We stayed at the venerable (1897) Shamrock Hotel in the center of town, walking distance to fantastic restaurants such as Bazzani's, good breakfast venue in yet another converted bank (Mully's Cafe), and the wonderful art gallery with its own cafe. We did manage to do things other than eat and drink (Bendigo pottery, eucalyptus distillery, the talking tram). Want to go back for more!
Our room was at the top right of photo.......We sat in these chairs in the lounge. Me sitting in the lounge. Mel and his mother enjoying our picnic lunch in the hotel room.
The camel bookmobile / by Masha Hamilton. Yes, this DOES sound like a book a librarian would like. It's based on a true story of a bookmobile service relying on camels in Kenya. I can recommend this title even to non-librarians.