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Suzie Eisfelder

Suzie has been writing about books since 2009. She continues to write about books, writing, book shops, conventions and whatever other book related things come to hand. There is a distinct possibility she will die with a book in her hand.

The Gutenberg Revolution by John Man

If you’re a reader you’ve probably heard of Johannes Gutenberg, the father of printing. He was the first person to invent a moveable-type printing...

Hello Everyone!

It’s been a quiet four weeks on the blog. There’s a really good reason for that and I’ve been taking my time to rectify...

Book Fair Australia 2023

I was planning on writing last week. I had it all planned out. Drive from Sydney during the day and then in the evening...

The Other Passenger by Louise Candlish

One of the books sold to me by Helena’s Curiosity Shop. I’ve done really well with recommendations from bookshop workers. Out of all the...

Eleanor of Aquitaine by Alison Weir

I bought this book at the op shop. I’ve been doing a lot of looking at books at op shops recently. Trying not to...

Lion by Saroo Brierley

This is one of those heartrending books that are a delight to read. I bought it at the bookshop, Under the Silver Tree in...

The Cartographer’s Secret by Tea Cooper

Another of the books I bought at Helena’s Curiosity Shop in Bentleigh. It’s the last one of the set and I’m pretty happy with...

The Full Cupboard of Life by Alexander McCall Smith

This is one of the books I bought at Helena’s Curiosity Shop in Bentleigh. She helped me choose three books, but this one I...

Under the Silver Tree at Broken Hill

We recently took a few days out of our regular routine and went to Broken Hill. For those who don’t know, Broken Hill is...

Night Watch by Terry Pratchett

I should really be reading from my TBR Pile, but at the time I read Night Watch I was struggling with non-fiction and most...

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BLAKTIVISM – State Theatre, Southbank

King Stingray are the next generation to lead a line-up of living legends and rising voices of First Nations musical activism. Stand up and join Tasman Keith, Bart Willoughby, Emma Donovan, Deline Briscoe and more, for a collaborative set, performing together as the galvanised chorus of an...

Off-Road Adventures Await: Discover Hybrid Campers

Embarking on off-road adventures brings a thrill like no other. The vast Australian landscapes beckon, promising exploration and discovery. When it comes to choosing the perfect companion for such journeys, off-road hybrid campers stand out as a versatile and exciting option. In this exploration, we'll delve into...

Upcoming Retreats and Events in the Swami Community!

Namaste ! We hope this email finds you radiating positive energy and inner harmony. We like to take this opportunity to introduce some of the groups that are coming to stay with us. It is a pleasure to welcome them to our community. Take the time to have a look...

Queer PHOTO: ground-breaking LGBTQIA+ showcase taking over Melbourne’s West 

27 January 2024 – 24 March 2024 Presented by Midsumma and PHOTO 2024, in partnership with Creative Victoria's Go West program, Queer PHOTO is a first-of-its-kind collaboration – comprising artist commissions of large-scale outdoor artworks, gallery exhibitions and an interactive public performance program by local and international artists taking place...

Remote work, reduced pay: are we willing to make a trade?

The COVID-19 pandemic continues to reshape the workforce, with almost half of Australian workers willing to sacrifice part of their annual salary to work from home. New research by the University of South Australia has found that 45% of workers would be willing to accept a pay cut in exchange for...

Endangered Kangaroo Island Western Whipbird reemerges in wildlife refuge post-fires

Like finding a needle in a haystack, a pair were photographed within the feral predator-free haven Kangaroo Island’s endemic and endangered Western Whipbird has reappeared within the Western River Refuge, almost four years since the 2019/20 Black Summer fires, when the cryptic species was last seen foraging in the area. When the flames of the […]

Almost half (49%) of residents in regional areas say their area has had severe climate impacts compared to 43% in capital cities – Ipsos...

    Impact | Information | Action Almost half (49%) of residents in regional areas say their area has had severe climate impacts compared to 43% in capital cities – Ipsos climate change study  Six in 10 Australians say their government is not working hard enough to tackle climate change The media underestimates the impact […]

L’Oréal Groupe Australia and New Zealand announces one of the largest investments to the Great Barrier Reef Foundation to pioneer new coral restoration efforts...

L’Oréal Groupe Australia and New Zealand have announced today a new partnership with the Great Barrier Reef Foundation (GBRF), to help coral reefs withstand the devastating impacts of climate change. L’Oréal Groupe is reinforcing its longstanding commitment to biodiversity with a 6th new investment in coral reef regeneration with the Great Barrier Reef Foundation. Through […]

The Gutenberg Revolution by John Man

If you’re a reader you’ve probably heard of Johannes Gutenberg, the father of printing. He was the first person to invent a moveable-type printing press. In order for a printing press of this calibre to come into being a number of other things had to be invented....

50 shades of green: Profitability and sustainability are not mutually exclusive

By  Remo Carbone, CEO of MEQ, In late September this year, hundreds of people gathered in New York for Climate Week. First held in 2009 through a series of small panel discussions, the event has bloomed into a week-long series of high-profile events, networking and spectacle. It was even dubbed “Burning Man for Climate Geeks” by the New […]

Reuse Revolution Launches on the Mornington Peninsula

The Mornington Peninsula is serious about tackling landfill and litter, with leading hospitality venues and coffee lovers saying goodbye to single-use cups. A first for Victoria, the Peninsula’s ‘Plastic Pree Places’ initiative is launching a reuse revolution at Commonfolk Coffee and HomeGround in Mornington, culminating in ‘BYO Cup Day’ on 08 and 09 December. The […]

First JOLT and Transport for NSW EV charging stations launch providing 7kWh of free and fast charging for Sydney drivers

JOLT CEO Doug McNamee – Penrith site – Up to 50 JOLT chargers to be rolled out across key transport locations in Greater Sydney – Electric vehicle (EV) drivers in Greater Sydney will now have access to more free 7kWh, fast streetside charging stations, as JOLT and Transport for NSW today launch the first in […]