blog 53: In which I just post one photo and then don’t say much else of note, because I figure that’s worth a 1000 words right there.

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It’s been a very busy time of late. I had a great week in Cairns in beautiful and warm Tropical Nth Queensland with the Year 8 boys of St Augustine’s College and I’ve just come back from a week in beautiful, but quite a bit windier and cooler, Melbourne.

A huge thanks to the awesome staff, students and teacher librarians at the following schools who made my Melbourne visit so enjoyable.

Rowville Secondary College
Camberwell High
St Jame’s College
St Bernard’s College
Brentwood Secondary College
St James the Apostle Primary School and
Casey Grammar

In between all that I had a birthday. See photo above where I am wearing and holding just two of the (far too many) fantastic presents I received from my son and daughter and their lovely partners. The Eric Vale figurine was hand-made by Joe based on his own illustrations form the series.

And please, speaking of my birthday, don’t worry for a moment, if you didn’t actually send me a Happy Birthday wish or a Present. I really didn’t expect you to.

After all, you’ve always been a bit thoughtless and cheap.

So, moving on.

The next 5 weeks are filled almost completely with school and festivals visits. So as well as schools in and around my hometown of Brisbane, I’ll be in Toowoomba, Hobart Tasmania, Ipswich, the Gold Coast and Gippsland Victoria as well as doing talks and workshops at the Brisbane and Melbourne Writers Festivals.

If you see me around, be sure to say Hi!


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7 Responses to blog 53: In which I just post one photo and then don’t say much else of note, because I figure that’s worth a 1000 words right there.

  1. Dimity Powell says:

    So where can we get these figurines then Mr Bauer? It looks jaw-droppingly awesome!! 😛 Or are they one of those priceless things in life like sunshine?


    • mgbauer says:

      ‘My Precious’ is the only one of its kind in the entire Universe Dim – and it’s all mine!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


      • Oh come now Mr Bauer. That sort of response does not stand up well in the playground of must-share-your-life-with-the-entire-universe-or else! Some sort of production line and method of distribution is clearly required. I’m sensing (lost) sales potential here…


  2. Elaine says:

    No, iPad I really meant apologise, not apologies Grrrr.


  3. Elaine says:

    Sorry I missed your birthday. I have only one excuse, I was on my death bed at the time. I know that is no real excuse so I will apologies again. Oh well … Um I guess I wasn’t really THAT sick but I was poorly. Oh, okay … The real reason is that I haven’t been on Facebook much lately, so I didn’t see their reminder. I wish you a great day tomorrow to make up for it. Love the figurine. 🙂


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