Saturday, January 10, 2009

Something for the kids-big and little

Went to the city yesterday to see James and the Giant Peach. It was great. I didn't know the story before we went and was a bit dubious about it, but I have to say, I did enjoy it.

It's being performed until 23rd January at RMIT in the Kaleide Theatre and entertains both young and old. There was plenty of modern references including Sarah Palin, Kate Moss and Amy Winehouse as well as a music score and sound effects on stage.
Lots of pantomine pranks, men dressed in women's clothing and water pistols galore, a good afternoon's entertainment for all.

Next weekend we will go to the city, armed with a camera, a list of ideas and we are going to make a Noakes Tour of Melbourne for the coffee table. Now to work on the list of ideas.

Talk soon

Friday, January 2, 2009

How rude?

Well it has been awhile hasn't it? And I suppose you want to know what I've been doing. Well! Since my surgery, which did take the 6 weeks I was prescribed, I did also turn 40 and as I didn't have a 30th, I celebrated in style and had not just one party but 3!

As well as my birthday, the rest of the family have their birthdays too. DS6 turns 7 on 4th Dec, DH celebrates his birthday on the 10th and DS9 hit double figures on the 18th. Chuck in Christmas, the odd party or 3, present buying and my niece's birthday on the 27th, then you can see why I have neglected you.

The above shot was taken at the BIG party on the Saturday Night. It was a themed party-Royalty as you see it. I dressed as ELizabeth I ruffle and all, wig the works. You can't see it in the shot, but I was very pale in the face too. Thanks to Pauline for taking this shot.

Others came as King Gee dressed in his work clothes and helmet; princesses, vikings, Kings and Queens of Hearts, frog princes' and a couple of Chocolate Royals. It was a great night.

The boys are calling so I will fill you in on the other two parties later.