General, Travel

DC/NYC | Day 4

There are so many great buildings to visit and places to see in Washington DC that last time I was there I missed quite a few of the ones I wanted to do most. I almost forgot that the Library of Congress existed, and the Senate Building was undergoing construction work in preparation for the 2016 Presidential election so we never really went to that end of the mall to see anything. This time I was ready to change that, and both places were pretty high on Emma’s list too so it was a no brainer! After walking a long way on Day 3 of our trip, we had the brilliant idea to try and keep our day to a walking minimum. It didn’t happen, but it was a great day. Continue reading “DC/NYC | Day 4”

Books, General

Top Ten Tuesday: Libraries and Book Stores I’d Most Like to Visit

I am a self-confessed bibliophile. I bloody love books. I love reading, I love libraries, I love book stores. I love almost everything there is to love about books. It’s probably a good job considering how much I talk about them. Top Ten Tuesday is all about connecting book lovers like myself with others, and that’s why this week’s theme is so awesome, because it’s all about other ways book lovers find new books and acquire new reads. I think we all have those book stores and libraries that we have always wanted to visit and admire, and I am the same, which is why I’ve been looking forward to this week’s top for a little while now!

For all of you who don’t know what Top Ten Tuesday is, or don’t know how to get involved, click here. The lovely folks at Broke and Bookish teamed together to create this awesome weekly prompt, which is now hosted by the wonderful Jana @ The Artsy Reader Girl. Then you simply get listing! Continue reading “Top Ten Tuesday: Libraries and Book Stores I’d Most Like to Visit”

Books, General

Friday Reads: Audiobook #Victober

It’s official, I have given up on #readASOIAF for the foreseeable future. I absolutely plan to go back and finish them, but reading A Storm of Swords was sapping the enjoyment I get from reading, and preventing me picking up any other novels. So for now, it is nowhere to be seen on my bedside table. As much as I am sad about this, it had to be done.

This week has passed at a scary pace. Emma and I have kept Ikea in business, and successfully built a large amount of flatpack, I have started to tidy downstairs, we’ve both been at work, I’ve rejoined my old hockey team, we’ve done a lot. Maybe this has made the week go quickly, or maybe time this week really did just speed up, but either way, I feel like I’ve lost a few days. Continue reading “Friday Reads: Audiobook #Victober”

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Ararat to Avalon

Jade has mentioned visiting Ararat for a week or two, and I didn’t really have a clue why until a day or 3 ago. It was featured on the biggest loser Australia, and as it was on our route, we popped in to have a look. The information provided us with a wealth of possibilites, some more interesting than the others. Continue reading “Ararat to Avalon”

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Mannum to Langhorne Creek

I have absolutely no van trouble to report. Let’s face it, considering the issues we have had at every other city we have been to, this is brilliant news! We woke up with no alarm, but still early, in Mannum rest area and decided to make our way into town, via McDonalds (for drink and WiFi use only of course) to map routes in and out of town, and check out cheap parking and accommodation options. Continue reading “Mannum to Langhorne Creek”

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Queanbeyan to Coolac

The van is in the mechanics for the second time in two days. Since we have started driving until we arrived at the Coolac rest area we have had 1 leaking boot, 3 flat batteries, 3 warning lights turn on, 5 mechanic visits, and we still have two weeks left with the van. I still think we made the right decision in driving rather than taking the bus. Continue reading “Queanbeyan to Coolac”