Book club is still going really strong and one of the titles we’ve loved was All That I Am by Anna Funder. For this book club meeting, we had breakfast at Maddy’s, though this breakfast did include cookies!
It is finally spring here in Melbourne which means that August is over. The last month of winter didn’t feel like that to me, given that it started off in Bangkok and ended with mid 20s weather in Melbourne. However, that very first night back from Bangkok, I did go to Soccer training and it was raining and 7.5 degrees! This month’s highlights are Bangkok to start with of course, but the month also included the launch of the sixth issue of the magazine I’m involved with, in Brief, with my image on the front cover, delicious food as usual, planting flowers, saying goodbye to Emma for 5 months as she goes on exchange in Denmark, and hanging out with my dogs. The best part of the month, though, was the Melbourne Writers Festival. It ended on Sunday, so September 1st so next month’s calendar will have the last little bit of it, but the end of this month was entirely shaped by the festival. I was at the festival every day of the 11 days (my favourite number!) save one because I fell ill from being so exhausted! It was an incredible experience. There were over 300 events in the festival and even though I was there almost every day, I only went to 50 of them! And that felt like a lot! It was a great organisation to be part of and I thoroughly enjoyed it.
So that was August 2013! Now onto September!
While we were in Norfolk Island, we had the pleasure of dining at Hilli’s Restaurant. It was absolutely delicious and the wait staff were second to none. It was one of the best restaurant experiences I’ve ever had. There was even a tree in the garden that was lit up with ever changing colours so of course Emma & I had to take a photo with it! We even met Miley, the groodle, of the restaurant, but sadly don’t have a photo of her beauty. Emma and I discovered the awesome Moscato above – look at that gorgeous wine label! It was a great first night in Norfolk Island and I can’t recommend it more. We give it a thumbs up!