The Week: 25th – 31st January

Hail Storm Tuggeranong Cannberra Australia 25th January 2016 Sonya Heaney Nature

Halfway through our crazy ice disaster on Monday – in the middle of a hot summer!

This was a strange week. I’m not online all that much at the moment, due to a couple of health things, including some debilitating pain I’ve been having down one side of my head. I think I’ve been asleep more than awake in the last few days.

This week started with my father’s birthday, during which we had a freak storm. It hit after dinnertime, and we heard it coming long before it hit – like a thousand locomotives coming our way.

We were hit horizontally with chunks of ice (hail), some the size of golf balls. it damaged parts of the house – as you would expect.

Hail Storm Gowrie Tuggeranong Canberra Australia Summer 25th January 2015 Sonya Heaney Nature Rex Burmese Cat

We also had a few hours to experience the life of historical romance characters when the power lines around here were knocked down.

Hail Storm Gowrie Tuggeranong Canberra Australia Summer 25th January 2015 Sonya Heaney Nature

Note to people: keep candles in your house! It looked like we were one the few houses around with them, and they were definitely needed!

Canberra Hail Storm 25th January 26th January 2016 Sonya Heaney Ice 4am Nature

The back deck eight hours after the storm!

One of my crappy photos ended up in The Canberra Times.

The next day was Australia Day – a national holiday. We went to a Cuban/South American bar, which had about six pages of different types of rum on the menu.

Then we were off to meet people from the Ukrainian embassy for lunch a couple of days afterwards.

And then I was too sick to achieve anything for the rest of the week (well, apart from dinner at our “local” restaurant)!

Anybody else HATING the new WordPress admin? It is unusable for me, as you can no longer search your scheduled posts. On two of my blogs I have some posts already scheduled for more than half a year away, and I have to scroll through ALL OF THEM in order to check my posts for the coming week.

I’m sick of computer types ruining things in order to make them fancier. I want lists in an administration section, not pretty colours and pictures!

I’m back on Tumblr

Obituaries for Men

Colleen McCullough, author of The Thorn Birds, dies.

The 203rd anniversary of Pride and Prejudice

Jane Austen’s most famous novel, Pride and Prejudice, was published on the 28th of January 1813. Here is the front page from a first edition copy of the book.

The best cover of 1989? The worst cover of 1989?

Desert Slave by Miranda North

 My review of How to Rescue a Rake (Book Club Belles Society #3) by Jayne Fresina

How to Rescue a Rake (Book Club Belles Society #3) by Jayne Fresina

My review of Charlotte (South Landers #3) by Virginia Taylor

Charlotte (South Landers #3) by Virginia Taylor

My review of #1 The Vampire Huntress Series: Paranormal Vampire Romance: Chased by Ashlee Sinn

#1 The Vampire Huntress Series Paranormal Vampire Romance Chased by Ashlee Sinn

 

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