Emily Bitto's debut novel about the Melbourne art scene in the 1930s-1940s. A rambling house and garden, the Surrey Dive, evenings of Dionysian excess in the artists' commune. A great read.
2. Welcome to Night Vale.
I may be the last person on the Internet to catch this podcast. Jason and I started listening on our trip to Finland. Although it's set in a small desert community, it seemed well suited to the isolated arctic landscape of Lapland. All Hail the Glow Cloud.
3. Lake Elizabeth, Forrest.
Jason and I went camping this weekend in the Otways, to catch some stars and some mountain-biking. Lake Elizabeth was created in the early 50s by a landslide into the Goulbourn river. The dead trees in this lake reflect so well that it feels like walking around an immensely deep crater.
I caught up with Tash, Mel and Mandy on Friday night and it was FUN. Tash drunkenly ordered a bottle of Shangiovese. So of course I had to tell Jason's Sean Connery-DIY joke ("I have only my shelf to blame").
** The least terrible of my photos from our hotel window.