Saturday, May 22, 2010

arrival of winter

In the past two weeks, the weather has turned cold here, and the rains have started. It's funny how you wish all summer for cooler weather, but as soon as the winter comes, you dream of sunshiney days. It has been nice, however, to "rug up" as they say, and wear cozy sweaters and make pots of chili.

We've been busy lately - working altogether to much, and doing some travelling as well. The Husband is getting to travel for work quite a bit in the next month, which makes him very happy. As I have had some exciting new changes to my job, I'll also be looking at doing some travelling in the next while. Pretty exciting stuff.

Not all that much to report lately, just wanted to share a few photos taken at a popular kayaking spot nearby, on one of the last of our warm autumn weekends.

Sunday, May 9, 2010


Last night we had tickets to the symphony. Now, I know you are probably scrunching your nose and rolling your eyes and thinking "really? the symphony?!"... but seriously, it was one of the best nights of entertainment I have ever had.

When I was growing up, we didn't get to watch regular TV. But we did get to watch whatever videos could be borrowed from the local library. And so my brothers and sisters and I grew up watching lots of animal documentaries, and lots of musicals. So when I heard that the Sydney Symphony was doing the best of Rodgers & Hammerstein's, on stage and screen, I was pretty excited. And rightly so - what a show it was!

Always a joy to attend a show in the world renowned Sydney Opera House, going there at night with it lit up and surrounded by people all dressed up is really an experience. We had fantastic seats and I felt like a kid in a candy store, watching all the different instruments and hearing them play the songs I grew up listening to. Definitely a night to remember.

The whole time, I was thinking about how much my family would have loved it, and how I wished they all could have been there with us. I am feeling a bit sorry for myself this weekend, as I am missing out on the big family party for my Mom today. But I am thinking of you, Mom. Hope you have a fantastic birthday and Happy Mother's Day! Mwah!

road trip to the roo valley

We took a drive down to one of my favourite towns, Berry, in the Southern Highlands region of New South Wales. I was hoping that we would see some lovely autumn colour, but it's been too warm lately and there wasn't much colour to be seen. Still, a nice drive and a fun day with my favourite guy.


A day that always makes me feel both proud and sad. It seems like it rains on ANZAC Day every year. Makes it hard to get some good photos, but we managed to get a few anyway. We had good intentions to go to the 4am dawn service, but it was pouring rain, and admittedly, very warm and cozy in bed. So, maybe next year. We did end the day in a very Aussie way - with a couple rounds of two-up at the Australian Hotel, in the Rocks.