Saturday, 31 December 2011

2011 in pictures

My sister got engaged.
And I left Adelaide...
for a new job at the State Library of Victoria - Centre for Youth Literature - where YA literature is now my profession.
I had fallen in love with Melbourne by this point.  It didn't take all that long.
Finally went to the Melbourne Gaol (gaols seem to be a sight seeing tradition in my family)
Relaunch of my first official event at CYL.  Bernard Beckett mesmerised the crowd with his wonderful words of wisdom and I tried not to knock my knees.
Reading Matters conference.  It was big, impressive and I cannot wait to do it all again in 2013.
Leanne Hall and Cath Crowley discussing the use of a single night in Melbourne as the setting for their titles (This is Shyness and Graffiti Moon).  They both showed pictures from their late night explorations they used as inspiration.
I really really felt in love with Melbourne at this point.
My first regional tour for CYL meant spending a week in country Victoria with the supremely talented Elizabeth Honey and Melina Marchetta.  We were joined along the way by Tim Pegler, John Romeril, Christie Niemen and Lorraine Marwood.
I attended my first Melbourne Writers' Festival where I also had the privilege of chairing a session with the effervescent Maggie Stiefvater (Scorpio Races, Shiver).
...or as I like to call it WeddingPalooza Month
With the sun came some exploring...
and some discoveries.

Lovely times with the family...

and the rise of the Kermit Slaughter Shortbread


Tez Miller said...

Bless you, Lego Panda :-) *hugs* And I totally want to eat those Kermitbreads!

Elisquared said...

You're year looked like it was packed full of awesome!

I always forget that the seasons in Australia are opposite from the United States. I love the picture of the church(?); the colors pop really well!

Happy New Year!

Marg said...

Looks like a great year!

Anonymous said...

Loved all the photos. Perhaps 2012 will include a photo with us hanging out in real life?

Adele said...