Monday, April 18, 2022

This Week....

I'm reading

We went away for the Easter weekend, and that means that the single hardest thing to decide about what to take is which book to pack. I changed my mind several times but in the end I decided to take The Language of Food by Annabel Abbs

I did also finish reading The Snowy Mountain Cattleman last week. I am already looking forward to the next book in that series. In the meantime, I have a number of other books by this author that I can read!!

I'm Watching

My husband went to the movies for the first time since early 2020 with his 18 year old son. They watched Morbeus but one of the previews was for the new Top Gun movie. His son hadn't seen the original Top Gun movie so we all sat down and watched that together. I am not sure that he appreciated our singalong to the soundtrack or randomly shouting out the upcoming line in the movie. We enjoyed it though!

I also watched the first episode of the new series of Great Kiwi Bake Off. The new locations for it is absolutely spectacular.


On Saturday we headed off  a trip down the Great Ocean Road, one of the great drives of the world (and it's not just me that thinks that!). We drove as far as Apollo Bay on Saturday and then through to Warrnambool on Sunday. It was a great drive - history, ocean, mountains and so much more! Here's a few snaps from Cape Otway Lighthouse, The Twelve Apostles, Flagstaff Hill Maritime Museum and street art in Warrnambool.

Other amazing drives I have done include the Chapman's Peak Drive in Cape Town and the Big Sur coastline in America. We are currently planning our trip for the end of the year and maybe, just maybe, we might fit in another famous drive!

Posts from the last week

Top Ten Tuesday: Second Books in a series
Weekend Cooking: In Search of Good Chowder

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


  1. Looks like you had a great trip. Beautiful pictures.

    Hope you have a great week!

  2. My husband loves the original Top Gun movie and has been waiting for the new one for what is now years (thanks Covid!) I can't say I'm that excited about the new one, but I did enjoy the old one back in the day.

    Have a great week! - Melinda @ A Web of Stories

    1. We'll go and see the new one, but my hopes aren't that high Melinda!

  3. Great pictures! I take my Kindle when I leave the house and thus always have hundreds of books to choose from. Deciding on just one would be too hard. Come see my week here. Happy reading!

  4. I would love to drive that - that second pic ids amazing. And I was thinking of going to see Morbius as well...

    1. It's an amazing drive Greg! Definitely worth putting on your bucket list!

  5. Wow, what gorgeous photos! The colors are so vibrant - some really beautiful scenes you captured. Had to laugh about watching Top Gun with an 18-yr-old and you two singing along and saying all the lines! lol Sounds like our house :) We did try to give our sons (now in their mid-20's) a good education in modern classics from the 70's and 80's, but I don't think they've ever seen Top Gun! Might have to rectify that.

    And I totally agree about choosing just the right books for a trip!!

    Enjoy your books this week -

    Book By Book

  6. There were a million more photos Sue but had to limit myself!

  7. It looks like you had a great trip! I always have a hard time myself whitling down what books to bring on a trip. We were also thinking we need to watch Top Gun with our kids so they know what the second movie is about!

    1. It was fun to watch Top Gun again Laura..