Brugge 2018

Brugge was beautiful. Like Amsterdam it is built on and around canals. We had a lovely boat ride and it’s something to do I’d firmly suggest if you’re there. But back to the beginning of Brugge. Having walked the 1.3 km to our hotel we found the keys wouldn’t work. We left the hotel staff […]

Antwerp 2018

Antwerp was an amazing city. We stayed in one of the city squares. The railway station took up part of one end with the entrance to the zoo a pebble’s throw from there on the corner of the square. There was also a ferris wheel and a gorilla statue. On another side was the Koningin […]

Amsterdam 2018

The few nights we had in Amsterdam were nowhere near enough. It is an amazing city. There are so many museums you’d probably need closer to two weeks to see them all. There are certain places you need to book well in advance as they book out very quickly.¬† If you’re planning a trip there […]


Finally some details of our trip. We left Melbourne on the 26th May with a brief, two hour, stop in Bangkok with enough time to find the gate for our next plane we then flew onto Frankfurt. Two days, three countries. We took the train from Frankfurt to Kempen (in the Rhineland) where we wandered […]

Ninth Anniversary! Competition!

When I first start blogging it was with the idea of supporting my online bookselling with some search engine optimisation. It never occurred to me that it would lead to a brand new life. This coming Sunday, the 22nd April, is the ninth anniversary of the beginning of a whole new life. A life where […]

Bendigo and videos

I happen to have a little break from uni. While I have lots and lots of stuff to do with regard to the Discworld Convention¬†and one or two million things to do with the book I’m writing and, and, and… I took some time to have a glance through some photos I have on my […]

Paratalk or torque?

My new column, with a title that somehow makes sense. From now on until I stop I will be examining a paragraph in whatever detail I choose. This is also a good time for guests to pop in and do their own paragraph. Today’s paragraph is coming from a location that I’ll reveal in my […]

Lost photos

I have been having issues with my phone over the past little while. There are two problems. The first is surmountable as the phone has decided it won’t charge the battery. I’ve managed to buy a little machine that will charge the battery outside the phone, it’s annoying but it works. The other problem is […]

Following the SPN Conference 2018

As you should know by now I love attending or volunteering at conventions and conferences, while it makes little difference what the subject matter is I do prefer the topic to be about books in some way. In November I was invited to volunteer at the Small Press Network Conference. I spent a few words […]

Dymocks – Tooronga

Finally and finally. I visited Dymocks in Tooronga some months ago. It was back in July when the weather was very cold and sitting in a chair reading put my feet in danger of freezing. I thought I’d lost the photos. I’ve had issues transferring photos from my phone to my computer. Managed to do […]