…Church doors.

Old Sydney…



Doors in an old gold mining town.

The old (building) and new (door)

Melbourne Door





a rough or unfinished drawing or painting,
often made to assist in making
a more finished picture

All my woodwork projects commence

with a very rough sketch.







I was told this set…

…is made from amber…

..and that this flaw is a natural occurrence in amber.


…I am less certain about these bowls.

They are the correct colour, however,

are they amber?










I’m not one hundred per cent certain

if this is our floral emblem the

Golden Wattle

or its near cousin the

Cootamundra Wattle

the Golden Wattle has larger yellow blooms

when both flower in June/July. 

Whether it is the

Golden Wattle or

the Cootamundra Wattle,

either one is a suitable post for

Australia Day










cease work or movement in order to relax,
sleep, or recover strength.

Lesson number 1 in Maggie’s handbook of

How to be a Good Labrador

is the easiest to learn…no matter one’s age.



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Tempt Me

(The Wolf Hotel #1)

Nina West


Nina West’s Tempt Me commences in a small town in Pennsylvania where 21 year old, Abbigail (Abbi) Mitchell has been dating or friendly with the Minister’s son, Jed, forever and both sets of parents are expecting to hear the sounds of wedding bells sometime in the future.

It would be fair to say that Abbi and Jed think along those lines also as they have decided to save themselves for their wedding night.  Although, discovering Jed in bed with another girl does change that for Abbi.

Both sets of parents justify Jed’s actions as sowing his wild oats.  Even Abbi’s overbearing and pious mother tells Abbi she should stick around until Jed finishes sowing his wild oats.

Abbi, however, has other ideas and applies for a summer job with the outdoor crew at Wolf Hotels’ new hotel in Alaska.   Abbi sets of for the Alaskan wilderness not knowing what to expect and finds herself working and living with an extremely active group of people her own age, and working for Henry Wolf the Wolf Hotels C.E.O., as his personal assistant with no experience whatsoever.


Circulating rumours about Henry’s sexual appetite are soon proven to be true.   However, is everything different this time?  As Abbi hopes it will.  The amount of time spent describing (in detail) Henry and Abbi’s romps, is a bit over the top, in my opinion.  However, I guess the publishers wanted some padding without which Tempt Me would be a simple romance of the short-story variety.  Or….am I getting older and showing my age?

I have rated Tempt Me as a three-star read.



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