A kangaroo fence & an impromptu book review

Hello people. I took Vika on one of our extended walks this morning, hoping to walk out a sciatic hip – caused by half-sitting up in bed too long, reading, last night. Or this morning, 2:30 AM, to be precise. I was engrossed by a free e-book from Amazon for Samsung. ‘Never Kiss A Rake: Scandal at the House of Russell, by Anne Stuart.

never kiss a rake

Anguished by death. Driven by revenge.

Bryony Russell and her two sisters are left destitute by the disgrace and unexpected death of their father, a wealthy shipping magnate. He left a cryptic note, and Bryony is determined to find the real villain and clear her father’s name. In disguise as a servant, Bryony infiltrates the home of her father’s business partner to find proof of his guilt…or innocence. It’s not just clues that Bryony finds, but temptation too…

Once a month, I  get a choice of four books, and sometimes I have to select the best of a bad lot. But, wow, this one sucked me right in. Four decades or so ago, I loved reading Georgette Heyer, but this isn’t quite that sort of historical romance. This has a feisty heroine, a wickedly lewd hero, flying sparks, and ramped up tension. I loved the tongue-in-cheek humour. I was all set  to download the second book, but parting with six Aussie bucks nearly always stops me in my tracks, forcing that finger away from that oh-so-convenient buy now with one click button. That yellow bar is akin to chocolate bars by the checkout counter. While reading some of the reviews, I learned that this trilogy is less erotically charged than this author’s other series. Oh?

Umm, where was I? I didn’t mean to do a book review, but I’ll keep it.

The kangaroo fence, Argyle Street
The stunning kangaroo fence, Argyle Street, looking north-ish

We were on our morning walk, and we went past where the Shetland pony lives, to the end of Argyle Street. Down this end of the street I found an awesome sight – this concrete kangaroo fence.

I have pushed the brightness up a tad on the Nokia Lumia 530, else the photos are gloomy. The colour is pretty much how I see it.

Argyle Street, looking south-ish.

I live another block beyond the trees down the end.

Each had a different colour marble for an eye.
Each has a coloured marble for an eye.

Someone put a lot of work into this fence. I hope no-one was watching me standing there, with my gob hanging open in amazed awe. In case you are wondering, the only time the Shetland pony has been near enough for a photo was the day my phone was critically flat.

I hope you are having a good week-end. 🙂

7 thoughts on “A kangaroo fence & an impromptu book review

  1. FANTASTIC FENCE. What a wonderful idea. How long have you lived there now ???? You will have to change your walking route, what other gems are waiting around the proverbial corner.

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