to have pets! We’re going to be in Ukraine and Italy, and at the Gold Coast and in Melbourne in the next seven months. Not ideal for a cat, but I don’t know how I can let her go!

I love her so much, and even if she’s sound asleep, she wakes up and follows you from room to room if you move, like a very, VERY loyal dog, but even sweeter! You get in BIG trouble if you don’t talk to her and pet her the whole time, and she hates being on her own for even a moment. (That’s my mother and me in the background. Our cat insisted on sitting with us for lunch – on her own chair – and she’s at the table, while we’ve been shoved over onto the side!)

26thseptember2015Russian occupiers in Ukraine during the week tearing down the houses of native Crimean Tatars, and raising Russian, terrorist and SYRIAN flags in occupied regions of the east.

Russian occupiers in Ukraine during the week, tearing down the houses of native Crimean Tatars, and raising Russian, terrorist and SYRIAN flags in occupied regions of the east.

DanielaDaniela's murderer.

I said a few months ago that someone I grew up with was murdered by her boyfriend (look how gorgeous she was).

This week, he was charged with the additional offences of raping her both before and after her death. It makes me feel sick.

It is because of things like this, and like the man who punched a woman at the football in Western Australia on Friday night that I have ZERO tolerance for anyone who claims they’re not a feminist.

The Hobbit’s 78th Birthday

Today, the 21st of September, is the 78th anniversary of the publication of J. R. R. Tolkien’s The Hobbit.1937. FIRST EDITION

No more of these…?

Category Romance. No more home renovation. No more ageing parents going into homes. No more bakers. No more etc. etc. etc.

Could we stop putting this scene in every romance… Please? 🙂

Romance Cover Art

It’s in the Hairstyles!

Historical Romance Fashions and Hairstyles Versus the Reality Victorian Era Portrait Book Cover

Shana Galen on why she loves historicals

The Rogue You Know (Covent Garden Cubs #2) by Shana Galen

My review of Amish Redemption (Brides of Amish Country #13) by Patricia Davids

Amish Redemption (Brides of Amish Country #13) by Patricia Davids

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