So here is a rather belated post about Adelaide, Melbourne,Sigur Rósand Radiohead. It’s belated because I felt sick last week after I got back and this week has gone so so fast. Cannot believe it’s almost December! Anyway it was lovely to have a bit of a break, Adelaide is a funny old town that I really can’t quite get my head around (where is the spot to go? being from Hobart you expect some sort of Salamanca equivalent), but we had a really nice meal at est (baked rocquefort gnocchi mm mm), wandered around Ikea (where I brought the heaviest candelabra on earth) had an ice cream in the botanical gardens and thenSigur Rós….. They were exceptional, Jonsi’s voice is exceptional, Orri is a kick-ass drummer and they were loud and soft and sweet and played most of my favourites, but interestingly it has been the newer song Varúð that has stuck with me (I think this is because I knew the older stuff inside and out) but this one I learnt it more when they played it live and I love that (check it out here if you like). Then the next day we were running late late to get to the airport and to Melbourne and ended up having krispy kreme donuts for breakfast/lunch, we made up for this by later heading to Hu Tong for dumplings before Radiohead. I loved Radiohead, have every time I’ve seen them, Matt was a little more skeptical (ie big show, Thom a bit more tame these days) but I think they still have it.
After the hectic-ness of the first few days (flights and late nights) on Saturday we headed to Heide for a quiet wander and lunch, I’ve never been before but it was so lovely, both the houses were wonderful and I particularly liked seeing the work of Heather B Swann. Following a quick stop at the new marimekko store (I was surprisingly good – only purchasing 2 mugs) we braved the line for Mamasita (only 1hr 20 mins or so!) for dinner. We tried lots of different things but the snapper ceviche was brilliant as were the slushie mojitos.
Sunday was for shopping (nothing terribly exciting) and a wander around the ngv’s ian potter centre, mostly to see Miso's drawings in the café in person (above), they are pretty incredible.
It's funny, I want to post here but lately don't really know what to write about. Bloggers block? Sometimes I think my everyday life events aren't really blog-worthy.
This week is a week I've been waiting for, Sigur Ros on thursday night, Radiohead on friday night and a bit of a break off this island. Two of my all time favourite bands in two nights, in two different cities, may be slightly overwhelming but definitely exciting. Does anyone have any tips for things to do in Adelaide? It's a bit of a mystery to me. Plus I am looking forward to visiting the new Marimekko store in Melbourne, I visited one of their stores when I was in Sweden last year but was so conscious of luggage weights that I really was quite restrained, not so much this time!
Pics are a few from around the house, I'm still working out the light here, haven't quite sussed it out yet, but when I do I'll post some more.
It has been a very long time since I did anything vaguely craft related, but I am starting to get that feeling back and there have been some great ideas/diy's around lately. Thinking Beci Orpin's book Find and Keep could be another good source of inspiration.