Black Stump Dictionary,
Said What (Quotes),
Dictionary of Phrase and Fable,
Today in Literature,
Google Art Project,
Family History SA databases,
GenealogicalSociety of SA,
Almanacs and Directories at SLSA,
State Archive Search,
National Archives Search,
CIA World Factbook,
Aus Bureau of Stats,
Know Your Rights,
SOUTH AUSTRALIA AND ADELAIDE
History of SA;
About Australia: SA;
Australian Tourism Net: About SA;
Barossa: Our famous wine region;
Lavender Farm: Lyndoch in the Barossa Valley;
McLaren Vale: another beautiful wine region.
Things to do: In Adelaide;
Festival Centre in the city;
Play and Go & Kidspot for kids;
Weekend Notes; Only Adelaide;
Dusty Old Things; Garage Sales: Gumtree;
Gazza's. Draw a stickman.
Background: SA Weather,
Trees and shrubs of the Adelaide Hills;
Historic photos of SA.
Getting Around: The UBD Street Directory;
Adelaide Metro: bus, tram and train timetables;
Free City transport.
Woolworths; Big W;
Coles; Foodland SA:
Myers; Harris Scarfe;
Millers; Autograph; My Size;
Crikey dot com; Top breaking headlines;
ABC just in; The Lead, SA;
Q & A; the Drum;
Wendy Harmer's Hoopla;
Newspapers: Advertiser; Australian;
Melbourne Age; Recorder;
West Coast Sentinel; The Senior;
World front pages;
World newspapers. Newscartoons: Kudelka; Nicholson.
Magazines: The Spectator; Time.
ABC: Iview; SBS;
Radio: ABC Radio; ABC Adelaide 891;
Movies: Internet Movie Database;
At the Movies
Weather New Zealand; Tourism NZ
Currency converter; World Times; World Weather;
Book air flights:
Airfaresflights; Hotels.com; Trivago compares hotels; Booking.com
The Earl Grey Song-to let those here and overseas know how irritating it is to have on offer a box of 100 tea bags, none of which are actually tea. They are herbal tea,
infusions, flavours but not tea. It is a metaphor for the whole food industry at the moment. God forbid that anything should taste like itself.
GOOD READS-NON CRIME
Marian Keyes: March, 2013 read 'The Mystery of Mercy Close," so funny yet real.
Loved it-even liked the way the heroine is hooked on Scandinavian crime TV shows! Chiklit at iots best.
Peter Goldsworthy: impressive Adelaide author. Wish he'd write more.
Joanna Trollope: British upper class family dramas. Absorbing and realistic.
Catherine Alliott: Not That Kind of Girl, about marriage, fidelity and family.
Louise Bagshawe: more entertaining chik lit-light but great fun.
Liz Byrski: family and finding yourself aimed at older women.
Ben Elton: author of Popcorn, Dead Famous, Past Mortem, Chart Throb, all with modern and relevant plots.
David Lodge: engrossing novels set in British universities.
Loretta Hill May, 2013-writes Australian romances based on her experience as an engineer in
mining. Engaging read with humour and convincing background detail.
Kate Atkinson: Wonderful reads.
John Grisham almost always exciting law tales but latest, Gray Mountain, was awful, with an especially unpleasant female lawyer.
Monica McInerney raised in Clare, SA, writes gripping family based sagas with an Irish/ Australian connection.
M.C. Beaton author of the Hamish Macbeth and Agatha Raisin series and of wonderfully witty Regency romances, originally under her name of Marion Chesney.
I love science fiction but can't find anything modern to like-not interested in space fighting or medieval worlds recreated. Real modern science projected into the future would be
excellent. How far can mobile communication go? Will the world be plagued by heat and dust and extreme cold due to climate change, humans struggling to survive in bleak environs?
Is anyone writing about these issues?
Australian Book Reviews: New York Times book reviews.
Images: At left: Gawler Hall and Institute. Main page: Mum's favourite, Jonny Jumpups, in my garden, mixed up with the chives; Captain Cook's book at Christchurch Museum
Email: Louise This new index page created 23-12-2011; Changed title 15-5-2012,
updated 30-12-2014. Changed hosting from Planet Domain to GoDaddy on 12-1-2015. Latest update 18-4-2016.