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Monday, November 9, 2009

Up up and away!!!!

Decided on the spur of the moment to go visit the children in Melbourne and leaving on Friday. I am so looking forward to this as it has been quite a few months since I saw them. Most parents here who have children studying abroad will see their children just once a year during Christmas vacations and I think I am truly blessed as I see them at least twice a year and when I do go to Melbourne, I hang around for a month at least. Weather in Melbourne is not very enticing as its
becoming really warm and I like to exchange our hot, humid weather for some cooler weather. Strangely this is the first time I am going to Melbourne in hot weather so lets see I how I weather that!!!

I have found some fabulous book bloggers and have been enjoying reading their reviews and ideas on books so very much. One of them chasing bawa is based in the UK is really very good and of much interest. Another Savidge Reads again a UK based blogger is very interesting to read. On a more personal note I won another book William's Wife which is a real treat for me and
another prize winner Julia and Julia is fabulous reading. One book blogger who ran a contest and
from whom I won a book was kind enough to send me a second book along with the prize winning book when she heard about the high cost of books in Sri Lanka. I thought that was particularly generous of her, when I look at the high cost of postage for books from the USA to Sri Lanka.

On the quilting side I finished my brother's quilt and I do hope he likes it. I have started hand quilting the quilt I started for my second daughter. Its a log cabin design in shades of red and
pink and looks a bit flamboyant, but I think she will like it. This will now be put on hold till I return but I do hope I can finish it in time for Christmas.

My blogging may be put on hold unless I am able to get computer time at the local library in Melbourne where I am a member. Looking forward to my visit and catching up with friends there as well.


  1. Enjoy your trip to Melbourne, and congrats on finishing your projects!

  2. Thanks Micki. At the moment in Changi Airport and enjoying the food!

  3. I hope you're having a fabulous time!

  4. Hi, thanks for recommending my blog!

    Regarding Love Marriage, the author V.V. Ganeshananthan is based in the US and her book is widely available outside Sri Lanka. I'm assuming the book is available in the Barefoot Bookshop, but you can probably find it in Melbourne.

    Enjoy your holiday in Melbourne!