Of course, the downside of being productive offline is that there's not much oomph left by the time I get online in the afternoon, but I remind myself that it's only a temporary measure...
Inbetween sanding and painting the kitchen (which really is a tiny space for the amount of work/time/trips to Bunnings it's taking), last week I managed to:
- go to the Wheeler Centre for one of their Debut Mondays events - an excellent (free!) opportunity to hear first-time authors read from their books and then stalk-I mean, chat with them
- read Loving Richard Feynman by Penny Tangey*, which was brilliant and well-deserving of its Children's Book Council of Australia book of the year nomination
- finish knitting the second lairy leg warmer (which of course was the weather's cue to bring a heatwave, so it's too hot to even put them on for a photo)
- see Ross Noble's Melbourne Comedy festival show.
*In the interests of full disclosure, Penny and I share an agent and we've met a few times and I think she's an all-round ace chick. (But I don't think any of that coloured my enjoyment of LRF - it's a seriously excellent book!)