February 2022 Newsletter

Welcome to the delayed February Newsletter. I am in Tasmania. It is amazing. I left Sydney and the terrible rain on the 23rd of February and drove to Beechworth for a couple of nights. Then onto my cousins in Melbourne then onto the Ferry. I did the day ferry and am very happy that I got a cabin. I spent 2 nights in Launceston then on to Hobart for the start of March. A whole month in Hobart then back home via Melbourne. So get excited about the March newsletter. With all the planning and not having internet for 10 days before I left home, this will be a relatively short one.


Yes, you read that correctly I watched a movie, “Armour of God”. I love a Jackie Chan movie, so much action, so little plot and lots of laughs.

Data science meets Covid

Here is a great article from the IEEE Spectrum magazine that examines why the vaccine isn’t working against Omicron? The Algorithm that Mapped Omicron Shows a Path Forward.

Free Resources Collator

When I was doing a bit of research into what I want to learn next I came across the Open Culture website. It has links to lots of free resources, courses, books, movies etc. I haven’t dived in a lot, no internet for 10 days will do that to you.

The Shfl

The Shfl is had to explain. It is a music recommendation site. If you are looking at expanding your music choices or you want to dive into some music that you’ve never come across before. I checked out 1970s Jazz Fusion guide. I then used the recommendations found the albums and made a playlist on Spotify.

Art inspiring the movies

On the domestika blog, there is this amazing article on 20 artworks that inspired famous movie scenes. Ok so I haven’t seen any of the movies but I did find it very interesting.

Summer Playlist

So summer has come to an end and so has my summer playlist on Spotify. It includes songs from Adele, Sting, James Reyne, Shawn Mendes, The Piano Guys, KEiiNO, sumika, Scary Pockets and so much more. I’ve started my Autumn playlist if you want to follow along through the next three months.


Yep, the book reading has continued at a never-ending pace. After I bored everyone in the last newsletter I’m just going to say I loved them all and list them

  • Nobody’s Sweetheart Now by Maggie Robinson – The first Lady Adelaide mystery whose husband is a ghost. It’s based in the 1920s.
  • A Brush With Shadows by Anna Lee Huber – Lady Darby mystery number 6 in the series
  • Bodies From the Library: Lost Tales of Mystery and Suspense from the Golden Age of Detection Edited by Tony Medawar – Short stories from authors from the golden age
  • Murder with Peacocks by Donna Andrews – First of the Meg Langslow mysteries, based in modern America she is a blacksmith
  • An Elderly Lady Must Not be Crossed by Helene Tursten – Not really a mystery but a very intriguing book based in Sweden and South Africa
  • Murder at Archly Manor by Sara Rosett – The first of the High Society Lady Detective stories starring Olive Belgrave based in 1920s London
  • Body on Baker Street by Vicki Delany – Number 2 of the Sherlock Holmes Bookshop Mysteries
  • Murder at Blackwater Bend by Clara McKenna – Number 2 in the Stella and Lyndy Mystery series


The ladies clean swept the Ashes. Extreme E is back and my two favourite drivers are together Molly Taylor and Kevin Hansen in the same team, JBXE. I was beside myself with excitement. Unfortunately, in the knockout race, Kevin injured his back and will be out for a couple of months. It wasn’t in a crash he just got out of the car and collapsed and was taken to hospital and is now in a brace. Very scary.
Even though it is strictly March news. I’m sad about the losses of Rod Marsh and Shane Warne. Such a shock.

Wrap up

I hope everyone is surviving the storm. My month will be full of Tasmania, the Ladies 50 over world cup and books.
Have fun