365 Day Photography Challenge- Day 9- Newcastle


I have a trip to Newcastle for two days to stay with an old friend of mine Emma. I met Emma when I started teaching at Erskine Park and she helped me through some very tough times in that first year ad basically convinced me not to quit teaching.

Emma has recently had a baby girl Matilda, so this trip has allowed me to see an old friend and meet a new one. It has been a long time between visits and it’s always a relaxing stay.

The photography for today is of Emma’s amazing book case built around her door way. All those book fanatics, enjoy!


365 Day Photography Challenge- Day 8- An Accomplishment

Today’s post will be a short one as I have already blogged about this book, but today, I finished it! It has a profound impact on me, in a way that books don’t normally for me. There is a particular event in this novel that really shook me, to the point where I had to message a friend who knew about it, at 1am, just to feel ok again, or even just to share in the shock of this event. It was a great read and highly unpredictable, which is rare I think for love stories these days. It reminds me of one of my favourite films in a lot of ways, 500 days of Summer.

Anyway I shall now watch the film version to see if they absolutely killed the story. I hope not.

Halloween Costumes and Book Fairs

So all week I’ve been putting things together for my Halloween Costume for next Saturday. Last year I went as a Mathlete, see photo below.

It was a huge success, but this year the theme is dead musicians, so I’m going as Lisa “Left Eye” Lopes. That’s right the coolest member of TLC. I’m channeling the 90s Left Eye so I will be in bright colours, a huge hat, oversized clothes and doc martens with scrunchie socks. CAN’T WAIT!

Check out my Halloween Costume post over on Bookish Ardour.

Hopefully I’ll be looking something like this: (Left Eye on the right)

I will post photos after the event. This weekend I went to the Lifeline Book Fair in Gymea. I always head straight for the collectibles and rare finds section of the book fair and try to find as many classic copies of books I love. This year was no different and I found some pretty good books let me tell you. An awesome copy of Hitch Hiker’s Guide to the Galaxy, a classic copy in a little cover of Treasure Island, a classic well-worn copy of Uncle Tom’s Cabin, and some great gift’s for friends/family. I found an old school Kodak Photography Guide for my dad, a copy of Phantom of the Opera for my nan, a classic copy of Pride and Prejudice for my friend J-Dub and the beginnings of my Secret Santa gift. It was a great trip and I go every year, it’s always worth it. The money goes to a good charity and I get awesome cheap books/records. If you ever have a chance to go to one I highly recommend it.

I also went bed shopping today. I’m upgrading finally and can’t wait. But anyway, about to go out for dinner with an old friend, always a plus on a Sunday night when you’re in denial about going to school tomorrow. Hope you all had a great weekend and please leave a comment with your best Halloween costumes, or what you did this weekend!

Comics are cool! (I’m not a loser)

I’m doing a comic challenge. I have to read at least 15 comics in two months starting from October 1st.

Here’s the link to the website which is hosting the challenge if you want to join up too. Come on! All the cool kids are doing it, well sort of cool, by cool I mean, nerds.

Two Month Comic Challenge