Cold, damp and dreary weather tends to wear down my cheerfulness even though I enjoy mysterious mist or a winter's day with a book by a log fire provided the house is nice and warm.
My free access to the Foxtel drama offerings has ended and I am pleased because I was watching too much TV along with being addicted to coronavirus news updates. At last I can go back to reading.
I am half way through reading Big Sister, Little Sister, Red Sister: Three Women at the Heart of 20th Centry China by Jung Chang. I enjoyed her previous book Wild Swans: Three Daughters of China which covered the story of her grandmother, mother and herself in Mao's China. This book covers the extraordinary lives of three sisters who were each married to powerful men of the era and exerted much power in their own right.
With China displaying much "discontent" with Australia at the moment I find it interesting to understand a little more of their history and motivations.