Thursday, 13 March 2008

Crazy, Crazy (in a good way!)

Wow so much for quiet time! Life has been crazy crazy, but in a good way!
Last friday I got to see one of my most favourite musician/singers perform the most amazing show. There is something about his voice and the music that just goes right to my very core and grabs and moves me in a way I find hard to describe, except it is one of the best feelings ever. I love the fact that music can do that, can transport you to another place and mesmerise.

Then on saturday I headed off for a long weekend in Melbourne, caught up on some serious shopping, eating nice food, enjoying the heat (37 degrees!), and seeing the Nick Cave exhibition. It was such a great collection of his work, notebooks, journals, personal items, a very intense, clever person. I was particularly pleased to see in real life some Anton Corbijn photographs, I have a book of his work (including the Nick Cave pictures) but the effect in reality is quite stunning. His use of shadow and light and just capturing a person is very special.

Following Melbourne I spent a few days in our capital Canberra for work. What a crazy place! The best part by far was managing to skive off at lunch time and get to see our Parliament in action. (Yes I am very much a political nerd I'm afraid, I do love this stuff!)The first thing we saw was the Prime Minister announce that that day Australia's enforcement of the Kyoto Protocol would come into effect, finally, so fantastic. Then we got to see all the performance and ceremony of question time, actually quite amusing and entertaining.

Now I am back home and looking back amazed at how much I have done, and yet tonight too is such a special night, my four year aniversary with rd, so it's out for dinner to celebrate!
I'll sleep and be quiet sometime later!


Robin said...

Wow, it sounds like you've been having some great times!
Congrats on your anniversary, too!

Anonymous said...

Congrats on your anniversary and kudos to Parliament!