Beanie’s Book Review 🐾 – The Baggage Handler

Beanie (and I) recently read The Baggage Handler by South Australian author David Rawlings.

I met David at this year’s Omega Writers’ Conference, where he ran a brilliant workshop on managing time while juggling different aspects to writing.

At the conference bookshop, I saw his novel for sale and was intrigued by the cover and the concept of it.

Figuring it was a good time to buy it, I did – and received a signed copy!

On my first night home I began reading the book and then smashed it out in two or three days. As suspected, it was an intriguing and addictive read.

It follows the story of three people who lose their baggage and visit the Baggage Handler. The story touches on some important themes, like not carrying other people’s baggage and the invitation to “unload” one’s own burdens. (The whole time I was reading, I kept thinking – “this needs to be made into a movie”.)

So, as you can guess I do recommend this book (as does Beanie). Beautiful writing and an intriguing storyline. 📖✔️

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After reading, a kip is always good.

Daylesford Dreaming

A travel story honouring the humble yet rejuvenating weekender; also the beauty of Daylesford in Autumn… Continue reading “Daylesford Dreaming”

3 Reasons Why Cats love Christmas Too

Cats. There are two traditional kinds of reactions to simply just the word. (Cats).

There’s the likers and there’s the, well, um those who may not be the biggest fans in the world. We know this.

For the sake of diplomacy and for the sake of those perhaps scarred by an experience with an ‘unfriendly’ or one might even say ‘antisocial’ cat, let’s also assume that there’s another camp of people who are on neither Camp Cat or Camp Un-Cat but Camp ‘Maybe Cat’. Continue reading “3 Reasons Why Cats love Christmas Too”

Leading The Way In Gluten Free: Spotlight on the Healthy Loaf Bakery

For Graham Gardner, a future filled with just making custard tarts, apple slices and the like was, somehow, less than satisfying. Despite being obligatory morning tea choices for many, for this health conscious baker it was, rather food for thought. Continue reading “Leading The Way In Gluten Free: Spotlight on the Healthy Loaf Bakery”