Monday, January 31, 2022

This Week...

I'm reading....

I finished a book this week. It was a relatively short book, and it was audio, but it still counts. And....and....I also reviewed it! Before the Coffee Gets Cold was a really enjoyable read and I am looking forward to listening to the follow up book.

But first, I have decided to listen to Stanley Tucci's narrate his memoir Taste: My Life Through Food. You may notice why when you see what I have been watching. I have just started listening today but I can already tell I am going to enjoy this one!


Keeping with the Italian theme, I should be able to finish Still Life by Sarah Winman tonight or maybe tomorrow. I have enjoyed it, and it does make me want to visit Florence. It has food, art, history and a touch of politics. What it doesn't have is speech marks!

I'm watching....

Last week we watched a series called Muster Dogs. This is the kind of reality TV I can get behind. The idea is that there are 5 puppies from the same litter of Australian Kelpies which are famous as working dogs here. They are each given to a farmer to train and then at the end of a year, they come back together to see which of the puppies has turned into the best working dog. It was lovely, feel good TV and reminded me of my grandfather who always had a working dog. They weren't always kelpies but there was at least one of those.

Our Saturday night had a distinctly Italian feel. We started watching Stanley Tucci's Search for Italy series and ended up watching 5 episodes. Tucci is travelling from one end of Italy to the other and looking at the food history of this fascinating country, meeting interesting people, eating delicious looking food and showcasing the country in general. I am looking forward to watching more


I am a bit tired today, and a little bit sunburnt, but it was worth it. Yesterday we went to a music event at the local historical house, or more precisely in the gardens. We set up our chairs in the sunshine at around 11.30 in the morning and proceeded to watch quality Australian music all day. It was around 28C/80F which you would probably think would be ideal, but boy it was hot! I am so glad that it wasn't hotter!  I am not very burnt but just a couple of spots here and there where I didn't quite get the sunscreen every time I reapplied. 

The artists we got to see were Chocolate Starfish, Vika and Linda Bull, Black Sorrows, Jon Stevens, The Living End and Jimmy Barnes. There were so many highlights but I thought I would share something from Jon Stevens. He started out as the lead singer of Noiseworks who are a great band, but he also spent some time as the lead singer of INXS, so I thought I would share one of him singing Never Tear Us Apart. This is a more mellow version but the crowd went wild for this yesterday.

Posts from the week

Top Ten Tuesday: New to me authors in 2021

Weekend Cooking: Before the Coffee Gets Cold

I've linked this post to It's Monday, what are you reading? as hosted by Book Date


  1. It was a great day out Margie. So good to hear our fabulous Aussie muso’s at their best in beautiful surroundings. And those lovely little lemon cakes. Boy were they lemony! 😜Thanks

    1. Very lemony! lol

      It was a good day out for sure!

  2. Muster Dogs sounds like something we would really enjoy!

    1. It was a lovely way to spend a few hours Michele.

  3. I really want to watch Tucci's series.

  4. I read Tucci's memoir this month and loved it! (Reviewed here) Now I want to watch his TV series. He's such an interesting and humorous person!

  5. What an excellent line up, all our music festivals keep getting cancelled

    Wishing you a great reading week

    1. It was a good line up for sure Shelleyrae!

  6. Wow! What a variety! I saw a couple of episodes of Tucci's trip through Italy and I've seen his memoir around. The working dog show looks like the kind of reality TV I could enjoy too. Come see my week here. Happy reading!

  7. Muster Dogs sounds like my kind of reality TV too.

    28/80 degrees sounds heavenly to me! That's right around my favorite temperature. But I would be sunburnt too.

    Enjoy your week!



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