Melbourne morning skyline

from a hot-air balloon.

Melbourne skyline from Saint Kilda Pier,

which is approximately opposite to the first image.


From Williamstown

Geelong’s Waterfront…

…and Marina skyline.


One Word Sunday Challenge:  Skyline



Cold Winter Sun

(Mike Lynch Books #2)


Tony J. Forder


Cold Winter Sun is a sequel to Scream Blue Murder and chronologically follows hot on the heels of Scream Blue Murder.  Mike’s ex-wife contacts him after her new husband’s nephew disappears, apparently without trace.  Mike agrees to help, thinking it will provide the opportunity for some quality time with his daughter.

Mike also calls upon his Scream Blue Murder saviour (and good friend) from the past, Terry, for assistance.

And so begins the hunt for the nephew.  Initially Mike and Terry think he will turn up somewhere in Los Angeles or thereabouts.  However, they are quickly drawn to some seedy towns on lonely highways in New Mexico.  And towns where one person owns all buildings and employees their inhabitants makes the hunt for information even more difficult.

As with Scream Blue Murder, Cold Winter Sun moves along at a cracking pace.  There are several twists and turns to keeping readers guessing.  Which again makes it another book which I did not want to put down even in the early hours of the morning.

I rated

Cold Winter Sun

Cold Winter Sun

as a solid star read.

At the time of writing my review

other Goodreads readers had awarded

Cold Winter Sun

an average of 4.27 stars,

from 117 ratings

and 36 reviews.

Scream Blue Murder

can be purchased online at

Booktopia, Fishpond and Amazon





make the spontaneous sounds and movements of
the face and body that are the instinctive expressions
of lively amusement and sometimes also of derision.

Our laughing Kookaburra, after which the

Australian men’s national field hockey team

is nicknamed.

Kookaburras have a very amusing call

which is guaranteed to put a smile on your face.

Father-in-law had a hearty laugh when,

after losing his hair to cancer treatments,

our boys (his eldest grandsons) presented him

with a wig for his 2008 birthday.

He is due to celebrate birthday

number 86 in a few weeks.


Fandango’s One Word Challenge:….Laugh







an act of changing to or adopting one thing
in place of another.

Early Sunday morning……at 0159 hours most time pieces in Eastern Australia

were switched forward an hour to 0300.

We are now operating in Daylight Saving Time

and in six months time the procedure will be reversed.

Queensland, The Northern Territory, Western Australia,

Christmas Island or the Cocos (Keeling) Islands

do not observe Daylight Saving and will operate on

Standard time all year round