imhilien: Reading (Reading)
Well, the library I go to in the CBD is undergoing renovations - recently the first floor was closed for a while, so no non-fiction stuffs for me. Magazines were banished to the second floor. Now, the ground floor is closed, so no fiction books for a while. Arrgh. The first floor is now open again, but everything is back to front, which left me thinking I needed a map for my own library. At least I've got a stash of books right now.

Have you ever gone along a street filled with business / industrial looking buildings, and suddenly seen an old house, the last grumpy survivor from when the street saw kinder times? Well, the Hard-To-Find second hand bookshop in a nearby suburb was like that, an old Victorian filled with books. Now it's in trouble - there's been no maintenance provided for the last 20 years and suddenly the rent is going up. It's in trouble and needs help. I'll put in a few pennies - after all, there's a room filled with science-fiction and fantasy. That has to be worth saving.​ndbookshop
imhilien: Tea (Tea)
Brr, it's definitely winter now. Snow has been marching up the country and you can smell the ice in the air. It was 10 degrees today (50 deg F) and Did Not Like. Heat is fine, cold not so much for me.

I was outside the bookshop near work and smiled when I saw it had a nice geeky window display with Harry Potter and Star Wars books, bless. I saw there were some pencils with slogans on them, so I went in and bought two that said, 'Weird and Proud' and 'Knitters Gonna Knit'. Mwaha.

The new painting I'm working on is a photo of a still life of a bowl of green limes, which I'm enjoying doing. I'm also working on knitting a shawl with a geometric design - I can see it will take me a while, and the instructions look like calculus (which I never took), but I'm determined to get there.
imhilien: Rainbow (Rainbow)
Well, it's definitely winter now (sighs). I've got my warm clothes on and I'm currently near a heater. One thing I do like is seeing the autumn leaves; there are a lot of trees in the CBD whose leaves are various shades of gold / bronze / red right now. It also gives me an excuse to make a pudding from scratch - I recently bought a bag of cooking apples and made an apple and blueberry (from the freezer) crumble, yum.

Mothers Day was a few weeks ago and Dad & I took Mum out to lunch at Devonport, a suburb on the North Shore that always seems a step or two in the past, in a good way. I had pasta and didn't need any more meals that day. Afterwards I went to a second-hand bookshop on the main street and bought a book on archaeology that I'm still happily reading in doses. Afterwards we drove up to Mt Victoria to look at the view. Half way up I noticed this lovely old Victorian house painted various shades of green with a notice saying it was a writers residence. How lovely (sigh). We took some photos looking back to the city and I'll include one under a cut.Clicky-click... )

Movies - I recently saw 'Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2' which left me wishing yet again that I had my own spaceship that could play '70's rock and whatever else I felt like. I should look at my music and make my own list of 'Spaceship Music (To Play Really Loudly Going Past Something i.e. Mars).

PS: My sympathies for Manchester, what a horrible event.


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