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Wednesday, September 22, 2004

A La Recherche du Temps d'Interest

Really, life is not the non-stop cavalcade that it usually is right now, so not much to report. This is largely down to Dad being here, which is fun but limits our options when it comes to anything folk might be interested in. Summed up, we've been watching lots of movies, eating at the Hog's Breath Cafe, and trying the odd bushwalk along tracks in the local area.

We did go see the marvellous Bonnie 'Prince' Billy at the Annandale, and had a new experience for me in Oz; we unexpectedly ran into a mate who was there at the same gig. The unexpected bumping into experience is always good, but I don't know enough people here for it to work very often - it's even less likely than in London.

Speaking of London, we're already getting heavily booked up for our return in early Jan - a full itinerary of where we'll be on any given night (i.e. which pub) will be sorted out nearer the time.

Bookwise I'm up to #79 on the list, having just finished the wonderful but long 'The Way We Live Now', and I'm reading a couple of shorties to refresh the brain. Then it's on to one of the members of the axis of evil; Proust (eek!), who is joined in the unholy trio by James (aaargh!) and Richardson (yeurgh!). Wish me luck.

Tuesday, September 07, 2004

Miscellania, and more Rules

No posts for a while, so I'd better update.

Dad is still in Oz, but he's currently in Perth visiting a mate on the west side. My sister Amy and her hubbie James are in Canada, very kindly scouting out locations in Vancouver and Banff for our visit over Christmas. Mum's been arting it up in Edinburgh.

As for me and M, lots of DVDs (Kiss Me Kate, Along Came Polly), new albums (Nick Cave, Beta Band etc) and the odd bush walk.

Bizarrely, M's latest uni assignment involves walking 10,000 steps per day, so she's wearing a pedometer and strolling around the mean streets of Castle Hill of an evening. We had a storm on Sunday, and she ended up walking round in circles in the living room to make it up. So conscientious.

New Rules of Engagement! (See blogs passim)
- "What sort of message does this send out?" - Strike one
- "It's a sad indictment of our society" - Strike two
- (Local rules only) Any use of the neologism unAustralian - And you're out!