Things that are making me happy this week

01. Melbourne Writers Festival program – an apt theme, given our uncertain times. In The Comfort Book, Matt Haig quotes film director Jean-Luc Godard who says a story should have a beginning, middle and end, but not necessarily in that order. Is it fair to say that we’re all craving classic narratives and conclusive endings, right now?!

02. Re: MWF, I’m looking forward to Douglas Stuart, Helen Garner, Jennifer Down, Jacinta Parsons, and a couple of online events. Crossing my fingers that more tickets are released for the Meg Mason and Bri Lee events.

03. So many of my friends have been in quarantine (we had a local exposure site), and they’ve just got out. I am deeply, deeply grateful to the 20,000+ people in Victoria who quarantined (and still are).

04. Silver (glo)mesh.

05. I had two really excellent GPs but both left the clinic rather abruptly (change in management). Anyway, I tracked them down, and both are working at clinics near me. Never underestimate the importance of a good GP.

06. One of my kids is in the process of picking VCE subjects. So glad that kids aren’t railroaded into uni courses by their subject choices like they were when I was that age. Also so glad that my son is clear about what he enjoys.

07. Watching the Olympics and Luxe Listings (Prime). Looking forward to the final season of Rosehaven (ABC) starting on Wednesday.

08. Related: I love this knitting story (and its ending).

09. Sunken Cherry and Lemon Cake from Classic German Baking.

4 responses

  1. I think that there are many of us who would like some way of thanking the thousands who’ve cooperated with the isolation-at-home rules… those people are just wonderful, and we owe them so much,
    I’m not thinking of an ephemeral clapping session, I want something like a song, or an artwork that celebrates their contribution.

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