First up, almost snow on the farm. We were sent photos of snow - just a light dusting - about a 10 minute drive away but nothing at our place. It was cold though - apparent temperatures of minus 5 and 6. We have a very shy group of cows on this year - most have calved, but as you can see by the photo above, the babies are doing great. That's them checking out the trough. Their mothers were hiding in the trees.
Then there was the Pluto Flyby - I was glued to Twitter watching it unfold. Funny, because when they launched New Horizons in January 2006, it was another two months before Twitter was developed and another six months before it was launched. That's how long it takes to get to Pluto. I think I need some serious world building for my interplanetary series I'm writing, because everyone would be dead by the time they get where I'm sending them.
And last, but by no means least - Home For Christmas finalled in the Romance Writers of Australia Ella Competition for novellas published in 2014. What a lovely surprise. I've added the other finalists to my to-be-read pile and am looking forward to finishing their works before I see them in Melbourne in August.