It’s that time of the week/fortnight/month … Yup. It’s time for some good things! Let’s get amongst them, my friends.
Something GOOD For the Weekend
Something GOOD to do
Go and look at Kim Baise’s amazing Instagram account. You will not regret it.
Also? If you are in Melbourne you could come to one of the events I am doing? You can find out more here.
Something GOOD to ponder
Perhaps you could ponder seeing this excellent-looking documentary about booksellers? It seems exactly like the sort of thing we love, doesn’t it?!
Something GOOD to watch
I’ve watched a few GOOD things over the past week because I finished my Creative Writing unit (and am about to start my next unit – Poetry!)
1/ Total Control with Deb Mailman and Rachel Griffiths on ABC iView. This is such a brilliant series with an excellent cast. A must watch.
2/ The Australian Dream – the Adam Goodes documentary – also on ABC iView. What a truly good man Adam is. Everyone needs to see this film.
If you’re seeking something calm and positive and bolstering, Big Dreams, Small Spaces is exactly that. I have mentioned it before and I will mention it again!
Something GOOD to buy?
How ace are these personalised clutches by Fontem? So clever and thoughtful. They come in lots of colours and you can have one made with a typed message or a message in your own handwriting. Found via Etsy.
Something GOOD to read
I’m currently reading The Dry by Jane Harper. (I’m a bit slow to the party with this one, aren’t I? So far I am loving it!) Also? It’s set to be made into a film starring our own Eric Bana. Maybe you knew that, though?
In my continuing quest to encourage the avid collection of way too many books, here’s an article about a brilliant home library.
Something GOOD to cook
Hetty McKinnon’s grilled zucchini, zaatar and pearl couscous salad with cherry tomato confit. Yum.
Stuffed shells! Yes!
Mini okonomiyaki (Japanese pancakes) – as recommended by Catie M on Facebook. Yay.
And plum streusel cake? Yup!
Something/s GOOD to listen to
How about a little bit of Justin Bieber? This video made me cry (in a good way) and granted it’s fairly ‘white saviour’ but starting somewhere has got to be a not-bad thing. I really like Justin Bieber. He’s such a messy young gent and there’s something very real about him (even though yes … yes … much privilege etc.)
And while we’re at it, how about Taylor Swift’s new feminist anthem, The Man? I love it that she’s found her strength. (If you hate that word ‘feminist’, just remember it means equity between men and women. That’s not really something to hate now is it? Especially in light of so much current global injustice targeted fairly and squarely at women. Nice work, TS!!)
Maybe a little Bill Callahan, even? I think so.
Something/s GOOD to make
How about cardboard creatures a la the amazing Anna Walker??! Do you know Anna? She’s an amazing illustrator and one day I want to write a book with her. I truly do.
And here are a few stolen lines to take into your day.
“Beauty, the world seemed to say. And as if to prove it (scientifically) wherever he looked at the houses, at the railings, at the antelopes stretching over the palings, beauty sprang instantly. To watch a leaf quivering in the rush of air was an exquisite joy. Up in the sky swallows swooping, swerving, flinging themselves in and out, round and round, yet always with perfect control as if elastics held them; and the flies rising and falling; and the sun spotting now this leaf, now that, in mockery, dazzling it with soft gold in pure good temper; and now again some chime (it might be a motor horn) tinkling divinely on the grass stalks—all of this, calm and reasonable as it was, made out of ordinary things as it was, was the truth now; beauty, that was the truth now. Beauty was everywhere.” – from Mrs Dalloway by Virginia Woolf
Have a brilliant weekend, peaches! See you back here real soon!
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