Okay, we have a lot to get through this week so without any (let alone further) ado, the weekly wrap…
Okay, the reason behind this didn’t make me smile, but the colour was fantastic.
This red sun was a result of massive bushfires at Peregian, a beach suburb up the road. The fires were allegedly lit by teenagers and caused the evacuation of entire suburbs, the loss of one house, bushland and native animals.
It did, however, bring an entire community together to thank the massive efforts by firefighters who kept the losses to such a minimum.
Check out this amazing photo taken on Monday night
and this other one of the water-bomber dumpling fire retardant.
I’m in Sydney for the day job later this week so made a batch of this granola up to keep Sarah going while I’m away. It’s mostly oats, coconut, seeds, almonds and some cranberries. If you’re interested this is the recipe I sort of use.
The hubster and I did a 5 course French-style tapas tasting over at The Piano Bar in Maroochydore on Tuesday night. At $49pp including 2 glasses of wine, it was a great deal. Plus, being tapas, we pretty much just had tastes.
The music was great, the vibe was buzzy and the food wasn’t bad either.
Another big week on the stepping front which, given I was in the car for 5 hours on Friday and Sunday, took some effort. Being in Sydney this week will bring these numbers down quite a bit.
Great British Bake-off has started in the UK and I’m loving the memes and the reviews that are all over Instagram, but it’s still going to be months before we get it here in Australia. Sigh.
Not content with date night on Tuesday, Grant and I checked out the newest bar at Mooloolaba’s Wharf – The Savvy Squire – on Thursday evening. While not entirely new, it’s been extensively renovated and is the perfect place to end the working week.
As seen at the roadside stop somewhere near Maryborough on Friday… I know, pretty lame, but I haven’t seen one in ages.
The biggest brown snake I think I’ve ever seen
Okay, this didn’t make me smile and I wasn’t stopping the car to get out and take a photo of it for proof, but trust me, this thing was a huge, as my Dad would say, Joe Blake. It was doing it’s slithering thing across the road somewhere on the way down to Agnes Water on Friday. Ugh.
We spent the weekend “glamping” at Agnes Water – on the coast about 400kms north of where we live. They call it the Discovery Coast up there – on account of how Captain Cook called in here in 1770 – but I’ll tell you more about it later in the week.
Kangaroos on the beach
These were on the top of the dunes on Saturday morning, but we could see their tracks on the beach as well…
“Crazy Rich Asians” by Kevin Kwan. I love love love the movie and I’m feeling the same about the book.
And yes, there are water drops on it from my first ocean swim of the season – at Agnes Water.
It’s all go on the writing front and yes, it’s all being juggled with the day job.
I’m getting my covers re-done for Baby, It’s You and Big Girls Don’t Cry so I can launch them onto Kobo and also get them into print.
As an aside, Wish You Were Here and Happy Ever After are now available on Kobo.
I’m also almost finished my rewrite of Careful What You Wish For and should have it done by the end of this week. It can then go off for copy-edits.
Escape To Curlew Cottage has come back from structural editing and I’m looking forward to reading through the notes and getting stuck into that.
Okay, that was my week…how was yours?