Category: books

Week 19/2024: Supremely judgmental

Supremely judgmental Week of 6 May 2024 This week was the 200th anniversary celebrations for the Supreme Court of Tasmania. And Sunday was Mother’s Day. Supreme Court My favourite building It’s no secret that my favourite building in Hobart (that is still standing) is the Supreme Court. And on...

Week 17/2024: Somatic stagecraft

Week of 22 April 2024 It was a quiet week. I had Monday off to recover from the holiday and Thursday was a public holiday. Somatic Stagecraft On Saturday I went to a workshop called Somatic Stagecraft with Jem Nicholas and Bec Tilley. Jem is an Alexander Technique teacher,...

Week 16/2024: A recap of the week

Week of 15 April 2024 This is a quick summary of week 16 while I catch up with the travel blog posts from the Canberra and NSW trip. You can read the first travel blog post here. Week 16 summary Habit tracker 9.30 shutdown: 3/7 days 8,000 steps: 7/7...

Tasmania reads

Tasmania Reads: Try something new Tasmania Reads week is an annual week of events to promote and celebrate the art of reading across Tasmania. It’s run by Libraries Tasmania and this year’s theme was to “try something new”, which might include reading a new genre, a different author or...

Week 21/2023: Thinking and planning

Week of 22 May 2023 Thinking and planning This week was a bit of a thinking and planning week. Like last week (and, spoiler alert, next week), I did very badly on tracking my habits so there’s no update there. I need to review everything, put a few new...

Week 16/2023: The central cookery book

Week of 17 April 2023 The Central Cookery Book I recently discovered an Instagram account called @vintagestasrecipes, which posts photos of old cookbooks and related ephemera. It made me think of Tasmania’s best-known old cookbook, The Central Cookery Book, which was probably found in the homes of most Tasmanians,...

Stolen Focus

Stolen Focus I’d heard a lot about Stolen Focus by Johann Hari. A couple of people I know had read it, and it kept popping up in book lists and newsletters from bookstores. There was a long wait for it at the library so I only got it right...

Week 52/2022: It’s not the end

Week 52/2022: Week of 26 December 2022 It’s not the end I’m one of those lucky people for whom the end of the year is an enforced shutdown. My favourite thing to do during this week is to not do anything and not go anywhere. And that is precisely...

Four thousand weeks

Embracing my finitude and living my life I wrote about the book Four Thousand Weeks several times earlier this year and I felt like I had to write a post about it because it has the potential to change my life. But I kept putting it off and wondering...

Giving myself a bedtime

Giving myself a bedtime A lesson from Tranquility by Tuesday Late last week I read about Laura Vanderkam’s new book Tranquility by Tuesday, which is subtitled 9 Ways to Calm the Chaos and Make Time for What Matters. I took one look at what the book was about and...