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Monthly Archives: April 2018

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Saturday afternoon at the Museum

By | April 28th, 2018|architecture, art, cinema, daily life, design, friends, photography, technology|

It is really nice to have a Saturday night at home for a change, and just cook and drink wine and listen to nice music. I am making a mini herbed roast lamb, and it is fun. I went to the Melbourne Museum this afternoon. It is definitely worth doing. They have some amazing exhibits. [...]

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Le precipice – Daara J – So Frenchy So Chic

By | April 24th, 2018|holidays, music|

Speaking of world music, I was inspired to find the artist who is responsible for this amazing song on the weekend: Daara J. I found their song on one of the So Frenchy So Chic compilations and have always loved it. I really like their whole album - Boomerang, released in 2003. What did they [...]

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Best of British – Saturday night – MICF

By | April 22nd, 2018|bars and restaurants, comedy|

The last comedy that I saw in this season of MICF was the Best of British. Four acts + an MC. Each act spoke for about 10 minutes and told one main story. From the guy whose mother gave him a sky diving adventure for his birthday, because he is afraid of flying, and ended [...]

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Thando – NUMB – single launch – The Workers Club – Fitzroy

By | April 21st, 2018|bars and restaurants, music|

I rocked up to the Workers Club in Fitzroy at maybe 10:30 pm and saw most of the last support band - Zii. They were great. The room was jam packed, and it shouted from the rooftops when Thando was mentioned. Thando has been doing many regular, free gigs around Melbourne for some time, and [...]

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Friday night work drinks – heaven is warm and bubbly

By | April 21st, 2018|bars and restaurants, professional, weather|

We were blessed with a warm and balmy Friday and I knew that I was going to have a nice evening of drinks with work people, when they started talking about their penchant for buying cases of wine from nearby wineries. I feel like I am definitely in a good place in the world, with [...]

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The Lost Flowers of Alice Hart – Holly Ringland

By | April 18th, 2018|literature, parks and gardens|

Have you ever read one of those books that just make you happy? I am part way through a book like this at the moment - The Lost Flowers of Alice Hart. It is a story of a young girl, who through a kind of tragedy, finds her long lost grandmother. June (her grandmother) lives [...]

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Triennial – NGV – 100 artists – 32 countries

By | April 16th, 2018|architecture, art|

It was nice to go to the Triennial at the NGV yesterday. I was lucky to catch it before it closed. And I didn't see ALL of it, because it was a pretty huge exhibition, and I had shit to do, but it was still a really nice cultural experience. I loved it. The NGV [...]

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The Ting Tings – That’s not my name

By | April 16th, 2018|music|

Speaking of great upbeat songs with a bit of grit, someone reminded me of this song tonight. So good. I thought it deserved its own post. I want to pump it. It was released in 2007. That was a good vintage for music. Even though it was the cusp of my downfall. All's well that [...]

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Music and words – take a left

By | April 16th, 2018|literature, music|

I am in a very verbal mood this evening. The left hand side of my brain has probably been activated by listening to my lecturer say interesting things for an hour, and now I want to delve into the world of words. I am not so interested in images at the moment, but music is [...]

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