Gizmo the 11 year old short-haired border collie dropped in to Blarney yesterday. Gizmo belongs to the bookshop Red Rock Books & Gallery in Horsham! Ashamed to say, we haven't yet paid a visit to this bookshop but owner Marian has a Port Fairy holiday house so over the years we have managed much book talk and become good friends in the process! Nearly all the booksellers I've met over the last 15 years have been the most amazing and friendliest people on the planet! It's a brilliant community to be part of. If you're ever in Horsham, go and say hi to them!
1 day ago
Yoga with Yoshi kicks off tomorrow evening.
Upstairs at the Middle Island Health Clinic.
See you there.
🙏🧘♂️🤸♀️ at Warrnambool, Victoria
The calm before the storm... They've been threatening rain and storms all day but the weather gods might be saving the action for tonight! Lurking in this river is a seal who is in a bit of trouble with the town at the moment - he took a bite out of someone last week who apparently has had to have reconstructive surgery on their leg as a result. But the actual moral of the story is not to feed the seal, ever. Or tease or poke or try to pat it. It is a wild animal, after all. It's so upsetting to think the animal might be euthanased as a result of our own stupidity. Rant over.
It was a day for secondhand books today - the only two new books sold were 'A Hole in my Genes' by Jodi Fleming and the Reg Mombassa (to a guy who once met Reg on a plane). We also bought three boxes of books from people off the street, and didn't buy two other collections we were offered. Also discussed with a local woman her idea of a children's book club to be run through the shop. One man said to me, "I remember when you used to be on the main street." It was never us on the main street. The secondhand bookshop which was there was run by my friend and colleague Beryl Franklin, who had been there for 10+ years before we arrived. She was a tremendous help to us and a cherished friend who grew sick long before her time. Her little shop has gone now, and we still miss her. 💐