I haven’t blogged in what feels like forever, and my only excuse is that I’ve had a lot on, with little time to sleep. Last Thursday I saw Slash and the Conspirators live at Festival Hall. It was a last minute decision; I was meant to catch up with friends but that was cancelled so I bought tickets on an impulse. I’m a huge Guns n Roses fan and am slightly obsessed with Slash. He’s come to Melbourne a couple of times and I’ve always gone to see him; he puts on an epic performance which blows you away.
My main man Slash
I attended a cheese, chocolate and tea tasting event this week after work. It was hosted by ‘Storm in a Teacup’ and it was held in Swan St, Richmond. Each person was given a platter with different chocolates and cheeses, which were then matched with various teas. Who knew tea went so well with cheese and chocolate…It was a really informative class and I feel a bit more knowledgeable about different varieties of tea and what flavours go with what. Plus, an excuse to eat cheese is always good.
What we were presented with upon walking in…a feast for the eyes!
Of course, I couldn’t leave without buying some tea.
In other news, my book addiction is slowly spiralling out of control. I’ve always been a bookworm; when I was a kid I used to spend all of my pocket money on books. They are slowly taking over my house…yikes.
Here’s what I’ve bought lately:
Night by Elie Wiesel. I read this many years ago and it affected me greatly. I have always been drawn to The Holocaust and have read many stories and personal accounts of those who went through it.
The Husband’s Secret by Liane Moriarty. A friend recommended this and it is so, so good. Truly a book that keeps you on edge! I’ve almost finished it.
The Hypnotist’s Love Story by Liane Moriarty. I bought this purely because of the author.
The Street Sweeper by Elliot Perlman. I can’t tell you how many times I’ve picked up this book to buy but never did. I finally bought it yesterday and cannot wait to read it. It’s about the civil rights struggle in the US and the Nazi crimes throughout World War Two.
Me Before You by Jojo Moyes. This was a very moving, thought provoking book. It’s simply written but touches on some very human issues. After I finished it, I felt quite emotional and bittersweet. I highly recommend this book.
The Professional by Kresley Cole. This is one of those Fifty Shades of Grey type stories. The storyline is very far fetched but still enjoyable. The male character is one of those hunky, brutish types that makes you want to go to Russia.
Have you read any good books lately?