Labour Day was spent at the Begonia Festival Parade in the morning, watching the bands march past, as well as local businesses and primary schools. It’s always fun to see people in the parade that you know, though there didn’t seem as many people there this year. I think a few people were away for the long weekend :).
Our front yard is tiny, yet chock full of trees (Japanese maples and a mulberry), roses and agapanthus, with a hedge. I raked, weeded and mulched, and replaced a couple of plants. Roses were deadheaded and ivy yanked out. The maples are beginning to turn, and even on a warm day like today, you begin to feel autumn is here.
2 Loads of laundry, washing taken off the line and sorted, followed by a trip to the supermarket. I have a few moments of respite on the back deck under the shade of next door’s linden tree. It’s a warm day, but it doesn’t have the bite of January. It’s a perfect place to site and relax before the next thing on the list needs to be ticked off.
Mooch is curled up on the deck asleep in the shade, and Mr BG has just made me a cup of tea. I feel quite content with life at the moment.
I get up early Saturday morning and go for a run with a group of women, one of whom is my neighbour Robin. It was an early start this morning and too dark for the running track so we ran around town then headed to the Lake. We said hello to fellow runners, and cyclists, often greeted with the words “Hello ladies”.
It was a good run for me- 8km with very little walking and I was running at a quicker pace than usual. There are a couple of runs coming up for which I am tempted to register. Having usually run by myself, I am really enjoying being part of a group. You are motivated to keep up and we talk about everything under the sun. At the end of the run, you have a great sense of accomplishment, even over little challenges such as running up a hill :).
Coming back, I heard footsteps down the hall and a little voice saying “Morning mummy”. I got a cuddle and kiss and then I took this photo.
Happy International Women’s Day to all.
Miss BG got a Leap Pad from Santa and it is something she enjoys using, in between playing with her babies, having tea parties, watching TV, getting cuddles and making mud pies. Her brother usually pooh poohs it, as it is considered a bit childish, but he is still curious over her use and will often make suggestions to assist.
The little BGs had their twilight sports today. They didn’t start at school until 1.30, so they came into work with me for the morning. They visited the library, and attended a maths class with one of the maths lecturers! Both kids enjoyed the university experience :).
After work we headed down to the local oval to see them race. They aren’t the fastest of kids, but they tried their best, and thoroughly enjoyed themselves.
This morning Mr BG dashed to the computer, as if he were a child on Christmas morning. He wanted to see the lineup for the New York Popfest, which was released at 6am AEDST. He has been hanging out for weeks for the announcement, and has been counting down the days.
Regular readers may be aware that about 4 months ago, he was asked to play at this festival, and that a poll I ran on this site asking you all if I should accompany him and leave the kids at home with my sister in law voted overwhelmingly YES! The official announcement means the information is no longer embargoed.
For those with good eyesight, Mr BG is performing as Bart and Friends, but will also be performing with a former bandmate from 20+ years ago, Pam.
So it’s now official. Flights and accommodation have been booked and paid for, visas secured, and leave requested. Rehearsals are beginning in earnest
This is backstage of Her Majesty’s Theatre, as seen from Albert Street. I come out of my gym around 7am and this is the view which greets me. While the front facade is quite grand, I love the backstage. Given its placement on the rise of the hill, the backstage is more visible to pedestrians and traffic.. If you are a parent with a child who performs, this is a sight that becomes very familiar through the endless rehearsals and performances…