Sunday, June 22, 2008
To compensate Rob & I indulged ourselves yesterday with a long visit to the beautiful Great Sandy Desert land claim exhibition at the National Museum and then to the movies: Unfinished Sky. We loved this intriguing and thoughtful film, making us curious about the Dutch made Polish Wife film on which it was based. Evil and good men in an ominous landscape: it made me wonder how they made a Dutch landscape look ominous....neat patchwork fields, lots of tulips and windmills....hmmmm.
We got some quality time in with Miss Ella today. She did a post mortem on my handbag and then helped us set out the markers for the paved path we are planning for J&J & Miss E's backyard. She was 13 months old yesterday and it was our winter solstice today. Great weather for wearing your favourite beanie.
Sunday, June 15, 2008
Maddie's favourite was scones and cream.
While Sophie was drawn to anything with a strawberry in it. Luckily the Saturday afternoon Hyatt buffet included a range of strawberry based delights. The girls were very strategic in their timing at the buffet and kept notes on how many times certain guests returned to it (and the effect on their waistlines).We did a lot of talking about our favourite topics: food, school, exams, music, Maggie the dog, our fave films and TV shows, certain house guest's habits, travel and jewellery.
Tuesday, June 10, 2008
We caught up with all J.'s good news and successes over a long breakfast on the verandah of the very mellow Paddington Flowers and Cafe on Latrobe Terrace. Nobody will be surprised at where this very talented young man will end up!
We got back to Sunnybank in time to spruce up for the late afternoon wedding. I took this shot of Rob and his mum in the garden of Bobbie's unit at Sunnybank. It is a big relief for us to see her in this relaxed environment where there are so few hassles for her.
Cate and Philip's wedding was at the very pretty Hornibrook Park at Teneriffe. Briefly catching up with my fried Meg C-R just before the ceremony started was an added bonus for me. Meg C-R was making a brief escape, with husband Steve, from the rigours of marking year 11 essays.
Sunday, June 1, 2008
I am reading my Brett Whiteley biography again (written by his sister Frannie Hopkirk) and am taking much more notice of all the lower North shore reference points throughout the text. We'll be exploring Lucretia Ave. Longueville next time we're in Sydney. We passed Longueville on our right driving from Five Dock to Mosman.
I had an exciting week last week: Public Education Week which I formally launched on Thursday in Civic, followed by a big dinner at the National Press Club on Thursday night. I was positioned next to the local leader of the Liberal opposition, Zed Zjelsa (spelling?) over dinner, which was interesting.