Tuesday, August 29, 2006

Catching A Breath And Catching Up

I started a new job yesterday, still with the same Christian charity I've been working at for the past few months and only a temp assignment, but a new job nonetheless. What I should have done, bright and early, was blog about what a fantastic weekend I had and tell you all that it was Morgan's birthday yesterday. My bad, as the young people say.

Instead I was deep in learning the new job, and reeling from the realisation that my future for the next few months is a loooong morning commute to way out in the 'burbs. Way. Out. There are only three of us in the office, in part of an lovely old building set in beautiful grounds, and yesterday I dropped a pin and I actually heard it. On carpet.

So. The weekend was fabulous, the higlight being the 50's Fair on Sunday.

Joyous Crimson

Set in the grounds of a fabulous modernist house built in 1950, the fair was chock full of market stalls, entertainers and people in 50's gear.

Still Life With Green Lady

I challenged myself by conquering my shyness and asking people if I could take their picture. It was a fun event, and everyone who was dressed up was very amenable to having their picture taken. There are more pics over on my Flickr photo stream.

A Man And His Dog

Afterwards a bunch of the Sydney Photobloggers, plus Morgan and myself, headed to Kate and Sam's house for a barbeque.

Kate's Bickies

With yummy bickies! It was a fab way to spend the day, and I wouldn't have changed any of it for the world. Great fun.


Amanda said...

Looks like fun.

Topically, the artist of the "Chinese Girl" print there dies the other day.

Sunshine said...

Those biccies look so good... maybe I'm just hungry. :P

Michael Guy said...

YOUR photography always has such impactful color. The 'red' is so saturated here. Just adds even more zest to an already great snap. Love all of these, TOA.

Michael Guy said...

PS-what are "bickies"? Looks like a nutty cookie?!

The Other Andrew said...

In Oz "cookie" = Biscuit = Bickie!

Thanks for the comments about the photos MG, I picked red as a theme on the day and although I haven't posted them here, I also took a series of portraits of women in red.

worldpeace and a speedboat said...

oooh, the Rose Seidler house is just so fab, isn't it? the best thing Harry ever designed. you know, I really like his private house architecture. it's just his skyscrapers which are a tragic abomination against every tasteful aesthetic ever in the history of mankind and should be blown up immediately. if you know what I mean.

I'd love to go to that 50's fair. fabbo. great photies!

The Other Andrew said...

Speedy, let's make a date for next year. It's absolutely your thing!

Yes, the house is fab!

worldpeace and a speedboat said...

ooh, you have a date TOA. it will be too cute!