Saturday evening in Canberra. We had literally just sat down at the new Hawaiian restaurant when we were evacuated because of a smoke alarm! I think there were four fire engines that came.
The end of last week: lunch in the country (weird sheep!), and after that drinks next to the lake in Canberra.
We have something of a sulphur-crested cockatoo plague here!
Happy 101st birthday to Olivia de Havilland for yesterday. Perhaps best known for Gone With the Wind, she did a lot more than that over her long career.
Fascinating story about the discovery and restoration of Australia’s first flag.
This week, charges were FINALLY brought against Cardinal George Pell. An Australian, and one of the most powerful men in the Vatican, he has been making news headlines here for years. The levels of victim-blaming have been staggering, and some of the conservative media spokespeople ought to be ashamed of themselves.
And – the less said about Trump’s latest Twitter attacks (the lowest he’s ever sunk?), the better.
Speaking of Christmas books already appearing for review, I read my first of the year this week.