Archive for: Keeping the Masses Entertained

Feb 28th, 2009

Baghdad Wedding

Tonight Adam and I went to see Baghdad Wedding at the Belvoir Street theatre. It was very good, well worth seeing. My mum had gone earlier in the week to see it with friends and phoned me a little worried that we might not enjoy the play because she’d found it quite harrowing and confronting […]

Feb 22nd, 2009

Laundry and laughter

We often get the kids to help us deal with the mountain of clean laundry that accumulates over a week (it gets washed and dried pretty much daily but the folding and ironing is rather more erratic). Everybody comes downstairs and we chuck all the clothes on Adam’s and my bed and then spend 20 […]

Feb 18th, 2009

From my bookshelf & book club review

It’s been a bit quiet on the reading front since my last bookshelf post. Once I finished the Egan and MZB I picked up Alastair Reynolds’ Pushing Ice which I had started ages ago but had put aside for no particular reason. It ended up coming away on our camping holiday with me and still […]

Feb 15th, 2009

Interview time

I’ve been a little slow with this one! Back at the end of January Liz at Eternal Lizdom invited her readers to request an interview from her, which I duly did. Shortly afterwards, her questions arrived in my inbox and I opened a draft post, began to write, got stuck and it’s been sitting there […]

Feb 7th, 2009

Other Mother is here

Freaky! I’ve been exploring the Coraline movie website, so much awesome! I particularly like the clip showing the miniature knitting (it’s in the top drawer under the mirror in Coraline’s bedroom). I’m extremely peeved that here in Australia we have to wait till MAY for the cinema release *grumbles* I have to confess I haven’t […]

Feb 1st, 2009

Seventeen years

In September of 1988, one month shy of my 18th birthday I went to a party I had not been invited to. My best mate’s girlfriend had been invited so we figured that was close enough. I knew a fair few of the people there, well, their faces and names at any rate, they were […]