After rising before sparrow's, and a 90 minute flight, I arrived in Melbourne early on Friday morning. Leaving my luggage with Karen's neighbour at his office in the city, I fortified myself with coffee, and proceeded to wander the streets of Melbourne while I waited for Sunnie to arrive on the train from Karen's country property. In my meanderings I somehow found myself in Kill City bookshop, and left an hour or so later with Sunnie ...
Well here I am. Eating, drinking and reading - 3 of my favourite things. Festivities officially kicked off on Friday afternoon when Karen, Adam, Helen and I hooked up with Kerrie, Bob, Karen's neighbour, Fiona and Brian Kavanagh for the Chocolate Walking Tour. It's amazing how much you can justify prodigious over-indulgence in chocolate by telling each other that walking very short distances will negate the weight-gaining potential of pigging out. Then home to work on curing Helen's long-running cold with most excellent Margueritas with lime juice.
Well the first weekend of our 2007 MWF celebrations has been and gone and we have started again with a bang - or at the very least some desperately sore feet from strolling and sore ribs from laughing.
A link to SOHO Crime's newsletter arrived in my mailbox this morning - and Garry Disher and Colin Cotterill head up the entries.
Have a look at the newsletter: