Hello! Finally I’ve found the time (and opportunity and energy) to write an update. It’s been a most eventful four weeks!
First of all, the kids were just taking turns falling sick, and this time, they had high fevers (40 degrees!) throughout the week! Amy started first, with ulcers in her mouth and then the crazy high fever for a week. Then as she got well, it was Alistair’s turn.
Cherry blossoms are blooming, wildflowers are shooting out, and that means… spring is near! The weather, however, is still erratic. One day it would be warm and lovely, and the next would be freezing like Elsa’s castle. It’s as though Winter and Spring are now engaged in an epic war, both refusing to give up power over Melbourne. Well, Winter, I hate to break it to you, but your time is up.
I thought: I cannot bear this world a moment longer. Then, child, make another. – Madeline Miller, Circe
When I picked this book up, I had no idea what it was about. I had seen it on a few Bookstagrammers that I follow, and the synopsis seems to indicate a fantasy type of story, and, it was on sale at a very good price at Kmart.
I have recently decided to start buying physical books again, instead of using my Kindle. There are a few reasons to this. Firstly, I still feel that e-books are somewhat cold. Convenient, yes, but cold and not as personal as I’d like it to be.
A few weeks ago, my elder sis and her family came over to Melbourne for a visit! The ten days that they were here were definitely not long enough, but it was wonderful time spent together. Besides playing tourist with them in the city, we also took a weekend off to Phillip Island (which, as it happens, was the first getaway for us since we came here too!).