It's been a busy few weeks of late. First of all of course it's the start of semester with all the chaos that that implies for us folks trying to get the material ready and the students informed. But it's also been busy on the social and home fronts.
Well, I kinda blew the entertainment budget the last few weeks, along with a couple of movies, (Swancon Fantastic 4 screening & the FTI screening of Labyrinth) I also got to go to Inside the TARDIS
and also to Cirque du Soleil's Quidam
, both of which I enjoyed immensely, Katy, Colin & Sylvester were very entertaining, and even if you weren't a Dr Who fan I think you would have enjoyed the evening and as for Quidam, well, it was my first Cirq du Soleil and I have to say I was very impressed, both with the skill shown, the music and the sheer number of things going on at once, it felt like a cross between circus & opera.
I picked up Anna, Art et al.
from the airport at the weekend, their flight getting in at 5:50am, but amazingly enough I managed to wake up and drive to the airport arriving there only a few minutes before they came out the door (though long enough for the gouging parking rates there to kick in). They're fine, had a good time and came back with many books. I think they're mostly over jet lag now if you want to touch bases.
On the good side, I have curtains! I've been living with some nice wooden blinds up till now, but the sides of the window still seemed a bit stark. So when my mum called to let me know that she'd spotted some curtains on special that looked as though they matched, we decided to get two sets and put them up in front of the balcony door too, (actually they turned out to be even more on special when they got to the till :) Yay for scottish mothers with an eye for a bargain)
It took a little while longer to get the curtain poles (plain black from bunnings) and put them up, but they're up and looking pretty spiffy. Makes the room much more cosy at night and softens the windows/door a bit during the day.
On the downside I had to get new taps as about a week ago my hot water tap stopped gripping its shaft (luckily after I'd turned it off) and I was without hot water in the shower for 2 days :o, until I had time to get a plumber, so I now have a new set of taps and hot showers again. :D
That's all for now as I have to go find a cow to take a photo of. (I also finally succumbed and bought myself a digital camera so I can now take multiple photos with the hope of getting a good one without paying extra for processing)