Ah, I feel bad for leaving the depressing whale post up the top for so long. Even though I did get teary every time I heard a news update, there were lots of more cheerful things last week.
- David Sedaris at the Opera House. His books make me laugh uncontrollably, and he didn't disappoint in person. Very funny.
- Yum cha in Chinatown with my mothers' group. It's one of my favourite meals, and it was great watching Ali try eating so many new things. He demolished the barbequed pork and gobbled prawn and vegetable dumplings from my chopsticks.
- Seeing The Edge of Love on Thursday. The story was a bit holey, but the costumes and set design were wonderful. I loved the curtains and cushions in the London scenes, and the fabulous old pram in the Wales bit. And there were gorgeous hand knits. I now feel tempted to get about in a floral dress, mustard cardigan and gumboots, but I don't think I could pull it off quite as well as Sienna and Kiera.
- The Stitches and Craft Show. My first impressions weren't great, but once I'd waded through the scary moshpit downstairs and got to the beautiful Living Creatively area things looked up dramatically. It was lovely to see familiar faces and meet some others. I was especially happy to finally meet Justine after reading her blog for ages, and I picked up a copy of the latest issue of Mixtape, which is fabulous as ever.
- Playing with the gocco, to make cards for a swap. Every time I use it I am impressed again by what a cool little machine it is. [BTW Melissa recently wrote a great summary of all things gocco, which is well worth checking out]
- There's been some sewing going on too. I'm making another stroller liner, and have remembered to take photos this time so I can make a basic tutorial. Nap times permitting, it should be done tomorrow.