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Well it has been some months since I have posted a newsletter and Spring seems the perfect season to reconnect. With flowers blooming all over everywhere, trees all leafy and now jacarandas and flame trees beginning to burst open with purples and reds across the skyline and suburban streets, the mad-crazy beautiful flowers all over the passionfruit vine in my backyard and heads of flowers on hydrangeas getting bigger, plus more, the days are lovely. Flowers and bees are glorious things aren’t they?
The last 6 months I have been busy with a few little travels and work of course. A 5 day visit to Daydream Island and the Barrier Reef, to see before it disappears, was fun with my daughter and her BF; a 2000km solo winter road trip out to Broken Hill and back to Sydney, via Wilcannia (out) and Mildura (back), was absolutely fabulous and I highly recommend; a trip to Brisbane to see family and go to my 40 year School Reunion (strange and good); another little solo road trip Sydney to Minnie Water north of Coffs Harbour to stay with my sister in their holiday house – beautiful coast, lots of whales and wonderful rockpools; and other small day trips here and there. I love a drive.
There have been good Festivals on around town and exhibitions in the major galleries – I love the Art Gallery NSW on a Wednesday night when there are no tourists. You must get to SH Ervin Gallery, River on the Brink (until 17 Nov) if you can. The newest fashion exhibition I can’t wait to visit is the Jenny Kee & Linda Jackson show on at the Powerhouse Museum (Sydney).
The last three weeks I’ve had a big show a week – it’s just worked out that way. Chicago at The Capitol Theatre – what a beautiful art deco theatre and the play was pretty good too – especially Casey Donovan belting out When You’re Good to Mama. Last week I was at the Edinburgh Military Tattoo with my 86 year old dad and his baby sister – and one of my daughters came as moral support. The Tattoo was not our choice, but it was a big wish for my dad to go. It was epic and we went – and I will admit we really enjoyed it. And then last night was another biggie with Cirque de Soleil: Kurios. This is 2+ hours of being in another world dimension and it is incredible what the body can do. Fabulous stuff. For me now, I need a rest!
So lots to read here. I have included below a few highlights of shows I love, on now around town. Click away on the links if you don’t feel like reading, or just grab the quick details at the top of the posts.
So happy book reading and gallery hopping and movie watching – I didn’t even go there this time around – and driving and walking… until next time.