Stuff We Like #42 - Hotel Breakfast
In today's SWL, one of the simple joys of life from Angel:
In my old corporate life, I traveled frequently. When you travel for a large company, you're normally required to use approved flights, approved hotels, all that sort of nonsense. It was always kind of a crap shoot. One week, you might be in a lovely suite with a kitchen and refrigerator, the next you might be in some crummy dive where you wondered if the door lock actually worked.
Those days are over for me, but I learned a lot about my hotel preferences. I don't need fancy-schmancy, but I'd rather be somewhere safe and clean, with a room far away from the vending machines. And there should be breakfast, preferably included in the room rate. Look. I'm not all chipper and bright in the morning, but I do get up early. My body just does these things to me. When I'm up, I'm up. But I need to take my time -- coffee, breakfast, maybe some reading. Do not rush me. I won't be right the rest of the day. So if I have to go scrambling for breakfast who knows where or end up eating fast food breakfast, (bleh) I won't be a pleasant, happy Angel.
I truly appreciate hotels where I can get up early, get dressed, and wander downstairs to have that coffee and breakfast need fulfilled. Quiet time where I can gather my thoughts and my energy to face the day, whatever it might bring. Thank you, hotel breakfasts, for making the world safe for my family, co-workers, and fellow convention goers.
Welcome to another week of Stuff We Like with Freddy.
This week I want to talk about a mysteries series my dad stumbled upon on Netflix, and consequently got the rest of the family addicted to it.
It's called Miss Fisher's Murder Mysteries.
Netflix suggested to my dad because he watches a ton (sooo many) of Scandinavian crime dramas (Yes, they seem to be everywhere on Netflix.)
This series is set in 1920s Melbourne, Australia, and is centered around Phyrne Fisher who is a private detective. Her character is a fabulous example of a woman who challenges social ideals of the time. She drinks, carries on relations with men, she flies and drives, and sticks her nose into police business.
I feel half in love with this series because of Essie Davis's portrayal of this wonderful character. She is fun and vibrant, but deep and vulnerable. Phyrne is an advocate less fortunate, a forward thinker, and carries through tragedy while fighting her own demons.
The series is out of Australia and also based on a book series. The author even makes spot appearances on the show.
The mysteries are fun, and sometimes thrilling, to follow. It's a well done show, so well done people encouraged (and got) an encore third series even though there were only suppose to be two. (It drove my dad nuts waiting for the last season. He knew it was playing in Australia but had to wait a few months for it to show up on Netflix.)
Sometimes the algorithms suggesting stuff to you make no sense, and you're sitting there wondering why the hell the suggestion was made. In this case, Netflix was spot on and we enjoyed the show (and books) immensely.
If you have a Netflix account I suggest catching the series.
But you know what's funny? Toni (our resident Aussie) didn't even know about the series until I told her. It's kinda like the Emu War of 1932 all over again. And it's fantastic to introduce her to her own. ;)
Toni here for Stuff we Like lucky number 40... My original plan for this post was how much I don't like Freddy... I had so much to do today and then Freddy swooped in on that Facebook messenger she loves so much and told me it was my turn for SWL and then ran away... needless to say she quite quickly went down on my list of friends.
Instead I decided to post about something a little closer to home.
The Darwin Waterfront is a recent development here in the city. It's not finished yet, but I love what they've done so far. I went down there today, sat in one of the cafés this afternoon with my laptop and had the pleasure of reading Angel's Beside the Black Tarn. The view is spectacular and the activities they have on offer for the family are fun and just what's needed here in Darwin.
I love heading down there on the weekend with my daughter, having a swim in the wave pool and stopping in for lunch at one of the many restaurants. Of course my child always wants to stop in for some of the amazing gelato on the way home too.
Stuff We Like #39
Hello everyone! Welcome to another week of Stuff We Like with Freddy. I have to admit I was stumped for this week's post. I wasn't sure what I wanted to share about something I like.
The whole time I was having a conversation with Toni & Angel I couldn't think of a thing to write. (ha!) This is particularly amusing because I was conversing with them how I normally do - through Facebook Messenger.
That's when it hit me. FB - despite all its evil - has a tool I love. Messenger. FB itself is something I tolerate because FB Messenger keeps me in contact with my friends. There is hardly a day goes by that I'm not talking to my friends. I may not stay and chat on FB, but I am in constant communication with Angel and Toni (among others.) We live so far apart from each other things like hanging out or having a dinner together just doesn't happen as much as we would want it to.
Talking with them on messenger allows me a substitute (albeit not a perfect t one) for closeness I crave to have with my friends.
So today I won't be complaining about FB. Today I will be thankful that it's there and allows me a brief moment (or five) into my friends lives through messenger every day.
Free Potato Surprise!
Per order of the Prince of Thieves (AKA Shax), Potato Surprise is to be free for his subjects to love and adore him. *coughs* We mean get to know Shaxy better.
Amazon has changed the U.S. listing of Potato Surprise to free but has yet to do it for any of their sister sites in the UK, Canada, Germany, Australia and so forth.
If you could take 30 seconds on any of those sites to report the book free, we'd greatly appreciate it. We have emailed them, but have yet to hear anything back.
You can use the link from Apple (that'll get their attention) and report it using the link under product details. (Where it says 'tell us about a lower price?')
Apple link (for reporting): https://itun.es/us/YQ3T9.l