Stats September 2019

Total km for the month     989          (12,845)
Most km in a day 292 (298)
Average Daily Km 32 (53)
Monthly Budget $2,000 $17,000
Monthly Spend $ 990 $19,259
Accommodation Nights 30 (241)
Family/Friends 11 (87)
Low/No cost 8 (90)
National Parks 0 (4)
Caravan Parks 7 (39)
Showgrounds 2 (14)
Station Stays 0 (2)
Pub Stays 2 (6)

Books read this month 4 (33)

Me of The Never Never by Fiona O’Loughlin

Comedian and mother of five, Fiona O’Loughlin gives a light hearted look into her life of growing up in a tiny South Australian town through to her marriage and move to Alice Springs where she based herself. Whilst juggling family life with her search for fame as a stand up comic, through to “making it” on the world stage, her life is a roller coaster of laughts, gags, and jokes. She lays bare her battle with alcohol. A battle that many in the public eye have, but few admit it.

Secrets of the Springs by Kerry McGinnis

Having read the author’s autobiography of life growing up in a droving family, I was looking forward to reading one of her subsequent novels. This one didn’t disapoint. With plenty of drama and romance and an outback setting somewhere north of Broken Hill, this author could quickly become a favorite.

Wind on the cattle by Pic Willetts

I picked this book up at the Drovers Camp in Camooweal. The author still lives in the town and is now well into his nineties. Pic started droving as a teenager and knows all the stock routes like the back of his hand. He was the last drover to bring a mob of cattle down the Murranji Track. No one drove more cattle in their lifetime than Pic Willetts. Sometimes it is a bit hard to follow as it is written how you imagine Pic spoke. Despite the length of the book and the details involved, I just imagine Pic was a man of few words. His actions and respect for the cattle in his control I feel speak volumes of the character and man that Pic is. The very last of his breed.

High Powered, Hot Blooded by Susan Mallery

Not sure how or why I ended up with this book. It was with a few that were given to me when i went back to Perth. Not my usual reading, this book was either written for or based on the movie, Pretty Woman.

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