Monday, May 12, 2008

Chillaxing

I hope you all had a nice weekend, mine was really relaxing and chilled out. Nice. That pleasant and unchallenging middle place below fantastic, and well above ordinary.

Saturday morning was Haircut Day, that once every 6 weeks day that includes as many Marie Claire's as I can read in an hour (usually 2), and boosted self esteem. Yay. Although this time around my hairdresser informed me that I am starting to get more grey hairs on one side of my head than the other, making me basically my original colour on one side and a lighter (read greyer) version on the other. What she expected me to do with that information, other that stare at her in a horrified fashion, I will never know.

Afterwards I made a little shopping trip to the Broadway Shopping centre, where I swished through the more glamorous shops before donning a disguise and popping into KMart and Target (for coughpyjamas-and-a-hot-water-bottlecough). I had a nice walk home through the autumn sunshine, before grabbing my knitting and heading to cafe Barmuda to meet up with the Sydney Sity Klickers. There was quite a crowd of us this time around, and Kerry pleasantly surprised me by giving me one of the pink & blue flowering bromeliads that I photographed at the markets the previous weekend, which he had dug out of his own garden. Sweet!

Sunday morning I headed back to the markets again, this time to meet up with a whole posse of friends. After an hour or so spent wandering the markets and buying veggies, we retired to Meaghan & Jamie's house just around the corner for a long late morning tea. (OMG, I'm sorry I didn't save you a chocolate brownie, because really they were most excellent. Anyway, I know you're watching your weight.)

In the afternoon I headed to the pub to knit with my pub knitting peeps, and then home for the usual Sunday night routine, making dinner, trying to find anything else to watch on the teev that isn't Big Brother, etc. (Actually, on ABC2 there were two fantastic architectural documentaries back to back! One about Sir John Soane, and one about Eileen Gray - including her larger architectural works, such as her now sadly derelict E-1027 House. Fascinating stuff.)

So that was my weekend. How was yours?

13 comments:

bernard said...

well; the Seven foot Smurf and I also went to Barmuda, but you probably had your Jackie-O glasses and scarf wrapped around you in cough-tah-jay-cough at that point..
I also had haircut day, which for once everyone has noticed (and I said just a trim, which it was, and was only 3 or 4 weeks since prior just a trim).

Lots of park and puppy fun at varying parts of weekend.

Had brekkie with the erstwhile last liberal voting fag in Camperdown (which means that now there are no more liberal voting fags in Camperdown; I breathe so much easier!)

I almost sent you a message on Sat reminding you of the Holy Sheet! PJ sale.

Remembered to send flowers to mum for mothers day.

Had some good girlfriend catchup time.

And installed Google Earth on the Mac. Mmmmm... Procrastination.com indeed.

I didn't get around to writing the list of lists that I need to (not only) write and (more importantly) stick to.

Can you do that for me honey??

Mousicles said...

Accidently meeting a huge bunch of friends at the markets was certainly the highlight of my weekend.

Michael said...

The highlight of my weekend was seeing one of my favorite current Broadway stars, Ashley Brown (Mary Poppins!), perform with the Cincinnati Symphony. They did all Disney songs, all night. Does it get gayer (in any sense of the word)?

John C said...

Sir John Soane is a bit of a hero of mine. His house in London (actually two houses knocked together) is a most of amazing museum of all the things he collected, from fragments of Greek and Roman sculpture and architecture to original paintings and engravings by William Hogarth and Piranesi (another hero) and a genuine sarcophagus from Ancient Egypt in the basement. It's one of London's hidden gems. And Stephen Fry agrees!

http://www.soane.org/

Ur-spo said...

that sounds splendid
my weekend consisted mostly of around the house chores. we did dip into the pool and got a bit sunburned.

John C said...

Check this out!

http://www.britishtours.com/360/soane-museum.html

Mel said...

One word: work

Miss Eudoxia said...

My weekend was chores then the flu knocking me for 6. Think of the nice cosies you can knit the hot water bottle? I am serious, I loved the colourful ones my friend had when I went to visit.

Cozalcoatl said...

Saturday was looking for furniture for our new shiny house then Margaritas and pizza with the family.
Sunday was a wonderful 5 hour hike through Oak Creek Canyon, between Flagstaff and Sedona. Rob, Darwin and I had a hoot.Such beautiful country side.

thombeau said...

I started my new job at the zoo!

The Other Andrew said...

Yay! New job! Penguin wrangler?

Meaghan said...

I am exceedingly annoyed - for 18 months we've been extolling the virtues of Marrickville Markets - will anyone listen - no. You go off with one incy wincy blog post and suddenly it's THE place to be - humpffff I say in a you should watch yourself young man kind of way. Make sure you use your power for good rather than evil.

The Other Andrew said...

The power of the blog! :)