Hello, everyone! I am back from my vacation!

We had a wonderful time in Perth, Australia. The weather there was quite hot and dry, since they are having summer at the moment. And due to this, I am more tanned than before, which is something I have been trying to avoid but just could not help with it.

The farmstay at The River Retreat was really a great experience to us, and viewing those luscious globes of grapes at the vineyard just made me happy and drooling at the same time. I will share my experiences and post some pictures about my trip at a later date, since I have not uploaded any of the pictures yet but I did manage to unpack all our luggage and done the laundry though. I hope everyone had a great weekend!

For our second Weekly Geeks of the new year and our second post without our founder Dewey, Joanne of The Book Zombie has these questions:

For those who have been with the group, either from the start or joined within recent months, what does being a member mean to you? What do you enjoy about the group? What are some of your more memorable Weekly Geeks that we might could do again? What could be improved as we continue the legacy that Dewey gave us?

For those just joining us, why did you sign up for Weekly Geeks? What would you like to see here?
One of the things I always admire about Dewey is her enthusiasm and her efforts in building the bookblog community. Honestly, to-date I could not think of anyone who is able to do this much better than her, yet. To me, particpating in the Weekly Geeks means more about anwering the questions (although I think they are great questions and not to mention so much fun!), it is the exploring and meeting new bookbloggers that make it more lively and interesting. I especially like Dewey's idea about discovering other bookblogs and posting about them (be it books and authors we like, or even share some pictures about our TBR pile and bookshelves). I think this is both a wonderful and an innovative way of learning more about other bloggers, don't you think so?

I am glad that Weekly Geeks continues, and I think this is a great way of paying tribute to Dewey. (Keep it up, Jill!)
19 Responses
  1. Sandy Nawrot Says:

    Welcome back! I look forward to seeing your pictures, so I can live vicariously through you! I am a relatively new blogger, so I was not acquainted with Dewey, but certainly her legacy and reputation will live on through all of you. She would be so proud!

  2. Welcome back, Melody! I am glad you had a great time in Australia. I look forward to seeing photos from your trip and hearing in more detail all that you did.

    Dewey was definitely a leader in the blogging community. She had a lot of great ideas that strengthened our community and brought us together.

  3. Anonymous Says:

    Welcome back Melody! I can't wait to see pictures of your vacation. It sounds great.

  4. Darlene Says:

    Welcome back Melody! I'm so glad you had a nice time. I can't wait to see some pictures.

  5. Ana S. Says:

    It's great to see you back, Melody! I'm glad you had a good time. I look forward to seeing some pictures!

    And I agree with you about what always made Weekly Geeks special. Dewey really was one of a kind, but I love that people are keeping her projects alive.

  6. Marg Says:

    I was born in Perth, so in many ways it feels like home, even though I left there nearly 20 years ago. The weather has been very hot over there though!

  7. Ladytink_534 Says:

    Glad you're back safe and sound!

  8. I'm so glad that your trip went well! I can't wait to see pictures--hopefully you'll get some up for us soon.

  9. Anonymous Says:

    Welcome back Melody. Glad you had a good time, really looking forward to the pictures.

  10. Alice Says:

    Welcome back, Melody! Take your time to settle down and can't wait to see the pics! Glad the trip was great. :)

  11. The Bookworm Says:

    welcome back!! glad to hear you had a nice time :)

  12. Melody Says:

    Sandy - Thank you! I'll try to post about my trip soon! Still haven't uploaded those pics yet. ;)

    Wendy - Thanks! I agree Dewey was definitely a leader in the blogging community. I'm glad to see that a few fellow bookbloggers are taking on the task of bringing her past activities alive again.

    Kristy - Thanks! You ladies have to give me some time about uploading our pics. Been very busy at home with two young ones, LOL.

    Dar - Thanks! I'm looking forward to drafting my post, hehe.

    Nymeth - I've missed you all! Dewey was one extraordinary lady, and she'll live in our hearts for a long time.

    Marg - Perth is a nice place. There're so many things to see over there but unfortunately, time is running short for us.

    Jen - Thanks! :)

    Trish - I was sorry that the vacation was over! I'm already looking forward to our next vacation, haha.

    Violet - Thank you! :)

    Alice - Thanks! I haven't really settled down, yet. My mind is still in Australia. LOL.

    Naida - Thanks! It was wonderful! :)

  13. Julia Says:

    Welcome back Melody! Sound like you had great trip!

  14. Melody Says:

    Thanks, Julia! I did enjoy myself! :D

  15. mariel Says:

    I was in Perth in November and I really liked it, though it did rain a bit. We have an office there, so maybe I should push for a secondment! Glad you had fun. I love vineyards...

  16. Wow Australia! Lucky you sounds nice. Happy Weekly Geek!

  17. Melody Says:

    Mariel - I'm hoping to visit Melbourne/Sydney next time! :)

    Shannon - Thanks! Happy Weekly Geek to you too! :)

  18. Iliana Says:

    So glad to see you back Melody! sounds like you guys had a great vacation and can't wait to see pictures!

    Weekly Geeks is so fun. I really need to get back to doing it. I agree, Dewey, was just awesome about building this community of ours.

  19. Melody Says:

    Iliana - I apologise that the post about my trip has to wait... I've been quite busy with the Lunar New Year's preparations and other stuff. But I promise I'll surely post about it. :)

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