Wow, what a week. More than a hundred years after Australian women won the right to vote, our first female prime minister was installed into office yesterday. She wrestled leadership of the ALP and the PM-ship from Kevin Rudd in extraordinary circumstances. While I wish Julia Gillard had been elected by the public, it’s still quite a milestone. It’s going to an interesting few months in Australian politics.

Now to other topics… My lovely friend Kandy Shepherd sent me a copy of her latest book, HOME IS WHERE THE BARK IS. Behind the adorable cover is a fantastic read with good doses of romance, suspense, and Kandy’s trademark humour.

I looked after my neighbours’ pretty white cats for a few days, and in return they gave me these stunning chockies from the Hunter Valley. It’s lucky I managed to get a photo, ’cause these choc kitties are lonnnggg now.

It’s not exactly the best photo. I was more focused on scarfing those babies down. There are much better pics of fab foodstuffs at Epicute.