Around the traps, mark something

It’s been a long time since I looked at the publishing world to see what’s happening. I feel quite out of the loop and it’s good to be getting back into it. Just looking at today’s offering I find lots to talk about. Comic-Con San Diego Announces 2019 Eisner Awards Nominations I love looking at […]

Our Books Are Not Free – Facebook event

Something has come up so I’m digressing from the planned scheduled programme. You know those times when you see a book event on but you can’t make it. There might be many reasons you can’t make it. The event might be in the wrong hemisphere, in the wrong city, an awkward time of day/night for […]

Trier 2018

Like Luxembourg it also has some Roman roots but in this case Trier was a key Roman village and it shows. We’d needed to do laundry in Luxembourg but couldn’t find laundrette so had to do enough washing by hand to get by until Trier. I don’t recommend washing by hand unless you have a […]

Luxembourg 2018

We stayed at the Hotel Simoncini. I mention this because of art gallery next door which you could enter either from outside or the hotel itself with some of their works were exhibited throughout the hotel. It was good and the staff was good, also the breakfast but let me digress back to the actual […]

Brussels 2018

Hello, Brussels! We stayed in a hotel on the FoodSquare Grand Place (that’s where Google Maps says it is). It was a great area to stay in. We had lots of food places just downstairs including a couple of places with some good coffee and useful breakfast foods. This was one of the hotels without […]

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 […]

Europe

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 […]