With one day left before I leave Perth for five weeks I write this as a bridging post before the craziness of Home Alone 2 happens and I end up in New York whilst Leah arrives in London and I can't post for a few days.
If you missed the brief announcing post head here for a quick heads up on what's going on around here for the next few weeks as and when we have enough free time (and energy) to post some pics etc.
Amazingly it seemed to reach 30 degrees in Perth yesterday, a really pleasant Spring day that managed to surprise my delicate skin with a coating of redness, the weathers idea of a "fuck you buddy" as it laughs at our trip in to the last days of a European Summer that only reached these highs in its wildest dreams.
Spending the afternoon with friends in a beer garden is possibly the greatest way to spend a day like this and we have Esther and Beau to thank for a lovely afternoon of cold Heineken and good company. Gratuitous mentions as they tell me they will be deigning to read this blog in the next month.
So we've packed with a few days to spare, one suitcase for the two of us on the way there will almost certainly turn in to four on the way back with all of the shopping we intend to do. Not least with the vast array of bookshops on our itinerary. For all you fellow bibliophiles I hope to provide many a snap of what my Goodreads friend Richard might call "book porn."
On the movie watching horizon I hope to avoid the potential disaster of missing Paul Thomas Anderson's The Master in the cinema with a relaxing evening in London. There's a film museum on the South Bank too, if I find time. My mac is loaded up with some interesting and hopefully great films I am yet to see so I may even throw a review your way.
For now I leave you with my decisions for hand luggage reading. Of the 611 books on my shelves that I am yet to read, these six made the final cut to entertain me on the 24 hour flight to London via Doha on the award winning airline Qatar Airways. How do you pick one percent of your books to take with you? In this case it was easy, Hard Case Crime have been reissuing some vintage pulp crime novels for the past few years, by all accounts the majority of these are brilliant reads and aside from #001 Lawrence Block's Grifter's Game I am yet to read any of them.
Catch you soon I hope.