My sister got engaged.
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 insideadog.com.au 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...
Lovely times with the family...
and the rise of the Kermit Slaughter Shortbread