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Some images from South Africa.

Bateleur Eagle

 Not sure if an eagle or hawk.


We were able to feed and hold this bloke. 

Well, hold with assistance.


Ground Hornbill keeping an eye on things. 

How about the eye lashes?

As we left we could get the Warthog

shoe clean if we so desired. 🙂

All images taken at the 

Moholoholo Wildlife Rehabilitation Centre


Hope you enjoyed.


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Wordless Wednesday

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Black and White Tuesday18-0130


Black and White Tuesday


Must be something going around,

because I am finding it difficult to take

or find new photos.

So some randoms  this week.

I do….

Melbourne skyline.




Hope you enjoyed.





Owls are said to be wise.This association came about because

generally wise people are silent.

Owls are also generally silent creatures

which can fly in darkness and

only hit a tree when it wants to

perch on a branch.

These traits are why owls

are considered wise.


Pic and Word Challenge: Wisdom

Book Review-Death-of-a-Blue-Movie-Star

Death of a Blue Movie Star

(Rune, #2)


Jeffery Deaver


Death of a Blue Movie Star is the second Jeffrey Deaver’s ‘Rune’ series of novels.  It was, as always with Deaver’s books an enjoyable, if somewhat dated, read.  By dated I am referring to the fact that every time a phone call needs to be made Rune needs to find a public/pay phone…which, wherever Rune is, always works!  It is a pity that authors or publishers do not see fit to re-publish a book with updated versions eliminating old technology (pay phone) for contemporary equivalents, particularly when there are still people reading these older books.


Enough of my opinion!  In Death of a Blue Movie Star we again we find young Rune barely able to hold down her job despite appearing to be very capable.  This time Rune wants to make a documentary and is able to borrow her ‘Australian’ employer’s video camera for said project after hours.  Supposedly Australian employers sounded very much like a Cockney accent as I read the book.   The vernacular was not quite right, in my opinion.  To me this was so with many movies of the 1970s and 1980s which contained an ‘Australian’ character which often sounded very British.


Young Rune’s project soon sees her involved with murders which only she wants to solve.  Generally, the police are not all that inclined to pursue these crimes because they occur and involve persons making Adult Movies.  The only person who considers her crusade worthwhile is a member of the bomb squad and is nearly twice her age.  Does he have an ulterior motive for helping her?   Read the book to find out!


Death of a Blue Movie Star is an enjoyable read, as are all of Deaver’s ‘Rune’ books; however Death of a Blue Movie Star had a totally unexpected twist near the end.


I have rated Death of a Blue Movie Star a solid three star read.


Other Goodreads Readers have rated Death of a Blue Movie Star an average of 3.49 stars, from 1,282 Ratings and 54 Reviews.

A definiteread.

Death of a Blue Movie Star

can be purchased on-line at 

Booktopia, Fishpond and Amazon


Daily Prompt-Silhouette


The first image is at Botswana’s…

Lekhubu Island.


Early morning at Corio Bay.

Geelong’s Corio Bay, again.


Tree and cockatoos.

Colours reversed I  think.

It is an old photo.





My memories of photos of this attraction were… always of a building on its own.



Never once had I thought of it surround

by walls of other buildings…


clustered in a relatively small area.

 However, all my memories were incorrect.

I’m just not certain where a photo

could be taken and leave the viewer

with the illusion of a Tower leaning

and not surrounded by other buildings.


Cee’s Black & White Challenge: Walls