Hello there, lovely ladies 🤗
This week, as we remembered those who died in battle, fighting for liberty, our Sydney Opera house was lit up with the blood red blooms that typically mark this day.
A stunning visual to show that we will never forget, isn’t it? ❣️
Then, in response to the excitement and incessant social media posts concerning the US elections, here’s a change of subject…
We’ve had some glorious rain this week, but with the deluge of water comes the muggy stickiness. Oh dear…. it’s never just right, is it? 😝
Not that I should complain. Those of you who’ve been with me for a while will know that we lived in the northern tip of Australia for a bit. And hot is not the word for the off-the-charts humidity there, so I should be used to it. The other thing you might recall is an offbeat practice that helped shape the Northern Territory’s (NT for short) reputation as the black sheep of Aus. The local broadsheet is known for it’s wild, eye catching headlines. I’ve posted a few of these in the past, and if you want a laugh, check out The Territory News. But most recently, they’ve added to their quirky (and by quirky I mean NAUGHTY) sense of humor by setting the Twittersphere alight with their new tourist ad campaign. The “See you (in the) Northern Territory” slogan/logo has raised eyebrows for obvious reasons…
LOL! 😂😂 Only in the Top End! See the ABC News site for this gasp-worthy marketing ploy.
Sharon shared this, the ideal place to keep your spare change… Imagine whipping this out at the supermarket! It’ll certainly be a conversation starter – a handmade vajayjay purse. You can even choose your preferred hairstyle!
Check out The Berry if you want to get yourself one of these… uhm… Hairy Mary baggies. *Winks to Katherine*
Storing tampons in a vajajay, no matter how cute, is a tad too literal for my sensibilities! LOL! 😂 There isn’t a smiley blushing enough for this!
This week I read:
The Goal by Elle Kennedy, book four in the Off-Campus series was a delightful little morsel. This book didn’t follow the normal path of boy meets girl/fall in love/fight/break up/then make up-style. Instead, it was a lovely, touching journey of making things work despite the lemons life sometimes throws at you. I adored the focused, patient hottie hockey player who knows his own heart AND his own mind.
Mr President by Katy Evans, book one in the White House series, left me with mixed feelings. On the one hand, the background story featuring the US political machine at work was a refreshing change, one that lead to steamy stolen moments between the two protagonists, and the buildup of said moments were exceptionally well timed. Personally, I adore a book with a tension wrought lead-up to the inevitable fireworks. But, conversely, the first half of the book felt extremely stilted, as if an editor went to town on the words, slashing away all the internal dialogue and feelings that would give the character’s struggles depth. Strangely, that same editor, seemed to have missed some vital edits concerning grammar. Considering Katy’s status on the best seller’s list, I expected better editorial care. Nevertheless, from my rating, you can see I gave Matt and C for Charlotte my thumbs up. On a closing note – it has to be said – **SPOILER ALERT** the book ended on a helluva’ cliffie. Bring on Commander in Chief!
Entrapment by Aleatha Romig, book four in the Infidelity series, was good, but not great. As with book three, I’m still struggling with the massive plot holes. With a fifth and final book coming, there may be scope for explaining some paths, but honestly, I don’t see that happening. I will finish the series, it’s pretty epic, and has some merit, but so far, nothing that will put it on my Favorites list. **SPOILER** And if I thought Mr President ended on a cliffie, this one took the cliffie-cake!
Currently I’m reading:
A Place in the Sun by R. S. Grey. Thank you, Susan 😘
Here’s a little something many of us can relate to…
The dreaded droop! Ageing sucks, yeah? LOL! 😂
That’s it from me, girls. Let’s chat. I hope you have a brilliant weekend.