It’s been brought to my attention that I haven’t blogged for a while (really good friends with marketing backgrounds will do that for you!) It’s not that there hasn’t been stuff happening, but as its mostly been my friends reading my blog, I tend to just call them for a chat. Now that my new book is coming out, with a fair amount of to-do about it, it seems possible that someone else might care to read my thoughts on things.
Dropping both my boys at school today, the little guy’s second day of kindergarten, I was feeling a bit mopey so I chose to write about inanimate things I really like to cheer myself up. Coffee, wine and good chocolate are in the Food race and there is a clear winner. After having a bug for the last week, shunning all food and not able to face wine, I still managed to force down several cups of coffee a day, which was the decider in the race, though it did make me go slightly crazy. I’m now all better and sitting at one of my favourite coffee shops, watching the good looking hipsters doing their thing. I think there is a correlation between the size of the beard and the quality of the brew. I still don’t get the whole beard thing, but it makes more sense than the moustache thing that seems to be thankfully fading away (hopefully to never arise again in my lifetime). I think I must have watched Grizzly Adams too much at an impressionable age, because watching the young man with the substantial beard grinding the beans makes me think of living in a lovely log cabin in the wilds with the bear for a pet and how peaceful and idyllic the whole thing would be. In reality, it would probably be a grindingly weary subsistence existence, but I’m not going to let that stop my fantasy. Carrying on that train of thought – does anyone know what happened to the Grizzly Bear at Taronga Zoo? His enclosure has been taken over by Sun Bears! Hopefully it was a bloodless coup.