Nothing like some autumn sunshine to lift spirits. And every man and his dog was out in Melbourne today to do some basking in it.
I went into the city to go to the library and pick up some wool for a yarn-bombing project (more about that later), and when I got off the tram at Flinders St there was a HUGE open skip on the side of the road full of books. Hundreds of them. I don't know who was throwing them out, or why, but the bin had attracted a sizeable crowd.
It was heartening to see the good citizens of Melbourne (City of Literature) picking through a dumpster of books, and I wish I'd had a camera. Everyone was at it - from well-heeled matrons to skinny jean hipsters to fluoro-orange-vested tradies. All looking for a good read on a Saturday and none too proud to nose-dive into a bin for it.
What a literary bunch we are!
The NBN is supposed to be "fast"
8 hours ago