alisonayers Shoeby-dooby-doo 2d

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alisonayers Our latest little knitting project, in Riley St, Surry Hills. See more @kitty_knitter #yarnbomb #surryhills #yarnbombsydney #kittyknitter 2w

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alisonayers A happy walk in the Domain 2w

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alisonayers Loved Chapter One!! Now DREADING the inevitable film of Go Set A Watchman. Who will play Scout? The hottest southern character since Scarlett O'Hara. Thank heavens Reese is too old. #poisonedchalice 3w

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alisonayers Another one for #book_chat - The Vintner's Luck by Elizabeth Knox. A constant companion for quite a few years, this is a love story and murder mystery set against the Napoleonic wars and historic French vineyards. The Times summed it up rather well: "a beautifully written exploration of the inexplicable into which is woven an all-too-human chronicle of burning desire, violence, murderousness, bitter jealousy, curio usury, sexual deviation, shame and a fidelity of sorts.." Phew! It stars an Angel. Knox then went on to write about vampires. Her sister Sara Knox wrote the cracking wartime gay love story The Orphan Gunner. What a family. #book_chat @kimpearsoninteriordesigner @julie_gibbs 3w

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alisonayers Trying to drill down to a favourite book to re-read. Wading past the much handled Austen, Bronte and friends to a modern pal. Any Human Heart by William Boyd is an ideal book to dip in and out of. The hero is a writer who lives through key moments of the twentieth century, always coincidentally surfing the zeitgeist as a literary/arty/spy Forest Gump might have. Actually that's an awful way to describe this dear man, but you get my drift. Beautiful love story, hilarious brushes with fame - the Duchess of Windsor is a killer. And also available as a charming mini series starring that dishy Matthew Macfadyen! #book_chat @julie_gibbs @kimpearsoninteriordesigner 3w

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alisonayers The #book_chat theme this month is a killer - what book do you re-read? Ah, that would be all of them. It's a terrible thing, knowing that each revisit robs you of a new book opportunity - we can only read so many books before we die - but I'm a hopeless case. Characters become friends, beloved stories are a font of comfort and joy, and my library provides a vent for any excess of emotion. @julie_gibbs @kimpearsoninteriordesigner 3w
  •   gaga_sue Yes, I recognise a few familiar spines there! 3w
  •   leeridder We must have similar taste: Kate Atkinson, William Boyd & Cire Trudon candles!! 3w
  •   alisonayers @leeridder Oh yes, a little Spiritus Sancti or Roi Soleil creates a perfect atmosphere for an afternoon between the pages! 3w
  •   julie_gibbs Glad to see Sarah Waters there. I am working through her backlist now. How great is Fingersmith?! Cire Trudon essential to scent one's reading room too! @kimpearsoninteriordesigner 3w
  •   kitty_knitter Oh yes, Sarah Waters is one to return to - more rewarding with each reading. I'm rather fixated on The Night Watch but love them all. @julie_gibbs 3w
  •   kimpearsoninteriordesigner I was only gazing at my stack of Faulkner the other night thinking time for a revisit ... And Possession (she sighs and gazes now into the distance ...) wonderful peek Alison! @julie_gibbs @book_chat 3w
  •   kimpearsoninteriordesigner SS and RS my favourites along with Ernest and Carmelite and Al K .... @julie_gibbs 3w
  •   robynh66 I so agree I slow down reading at the end as I am so reluctant to say goodbye to these people who night after night I get involved with their lives. A re-read is a great friend re-visited. Pressure off you know how it turns out! Just enjoy their company. @alisonayers 2w

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alisonayers The Great Bromeliad Muster is underway. Taking out all the plants, adding good soil plus cow, sheep and chook manure, then replanting the garden. Fragrant indeed! #streetgarden #communitygarden 1mon

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alisonayers Island time. It's all about sunrise and sunset, so dinner bookings start at 5.30. Pink champagne with our 'pensioner special' please. #islandtime #hamiltonisland 1mon

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alisonayers What a fun day, my first time out on a catamaran, with Captain Pugwash at the rudder. #hamiltonisland 1mon

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alisonayers Captain Pugwash returns to the sea #hamiltonisland 1mon

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alisonayers Balcony visitor - casing the joint for later atrocities! #islandlife #cockatoo #hamiltonisland #dontfeedthebirds 1mon
  •   gaga_sue You were lucky to get such a good close-up! 1mon
  •   alisonayers Susan this little punk and his pals later ate my book and pooped on my bed! But I love them. @gaga_sue 1mon
  •   gaga_sue Ha! 1mon

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alisonayers More than 300 weddings each year...#hamiltonisland #love 1mon

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alisonayers Gone. I love these silver twilights. #sunset #onetreehill #hamiltonisland 1mon

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