I was going to write about the novel I’ve just finished – Margaret Drabble’s The Garrick Year – but got waylaid as I looked in various picture files on my desk- top. Somehow the koala pictures got into a file called Book Covers. Perhaps it was hiding.
I’m pretty sure it didn’t enjoy our impromptu session with the camera but I couldn’t resist – it’s not often I get to stand so close to a wild animal. Actually, it didn’t want to be close to me at all; we stopped the car when we saw it crossing the road and it clambered up a very small tree to get away from us as quickly as it could. My camera has a zoom so don’t worry, I wasn’t terrorizing the poor thing by getting right in its face.