Griffin Gully Sunrise,
Both images brightened slightly
Some random potential postcard images.
Corio Bay Sunrise
Million Dollar view
Leaning Tower of Pisa
Their first tentative meeting.
Samples of our pre-decimal currency.
Front and back of both the
one and two shilling pieces.
Equivalent to the current
ten and twenty cent coins.
Our two-dollar note is out of existence
and now there is talk that its replacement,
the two-dollar coin is headed the same way.
Real money has hardly been used
since the pandemic began.
Sarah Barrie’s Deadman’s Track was my second of her books and I thought it better than Devil’s Lair. Again set in and around Hobart (Tasmania) Deadman’s Track and is rightly billed as a romantic thriller and combines a boyfriend who is not all that he claims to be, a pawn shop fence, and several murders.
Tess, a local guide, survives a tragic hiking accident, and is having difficulty getting back on the horse, so to speak. She claims to have felt two hands push her over a cliff. But who would do such a thing? She is almost certain it would not have been her boyfriend.
Not long after the accident Tess breaks up with her boyfriend who demonstrates a side hitherto unseen by Tess. He does not know the meaning of ‘No’.
However, because her ex, who is all but stalking her after they broke up, pulls out of a dangerous winter hike with a group of inexperienced young hikers she reluctantly takes over the job with disastrous results. Tess is unaware of Detective Senior Sergeant Jared Denham’s feelings towards her as he offers his help.
I enjoyed Deadman’s Track partly for the story line and partly for its setting and accordingly,
as a solid
four star read/audiobook
At the time of writing my review
other Goodreads readers had awarded
an average of 4.06 stars
from 462 ratings
and 81 reviews
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Summer months are better months…
Maybe it is because of other delicacies
which are also out and about.
Or perhaps it is a great time to take…
…the family for a walk.
Of course long summery days…
…hard at work…
…preparing their hives…
…for long cold winter months ahead.
And while classified as a bug, neighbours
have said they have seen tiger snakes
and other reptiles in their hardens.
However, this is the only snake I have
found on our property in nearly 20 years.
I had either run over it with our lawnmower
or predator birds had attacked and killed it.
We do have a blue tongue lizard under
our front verandah from time to time,
especially in the summer months.
From a tiny plant grew
They looked nice…that is until
two young pups arrived
in our yard.
Construction of the Palace of Versailles began in 1661
some 55 years after Willem Janszoon first sighted
Australia and just over 109 years before
Captain Cook landed at Botany Bay.
Older still is the
construction of which
commenced in 1642
The oldest of this post is
Construction of The Colosseum
began in 70AD and was completed in 80 AD
Which in 2021 makes
1950 years old
We were told, these pavers,
are part of the original building.
Imagine, nearly 2,000 years since completion,
the sheer number of feet to have walked over them
and who, in history may have walked here.
The Colosseum is definitely my oldest building
in my old, older, oldest post this week.