Show and Tell this week is your street. Here’s mine.
I took these standing directly outside our place, looking further along the street. Just around this bend it becomes a dirt road. We head that way on our way to school every morning, and this morning saw seven kangaroos. All before 8.45 am. Not bad.
And back the other way.
And beside me as I snapped, a baby gum tree still wearing its baby leaves. (Which I picked to accompany some Tim Tams on their long journey across the seas recently).
And now I must head off along that very road to collect the wee ones from school.
Before I go, I have a favour to ask of all you librarian types and/or parents of older children. My #1, aged 12, has reached a whole new level in his reading and is craving mystery and crime books. He’s way beyond the Famous Five mystery type of stuff (although he loved them last year), and is currently devouring all the Agatha Christies he can find in the library. But he’s hankering for more, and not being a fan of the crime genre myself, I am not much help. I don’t want him reading Ian Rankin or anything gory, with sexual violence and torture and so on. The odd shooting, stabbing and garrotting is fine (I can’t quite believe I am typing this …). Can anyone suggest some good mystery/crime authors for Young Adults? Actually, a very young innocent non-streetwise wee thing, really. Hardy Boys … too young? Alfred Hitchcock? Sherlock Holmes? Help!