We all got super excited about the possibility of snow on Wednesday. It’s not something we ever see! However, despite being able to see some on the mountains in and around Canberra, this was the best effort nature made at our house, early in the morning (it was gone soon after).
The same day, we had lunch for my cousin’s eighteenth birthday – Catholic families – the youngest and eldest first cousins on my father’s side vary in age nearly thirty years! We were all laughing at ourselves for the excitement over all our pictures of the “snow”. The one above was ten times more snow than anybody else saw.
Other than the snow thing, we’ve had some gorgeous weather! This was Friday afternoon.
I could talk about Nice. I could talk about Turkey. I could talk about the fact Russian gangs are again going around desecrating Ukrainian graves OUTSIDE Eastern Europe… But you can look that up on your own. On the other hand:
I love you, Canada. This story went a teeny way to relieve my anger about some other things…
Canada’s leader was in Kyiv, Ukraine and visited the genocide memorial, and also the memorial where Ukrainians were killed by pro-Russian and actual Russian snipers on the 20th of February, 2014 (above and below). Many of those shots were fired by snipers in the hotel in the background. I was there a few weeks ago, when they were setting it up:
Rex the cat left on Thursday. I will miss him so much. Here he is having one final sleep on my bed (maybe now I will be able to make it before the sun sets!):
…But will probably end up buying anyway!
I saw A Guinea Pig Pride & Prejudice at a bookshop recently, when I was shopping for actual, sane books. I almost bought it, but I restrained myself! It’s cheaper at The Book Depository anyway.
I went home with sensible things: two guidebooks for Italy and a paperback copy of Persuasion (as in the real Jane Austen book, not a book with guinea pigs!).
Tower Bridge and Brooklyn Bridge, with free shipping, from DesignAtelierArticle.
From William Shakespeare to Jane Austen to everyone in between, BoeTech makes cookie cutters so you can – er – eat your favourite writers!
These glowing bookmarks are made by Canadian creator Papillon9, and can be shipped to various countries.
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:
(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!)
Here is another fantastic Christmas-themed book sculpture by Words.Ink.